Imagine believing so strongly in something and then being let down, or thinking that you were wrong to believe. In Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie felt as though he had lost his religion and beliefs. “I believed profoundly. During the day I studied the Talmud, and at night I ran to the synagogue to weep of the destruction of the Temple,” (Wiesel, 14). This quote shows how strongly he believed before experiencing the hardships of the Holocaust and it changed him.
“For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name? The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for?” (Wiesel, 33) “The student of Talmud, the child I was, had been consumed by the flames.” (Wiesel, 37) Struggle for identity is seen here as Eliezer loses the faith he once studied and worshipped. “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed.” (Wiesel, 34) This was the turning point for Eliezer in many ways.
Another example of this is when it is new years in the concentration camp, in this Elie is losing his faith in god because he is the creator, he is questioning why? if he is the creator of everything? Then why did he create such hurt and torture for them. “blessed be god’s name? why, but why would I bless him?
“Night vs the peril of indifference” What is the Holocaust? How many people were put through a traumatic experience for having a religion, and doing nothing wrong? What if this happened to you? These are some questions I asked myself when I learned more about the holocaust. How could people segregate others because of a religion they didn’t understand?
“A traumatic experience robs you of your identity” (Dr.Bill). Concentration camps during the agonizing Holocaust disallowed their prisoners to obtain a personal identity. The renowned memoir, Night, written by Holocaust survivor, Eliezer Wiesel, published in 1954 expands the apprehension of the life altering challenges and torment the Jewish society encountered from 1933 to 1945. Identity consists of an individual's distinctive characteristics, beliefs and mannerisms which was forbidden for the Jewish hostages of the Holocaust to attain. Elie’s identity was shaped and reshaped by the traumatic experiences the Jewish community persevered through.
The consequences of catastrophes are everlasting. Maus is an intricate graphic novel written by Artie Spiegelman that entails the horrifying experiences of the Holocaust through the eyes of his father Vladek. Art’s upbringing in a household of survivors and the calamity that his father lived through were detrimental to both characters’ mental health. A clear theme in Maus is the effect responsibility has on those who obtain it. There are several occasions in the story where someone is displayed as being accountable for very pressing situations; Maus demonstrates that culpability is often the result of having an obligation.
All the scars that he has allow him to realize he has already came so far, so why not finish strong In Night, characters like Elie 's father had a positive effect on Elie, while others like the SS guards and prisoners who were given power were obstacles. First, Elie’s father has a positive effect on Elie while in the concentration camps. For example, during Yom Kippur, Jewish people, who are very religious, fast. During this Yom Kippur that they spent in the concentration camps, Elie 's father doesn 't allow Elie to fast. They become closer because they both stopped believing in God.
Also, as the World War 1 had broken out, his adolescence was a time when he witnessed a lot of his peers and elders lose their belief in unity and dignity in humans (because everybody produced a way to blame the British) (Friedman, 2013, p. 9). Similar to family friend who committed suicide, Fromm was surprised that people decided to go to war and kill or die really easily (Friedman, 2013, p. 9). Fromm met with rabbi Noel who introduced him to Hermann Cohen, a neo-Kantian socialist thinker which helped Fromm to lay foundations of his thinking. Also, Fromm started to embrace Jewish mysticism. Fromm, his two friends – Leo Löwenthal and Ernst Simon, and rabbi Noel, they put out a mixture of enlightenment ideas and Jewish mysticism (Friedman, 2013, pp.
Elie’s Loss of Faith Within this barbarous world, there are innumerable accounts of devastating events that have occurred in the past, and continue to occur; these occurrences periodically cause us to question the existence of God. Overall, this statement proves to be correct to ill-fated Eliezer Wiesel. This brave child was exceedingly religious, as well as he had a strong hunger to be closer with God. Previous to being transferred to Auschwitz, he believed that as long as his family stuck together, everything would work out to be well. Throughout all his time in the concentration camp, he started to lose his faith after discovering the horrid ways of the camp.
The memoir, Night, by Elie Wiesel is written about the author’s traumatic experiences during the Holocaust, using a variety of elements such as imagery, tone, and point of view to develop the story he has to tell. Through the use of plotline, he provides an insight of the events during the Holocaust through his own perspective to emotionally and ethically appeal to the reader and prevent such events from happening again. Although the memoir includes numerous significant events during the Holocaust, the structure of his plotline is set to represent and emphasize important moments he had witnessed. Nonetheless, incidents such as the climax of the death of his father, often evoke depressing and traumatizing emotions from the readers to urge the