Night Elie's Religion In Night

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In the next stage of Elie's spirituality in Night he becomes questionable with the power that God has. One way Elie show this is by doubting God's supremacy. Inside the concentration camps, the Jewish people went through torture that caused them to question their faith in God. In one discussion among them, Elie thinks about his doubt about God's righteousness and sees God in a whole new perspective and brought him to words of anger and disappointment "I had ceased to pray. How I sympathized with Job! I did not deny God's existence, but I doubted His absolute justice" (53). As shown in the previous paragraph, Elie's religion was what made his life whole, however now he is turning away from God and trying to sort out all the chaotic feelings …show more content…

Why should I bless His name? The Eternal, Lord of the Universe, the All-Powerful and Terrible, was silent. What had I to thank him for?"(42). This is how Elie expresses his disappointment in God by going against the religious practices he has followed all his life showing his change in his beliefs. One point that Elie put a great amount of anger in Night, is while in this camp he felt like God was nonexistent. As the first horrific night in the concentration camp slowly revealed itself, Elie as a person was changed. His beliefs became different and he was no longer able to see the world in the same light, as expressed in "never shall I forget these moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust"(43). Elie began to resent God and the religious habits he had been following just like that. As his life was being broken down little by little, his religion became less and less to him. This was because he couldn't get past the thought that God should stop this but isn’t stopping it at all. This led him to consume his anger with hatred against God, and he found himself asking "Why, but why should I bless

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