Night Faith Theme

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In 'Night ', one of the key themes entails Eliezer’s struggle to uphold his faith in a compassionate God. Throughout this text, the writer highlights his loss of faith in various aspects. At the beginning of this narrative, Eliezer’s faith in God is unconditional. In an attempt to elaborate on the reasons behind this absolute faith and devotion to God, he asserts “Why did I pray?...Why did I live? Why did I breathe?” (Wiesel 34). Based on this indication, it is obvious that the writer believes in the need for every individual to pray to God constantly and trust in Him at all times. Eliezer believes that praying to God faithfully should be at the core of everyone’s existence. By showing his unconditional love for God, who is all-powerful and kind, Eliezer is of the opinion that his life would be meaningless if he did not have faith in this divine being. Nonetheless, his deep-rooted faith is challenged following the occurrence of the Holocaust. In the beginning, the…show more content…
During the first night in the encampment and his experience during pipel’s hanging, the instability of Eliezer’s faith is observable. Nonetheless, this struggle does not equate to the complete abandonment of his trust in God. As opposed to weakening his commitment to God, the struggle aids in stabilizing his faith in the divine power. Moshe the Beadle asserts: “I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions” (Wiesel 53). This indicates that inquiring is a key element in maintaining one’s faith in God. Accordingly, the questions asked by the narrator with reference to the Holocaust shows his commitment to this divine being. Based on his experiences, Eliezer indicates: “My anger rises up within faith and not outside it” (Wiesel 48). Despite the instabilities in his faith, Eliezer is able to reinstate his unconditional trust in
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