Elie Wiesel was a 15 year old Jewish boy when his entire family was moved to a concentration camp. At the camp, Elie goes through many mortifying and earth shattering trials that test him. One of his trials was his relationship with God. At first, Elie had great faith in God, but later on he starts to doubt God's power, and near the end of the memoir he no longer believes God had any power to help. Originally, Elie had unquestionable faith in God.
His father dies and Elie is going to remember him forever as the man who sacrificed everything he had left for young Elie.Thanks to his father, Elie learned to take care of someone and how to survive by himself. You're family is going to be there for you, they are your blood and that bond between you all cannot be
Forced to live in horrible conditions with hardly any food, Eliezer ceased to pray, and began to believe God had no sense of justice. Not long after, Elie and his father were moved to another camp where conditions were just as bad. Elie’s experience at this camp was dehumanizing. He was beaten and saw things no human should have to see.
Elie loses his family, suffered through considerable hardship, and lived through the worst time in humanity. Through Elie’s time in the concentration camps, he is exposed to the loss of his family and suffering that lead to the destruction of his religion, his identity, and his faith in humanity. Eventually, Elie would turn his suffering into motivation to
Elie had undergone an immense amount of pain albeit the fact that many think of WW2 but don’t mind much of it’s events. Elie’s only crime was that he belived in a religion which was down looked. A culture which was insulted. Comparatively, born to a targeted ethnicity. His only crime was that he was Jewish.
After Eliezer Is separated from both his mother and his sisters at the concentration camp Auschwitz, he and his father are left with only one another. Before Elie and his father become prisoners, they do not spend much time around each other. Elie is focused on his religious studies and spends most of his time In the synagogue while his father attends community matters. However, once they become prisoners and enter the concentration camps, Elie and his father become inseparable. Their relationship improves, and the two essentially live for one another.
Elie was a very religious person, and wants to study the Talmud. Elie cries over the synagogues being destroyed every night, then what happened to that faith? During the holidays in camp, Elie questions his faith in god. He does not believe that his people should be suffering for no reason. “ Praised be thy Holy Name, for having chosen us to be slaughtered on Thine altar?” (Pg.67) This quote contained the device of imagery.
Elie also saw more horrific things done to others by Nazis that he had questioned the kindness in all people. Jeanne witnessed more of social injustice and was just extremely disappointed in her country, but she really did not see anything that would lead her to believe that all people have a monster inside them. Between the experiences of both Elie and Jeanne, it seems that Elie had lost the most belief in humanity, because of the great amount of oppression that he faced from the Axis powers in Germany. “Suddenly the evidence
The cruelty and hardships Elie experiences brings forth a distrust in humanity. During Elie’s first exposure to the anti-Semitic movement, “all he [feels is] pity”(Wiesel 7). Eli’s reaction exemplifies his progressive severance of relationships to prolong his illusions of hope. Within the “hermetically sealed cattle car”, Elie encounters the “shattered” Mrs. Schachter (24). The insane woman highlights the Jews disgust towards the somewhat inevitable insanity they face.