Suffering In Elie Wiesel's Night

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The suffering from a horrible event can forever affect the transformation of a person. The horrendous incidents that took place during the Holocaust has made a negative effect on many lives of those who were mistreated and abused during this event. In Night,the author, faces many struggles and cruelty in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and this drastically changes his faith in God. The author of Night changed throughout the events he suffered through in the Holocaust by losing faith and breaking his trust in God. Elie was once a true follower of God and practiced his faith daily, but once he experienced the traumatic events in the Holocaust, his faith in God was gone. “By day I studied Talmud and by night I would run to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the Temple.” “I did not fast. First of all, to please my father who had forbidden me to do so. And then, there was no longer any reason for me to fast. I no longer accepted God’s silence. As I swallowed my ration of soup, I turned that act into a symbol of rebellion, of protest against Him.” Both of these quotes show the drastic change in his faith in God over the period of time he was in the concentration camp due to the events …show more content…

“I continued to devote myself to my studies, Talmud during the day and Kabbalah by night.” “ But now I know longer pleaded for anything. I was no longer able to lament. On the contrary, I felt very strong. I was the accuser, God was the accused.” These two quotes represent how he went from making his prayers and studies his priority, to no longer thanking God or praying for his guidance. Because of him experiencing the awful treatment that took place in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wiesel no longer believed that God was with him and put a stop to his prayers and studies. This also resulted in him becoming angry with the Lord and no longer praising

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