Themes In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel’s relationship with God changes during his time in Auschwitz. He becomes angry with God for letting His own creations starve, torture, and mercilessly murder His devout worshippers. Wiesel cannot understand why his creator would open “six crematoria working day and night” to slaughter human beings (Wiesel 67). He does not trust God to be just any longer, for “every fiber in [him rebels]” (67). Wiesel feels he is stronger than the God whom he was bound to for so long, and he “no longer [accepts] God’s silence” (69). Elie highlights this dramatic change in his relationship with God because faith’s importance in one’s life is a strong theme throughout the story. Wiesel is left “terribly alone” when his faith is shaken (68). Only the

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