A Good Example Of A Strong Faith Is The Strength By Which A Shattered World Shall Emerge Into The

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Helen Keller once said, “Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” Faith plays a huge role in most people’s everyday life depending on their beliefs and their religion. A good example of a strong faith is in a memoir Night by Elie Wiesel. In this memoir, Elie goes through heart-rending times where he needs to keep his faith strong to survive through the heartbreaking, painful, miserable events that soon happen later. Elie is saying to himself how empty his life is without his faith during these dreadful events. Elie describes the situation as, “Indifference deadend the spirit” (Wiesel 93). Elie believes that indifference in his life and other Jewish people 's lives ultimately destroyed the spirit and the Jews were not believing in their faith. In Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie’s faith changes drastically throughout his book due to agonizing times throughout the Holocaust.

During Elie’s time in his hometown Sighet, Elie has a different perspective on faith than anyone else in his town. Elie, during this time period is a twelve year old who wants to and has motivation to study faith in the Cabbala. Elie is speaking to the general audience during the first pages of this magnificent memoir. The situation he is in leaves him sad that the German troops destroyed his temple where he prayed. Elie states, “ During the day I studied the the Talmud, and at night I ran to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the temple” (Wiesel 1). Elie…

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