Analysis Of Elie Wiesel 's Night Essay

1099 Words Oct 15th, 2014 5 Pages
When the shell built by childhood and innocence becomes removed, it’s as if for the first time an individual can truly see the limitless boundaries of the horizon. For Elie Wiesel in his work, Night, his boundaries lied at the edge of his hometown of Sighet. At age 16, Elie wanted to expand his horizons by strengthening his relationship with God, and although his father was against Elie taking up spirituality, he went and found himself a tutor in Moishe the Beedle. Months into their lessons, the Gestapo abducted Moishe. Managing to get away, Moishe planned to teach Elie one last lesson of the danger that lied ahead. None of the village, including Elie, paid no heed to his warning. That mistake would send Elie on a journey of turmoil and darkness that puts his faith to the test. On this journey, he comes face to face with what it truly means to believe in God and asks questions that will guide and shape his faith forever. While in the concentration camps, Elie witnesses evil that makes him question God’s existence. During the execution in Buna, a man who was watching the young pipel writhe stated,”’ Where is merciful God, where is He?’”(Wiesel 64). Elie the responded that, “Where is He?-this is where hanging from the gallows”(65). As Elie is watching this loyal, innocent boy die, he questions that God even exists, and that was when he realized that God must have been dead or dying, like the little pipel. Later that night, Elie described that, “the soup tasted of corpses”…

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