Essay on Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

1106 Words May 29th, 2015 5 Pages
Jessica R.

During the Holocaust, over six million individuals died, many deaths occurred from living in the concentration camps. Within the camps, inhumane acts were performed on the Jewish people. In Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie’s identity is changing from being religious and a follower of God to not having any faith in God, by staying true to himself and his faith, by dealing with tortious acts and by feeling that God was behind all of the danger.

Elie Wiesel 's Identity was always based on a connection with God, during the prison camps Wiesel always stayed true to his identity and kept God within his soul. In Ellie 's childhood, he was a believer in God, and practiced his faith. For example, Elie’s father did not approve of his son practicing the faith of Kabbalah. “He wanted to drive the idea of studying Kabbalah from my mind...I succeeded on my own [by] finding [my own] master…”(4). Despite his father 's thoughts on his study of faith, Elie found himself his own mentor - Moishe ; who was willing to help Elie learn Kabbalah. Praying is a enormous part of being a believer in God, especially in Elie 's life. In response to Moishe asking, “ ‘Why do you pray?’ ”, Elie responded with, “...Why did I live? Why did I breathe?... ‘I don’t know...I don 't know’ ”(4). Moishe asking Elie, the question about why he prays, creates Elie to respond with a feeling of, if he did not pray to God, he would not have been living in this world. Ellie, being only a young teenager, has so…

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