Analysis Of The Book ' Night ' By Elie Wiesel Essay

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Most people know what the Holocaust is, but many people do not know what actually went on behind the camp’s gates. Night, by Elie Wiesel, is a memoir about the horrific experiences Wiesel went through. These acts of cruelty took a mental and spiritual toll on the prisoners. Fifteen year old Wiesel witnesses unbelievable acts of cruelty, which caused him and the other prisoners to lose faith in their god. Wiesel lives in Sighet, a town in Transylvania, where he devotes his life to the Jewish religion. In the book Wiesel details his loss of faith. After Wiesel loses his faith in God and humanity, he puts his faith in himself, which helps Elie Wiesel survive.
When Wiesel is a young boy his faith means the world to him. Every day Wiesel studies the Talmud and at night prays in the synagogue. Praying comes as natural to Elie as breathing. When Elie is just twelve years old he informs his father he wants to study the Cabala. His father replies “You’re too young for that. Mamonides said it was only at thirty that one had the right to venture into the perilous world of mysticism” (2 Wiesel). Wiesel defies his father and finds a teacher of his own in Moshe the Beadle. Every day Wiesel prays, and every day he fills his time by studying the Cabala and Talmud. Wiesel has a positive outlook on life in general, nothing has happened for him to think otherwise. Elie views humanity as a whole, as a virtuous society. Elie’s actions prove how strong his faith is. A few…

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