Night Elie Wiesel Journey

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Night Looking deeper into this memoir, one can see that the traumatic journey had a great effect on Elie physical, mental, and spiritually. Some may say that Elie lost his faith in God during his endeavors in the concentration camp, but personally I would disagree he completely loses his faith. Ultimately, I do not think Elie lost his faith throughout his journey, although certain situations in the book lead the reader to believe that Elie had finally had enough. Many times Elie questioned God’s plans for him and the rest of the Jews. He questions this because of all the overwhelming evil that is around every corner of this book. Evil disguises itself in many different forms throughout this book, from soldiers to friends and family, there …show more content…
Hitler has his soldiers carry out the massive killing of Jews through fire and gas. One of the most disgusting things I have ever had to read was the part in the book when they talk about children and babies being thrown into the flames. “Babies! Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes…children thrown into flames” (Wiesel, 32). How someone could physically do this without being sick to their stomach is something that I will never emotionally be able to understand. The soldiers are mindlessly hurting an innocent and pure being. A baby has no experience in what is right or wrong, but yet it is being burned alive in the flames of this man-made hell. After this incident, it was evident to see that Elie was starting to lose his faith in God. However, he slowly rebuilds his faith through the power of prayer and family until it is disrupted …show more content…
Evil makes them blind to the moral priorities that they originated with. Basic human thought turns to animalistic instinct. “Don’t you recognize me…You’re killing your father…I have bread…for you too…for you too…” (Wiesel, 101). In this particular, case evil had overtaken many of the prisoners and they were not able to think clearly due to everything that they had been through. I feel like this is something that made Elie’s bond stronger with his dad. It is evident that this a symbolic relationship between Elie and God. God is often referred to as the father and the Jewish people have a convent with Him. This is seen in the story of Abraham where God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son, and then this promise is made. Because of the relationship between Elie and his father, his father is the worldly image of God, which is why Elie turn to God once his father passes away. Seeing this happen really put things into perspective and showed Elie that he would not be able to make the rest of the journey without either his father or his

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