Examples Of Faith In Night By Elie Wiesel

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“You never know how much you really believe anything until it’s truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you” (Clive Staples Lewis). Many people question whether having faith in God does anything or if it is the difference between life and death. Elie Wiesel throughout the holocaust questioned whether or not to have faith in God, or if God's faith in him is really there. In the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie whose faith and belief in God was once unconditional, during the countless of trials Elie faced, his faith in God was irreparably shaken, however in only lowest moments of faith does he turn back on God.
In the beginning of novel, his faith in God was absolute.When Moishe the Beadle asked, “‘Why do you pray?’” Elie thought, “Why did I pray?
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One way readers can see that his faith is still there in pieces is his constant questioning of God. When he say questions like, “Where is God?” or “Why would I bless him? “ he is still questioning his faith, but it shows that there still is some. His struggle with his broken faith should not be confused that his faith in God is abandoned, in reality his faith can be seen when Elie really needs to believe. For example, after realizing that Rabbi Eliahu’s son abandoned his father, he said, “in spite of myself, a racer formed inside me, a prayer to this God in whom I no longer believed. ‘Oh God, Master of the Universe, give me the strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahu’s son had done’” (91) At this moment Elie realizes he needs all the strength he can get to not make mistakes and abandon his father. Even though he didn’t believe in God’s strength to help him, he prayed to him despite that. Praying to God in this moment despite having very little faith in him shows that he is still obtaining a small piece of faith inside of him in hope for survival of himself and his

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