Night By Elie Wiesel Faith In God Analysis

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The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, recounts the story of Elie and his fathers’ experiences in the cruel Nazi concentration camps. Before the deportation of Elie’s nuclear family and others of the Sighet community to concentration camps, Elie is pious in his studies of Jewish mysticism. Elie is taught by Moishe the Beadle who lives in penury. Throughout the time Elie spent in concentration camps, he describes two specific accounts of hangings. The hanging that affects the prisoners is the hanging of the young Pipel. As the event is occurring, Elie begins to question God’s intentions. However, in the end of the memoir, Elie thanks God for his survival. In the memoir Night, Elie Wiesel’s faith in God fluctuates because Elie studies with Moishe …show more content…
During the prayer, Elie says, “I was the accuser, God the accused. My eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly alone in a world without God, without man” (Wiesel 68). This quote signifies Elie’s loss of faith in God. Before living in a concentration camp, Elie would plead for forgiveness on Rosh Hashanah. Now that he has experienced the conditions of the camps and how he questions God, his faith has diminished. The horrific events of the hanging of the pipel and Elie blaming God for the creation of the concentration camps led to Elie’s loss of faith in …show more content…
In the beginning, Elie starts studying with Moishe the Beadle and continues his religious studies until him and the people of Sighet move to concentration camps. By doing so, Elie is being faithful and respecting God. The cruelty of the concentration camps changed Elie’s faith in God. While in the concentration camps, Elie begins to question God and his faith soon diminishes. After being released from the camps, Elie presents his Nobel Prize Speech in 1986. Throughout the thirty year time span, Elie is able to regain his thought and able to process what happened in The Holocaust. By processing what occurred, Elie is able to regain faith in God. Throughout the memoir Night, Elie experiences events that changes him from being faithful in God, questioning God and eventually losing faith in God, and then back to being faithful in

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