Essay about Night, Faith And Religious Beliefs

1201 Words Mar 28th, 2016 5 Pages
As Hamaoui translates from the memoir Night “The passage uses the poetry and language of faith to affirm a shattering of faith”(Hamaoui 128). The Jewish people struggling to survive the Holocaust are using faith and religion to keep themselves alive. Over time the Jews begin to question God’s willingness to stop the Holocaust. The loss of faith is hard for Elie to keep moving forward in the fight for freedom. Elie starts to believe God has left them to die, so they begin to abandon religion. In Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, faith and religious beliefs start to fade as the Jews struggle for their life during the Holocaust. While in the ghettos, the Jewish people, including Elie, have faith and continue praising God. As a child Elie wants to devote his life to religion and live by the rule of God. Praising God gives the Jews hope of being free again. Even if they have a bad day, they maintain faith in God. They believe He will save them, so they even fast. At the end of a hard day, Elie said, “We spent the day fasting. But we were not very hungary. We were exhausted” (Wiesel 15). In the Jewish religion on certain days men and women do not eat from dawn until dark. Elie and the others were working all day, but they still have enough time to praise God. The Jewish civilians go on praising God because they know He will save them from horrible place. These civilians all have a common religion which brings them closer together in the struggle for life. For instance, Naperkowski…

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