Night Reflection Paper

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Register to read the introduction… Elie believes that his God has left him making him alone. When a man cried out in one of the cell blocks he was in saying “”where is God now”” (man 62), Elie found himself asking the same question in his head “”Where is he?…” (62). This is the beginning of a slow but sure deterioration of the faith that had kept him so innocent and in control before. The one thing, in the beginning of his stay in the concentration camp, that he had found comfort and joy in has now betrayed him. He is now going without praying everyday because he feels there is no use to do so anymore, and not only does he begin to lose his faith but he begins to lose his relationship with his faither. When he attempted to teach his father the marching steps, so he stops getting whipped, he tried in vain. “”So you still can’t march in step, you lazy old devil”” (53) Elie has also began to get to a point where he can not stand his father. He has even proceeded to contemplate the thought of going on without his father and that maybe he is better off without …show more content…
“ `I’ve got more faith in Hitler than anyone. He’s the only one who’s kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people`” (77). This statement signifies how he had no more faith left in him to believe in his god or any of his promises but can now only remember what Hitler has promised for his people. Elie has lost all that makes him human he has lost all the optimism that he had; his friends, and his dad now no longer a priority to him in his life. He “..quickly forgot..” (82), his friend Zalman who had been trampled to death, and had began to think only of himself. He belongs to no one and has no obligations to anyone but himself. His father was taken away in a short time and he did not do anything. Elie describes his inner struggle that, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep” (106). Yet instead of despairing he had the thought that he was actually “…free at last:” (106) free from the mental burdens of his grave situation. Elie had taken upon himself the same rule that all the other men had, in that “..every man has to fight for himself and not think of anyone else” (man 105) as he is now by himself. After the camp liberated and Elie looks upon all that has happened, he realizes that inside him there is no longer an innocent boy but instead a man filled with regret. “Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my

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