What Is The Purpose Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night is an account written by Elie Wiesel. Elie writes about his own life experiences during the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust, and about all the terrifying memories he had dealing with the death of his family. He was only a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in Sighet. During this time they felt as if they needed to give up, or as if it was too much to go through. Elie was one of the very few that survived during this time. Some believe he lived in order to write this text, so we will not repeat history, Elie is not convinced though. “I don’t know how I survived; I was weak, rather shy; I did nothing to save myself” (pg. vii). These were the terms for a lot of people in concentration camps. You never knew whether you were …show more content…
There are many psychological factors that fit in today’s society. Most of the people in concentration camps started to give up their faith in God, family and humanity. “Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I 'm condemned to live as long as God himself. Never.” (Pg.32) They didn’t know why God would let such cruelty happen to them, if he loves all people. Before Elie entered the camp, he believed that God is everywhere at all times, therefore the world should be good. During the Holocaust his views changed due to all of the evil and cruelty he had to go through and see. Therefore, Elie starts to believe God must be cruel, or not exist at all. Moshe the Beadle shares with Elie, his prayer to God earlier in the story. “I pray to God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions.” (Pg.5) We today always struggle with faith. When something bad happens to us, or one of our loved ones, we turn our backs away. We have trouble understanding why He would let such sadness and pain into someone’s

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