The Book Night By Elie Wiesel Essay

1111 Words Nov 6th, 2015 5 Pages
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 at the beginning, then questions God because the young pipel is hung, and then thanks God in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. At the beginning of the memoir, Elie is devout in his study of Kabbalah. Although he wants to study Kabbalah, his father disagrees with his choice. Going against his father’s wishes, Elie studies with Moishe the Beadle. Elie describes himself as, “I was almost thirteen and deeply observant. By day I studied Talmud and by night I would run to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the Temple” (Wiesel 3). By age thirteen, Elie is already devout in his studies. In the daytime hours, he studies the Talmud, and by night he rushes to the synagogue in his community to pray. By doing so, he shows his…

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