Elie Wiesel In Night Analysis

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The deliberate killing of a large group of people known as Genocide was committed against the Hebrews. Adolf Hitler was the man who instigated and committed this act. He is like the snake in The Jungle Book. He spoke to the people and convince them; almost hypnotizing them to do his bidding. Elie Wiesel wrote a memoir over this tragic event. Having to go through this could put a major strain on their faith in themselves, their fellow men, and even their own God. “In Night”, Elie Wiesel responds negatively to the devastation. This put a strain on his faith in himself and others; even the faith in his God has failed. Other people in this situation respond in a more positive demeanor. People react differently to devastating circumstances depending …show more content…
The people that were weak were more bestial than human. Elie’s own strength of mind was not ready for the horrendous acts about to be committed. He was in hot pursuit of his God, who when he needed him most, deserted him; he felt abandoned. For instance, “Some of the men spoke of God: His mysterious ways, the sins of the Jewish people, and the redemption to come. As for me, I had ceased to pray. I concurred with Job! I was not denying His existence, but I doubted His absolute justice.” (Wiesel, 34). In this quote, Elie hasn’t ceased to believe in God, but rather his righteous power. Instead of sticking to his morals and putting all and complete power at his God’s feet; he lost that faith once his mind was beaten down by the things he saw. Another instance of the mind not being strong enough to see the better is in Wiesel’s book Night. “I’ve got more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He’s the only one who’s kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people.” (Wiesel, 77). This prisoner has lost faith in all except his own oppressor. In that moment, the verbal irony shows on how some have accepted that Hitler is more godlike than their own. Other people in the same situation were able to persevere through the suffering due to their own mind being mentally prepared. For example, "If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering." (pbs.org). …show more content…
Elie finds himself disgusting when he does things and witnesses things without offering his help as he would have when circumstances were different. For instance, in the memoir “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he runs away from his father and hopes in the back of his understanding that his father will not find him again since his father is draining him of energy which Elie needs to live.(page) As he continues his experience, he sees the worst of human nature. To him, a son betraying his father is the ultimate sin. He still worries that he might show the same weakness, and leave his father in order to save himself. If circumstances were different, and they entered the camps earlier; their will would probably have been broken much quicker and they would let this devastation crush them. “I remember: it happened yesterday or eternities ago. A young Jewish boy discovered the kingdom of night. I remember his bewilderment, I remember his anguish. It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.” (Nobelprize.org ) After so many years, this devastation strengthened him to speak about it. It takes a person of great courage and willpower to speak of something so awful. While he was

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