At first, Eliezer is faithful to Jewish culture. In the beginning of the book, he talked to Moishe the Beadle, a character that briefly appeared at the beginning of the book, who questioned why Elie prayed. “Why do you pray?” and “Why do you cry when pray?” (Wiesel 4), to which Elie replies to both with “I don’t know”. This …show more content…
Another example is “Oh God, Master of the Universe, please have mercy on us.” (Wiesel 20) which is when Eliezer has arrived at his first destination, he feels that he already can’t go on, so he prays to god. Right now, Eliezer is faithful in God, and wil l pray whenever he needs to. It is not until later that Eliezer starts seeing things differently.
Next, the point where Eliezer starts separating himself from God begins.
Before Eliezer talks to Doctor Mengele, he starts to question why he should sanctify God’s name, as he thinks he might be taken to the crematoria, therefore God isn’t doing anything to save him. At this point, Eliezer is changing, as he starts caring more about his father’s survival, as well as his own. Evidence to support this is when Eliezer’s father is being beaten and hit by Idek, while Eliezer feels anger towards his father for not trying to avoid Idek before he started striking him. “Why couldn’t he have avoided Idek’s wrath?” and “I thought of stealing away in order not to suffer the blows.” (Wiesel 54) are both sentences that support the claim that he is more concerned about his father’s survival, but not sacrificing his own life for him. Then, he sees everybody else praying, while he feels very strong about