Innocence In Night

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In the story Night the main character Eliezer, a young jewish boy, has faith in God and believes that god will heal him and protect him from all those who to try to harm him in anyway, has lost his faith and innocence. Among him a man whom he had became friends with during his young years trying to find a mentor. This manś name was Moché the Beadle. They both had faith in God but lost in along with their innocence in very terrible and tragic ways. Innocence is such a valuable thing that is so easy to lose as demonstrated in the story Night. Eliezer was a young boy whom he had met Moché. Moché had been teaching Eliezer everything they had needed to know about the religion they both believed in. Moché taught Eliezer everything he would need …show more content…
His faith was broken almost immediately. He thought that God would keep him and his family from being placed into the camps and keep them safe. When they were put into the camps his mother and sisters were separated from him and his father. His father at one point during the book had asked where the bathroom was and was stuck across the face by the gypsy man in charge, when the man had done this Eliezer had shown no sympathy towards his father. He lost his faith when he was brought to the camp and when he had to witness his father being hit. Much later in the book Eliezer's father had died. Eliezer had felt more relief due to the fact he would no longer have to worry about his father whether it was him being okay or him being able to eat. He then only had to worry about himself. This is when he had completely lost his innocence.
In conclusion Eliezer and Moche` the Beadle lost their faith and innocence all due to the horrific events in the story Night. They lost their faith in God differently but for the same reason they had lost their faith. Moche losing his due to being drug to the forest and shot, meanwhile Eliezer lost his due to being taken to the camp and when he had watched his father get smacked in the face. Also when he showed relief for his father’s death. Innocence and Faith in God can be so easily lost due to tragedy. Innocence is such a valuable thing and it is so easy to lose as demonstrated through the story

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