Analysis Of Eliezer Wiesel's Novel Night

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The Holocaust which took placed during the 1930s and the 1940s was a horrible time for millions of people because Jews and people are treated during their deportation. Many people were killed and burned...babies and adults.Some were threw in flames, All that was left was a shape that resembled me by reading it. In the barracks, the Jews are stripped and shaved, disinfected with gasoline, showered, and clothed in prison forms. They are lectured by a Nazi officer and told that they have two options: hard work or the crematorium. When Eliezer Wiesel’s father asks for the bathroom, he is beaten by the Kapo. A Kapo is a head prisoner: that is in charge of the other inmates. Eliezer is appalled at his own failure to defend his father from…show more content…
Elie explores the theme of faith from the beginning to the end of the book. At the beginning of the book, his faith in God is absolute. When asked why he pray?...Why did I live? Why did I breathe?” His belief in an omnipotent, benevolent God is unconditional, and he cannot imagine living without faith in a divine power, but this faith is shaken by his experience during the Holocaust. In the Holocaust, Elie lost faith but him and his father was still together, but that that was the only positive thing about their new reality. The negative thing that they can’t live how they wanted. They had to see officers throw babies into the fire in the “Death Camp”. (Wiesel,36) This shows that Eliezer didn’t have much faith in the Holocaust but him and his father did stay together. Eliezer lose faith in God when things started to go wrong, like him and his father being sent to the death camp. “He struggles physically and mentally for life and no longer believes there is a god”. (Wiesel,32) Elie gives up when he lose faith in god because he thinks he can’t be helped by no one in life and believes there is no god because it don’t seem like it to him. Eliezer also loses faith in his family. He and his mother and sister were parted at the camp and he has no hope to see them ever again. For explanation, Elie lost faith in his family because him, his mother, and sister have been placed in different

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