Comparing Farwell To Manzanar And Night

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Crimes and Faith in Humanity “I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in 'Night.' I questioned God's silence. So I questioned. I don't have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it”(Wiesel). In both Farwell To Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki and Night by Elie Wiesel the main character goes through many hardships and struggles in which they could not control and did nothing to deserve. They were both treated awfully and inhumanely, and throughout their stories began to and eventually did lose faith in humanity. The two authors went through terribles experiences in the camps they were sent to and the time they spent there and what they underwent changed and impacted…show more content…
Jeanine says, “My faith in God and in the Catholic church slipped several notches at that time, but not my faith in the outside”(Houston 130). In Manzanar, Jeanne started to lose her faith in God because the situation was so dire, but in all she still had faith that the outside world would finally realize the wrongs that had been done to her and so many other innocent people and things would turn around. She still found a way to have faith and believe that everything would be okay, and it was. In Night that was not so much the case. “The officer wielded his club and dealt him a violent blow to the head… I was afraid, my body was afraid of another blow, this time to my head”(Wiesel 111). Elie lost faith in humanity throughout the entirety of the book, one time that brought his faith down immensely when his father died right above him, and Elie couldn't do a thing to help. Also when he was marching and he was on the ground with no way to get up he almost gave up faith and let himself die, but somehow he survived and he kept going. The two young authors both began to lose their faith when they thought they could not go on, but Elie lost more of his faith in humanity than Jeanine throughout and by the end of the book.
Both of these children were taken from their homes and put in camps for reasons that were
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