Elie Wiesel is a young, teenage, Jewish boy involuntarily placed in Nazi concentration camps. The concentration camps tested Elie’s sincerity of his faith. All of the inhumane events, destruction, and absent childhood, forced a method of non-belief on Elie and his fellow beings. In Elie Wiesel's Night, faith is seen as a controversial topic, and challenged throughout the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
“For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name. The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank him for?” (Wiesel, 33) In the beginning the pure uncertainty of Elie’s faith emerges as questions raise concern over Camp…show more content…
The boy struggled due to the non strategically placed rope. This sight caused confusion and fear among the prisoners. After Elie witnessed the awful hanging of his fellow peers, he lost all belief in the god he once worshipped. “And in spite of myself, a prayer formed inside me, a prayer to god in whom I no longer believed.” (Wiesel,67)
At this point in the story, Elie rarely showed the slightest glimpse or belief in a higher power. He started to decline in hope and questioned every move of his father and all of the prisoners he gazed upon. An example of this rare occasion is when they are running in chapter six and seven. Elie witnessed a split of father and son without realizing that the son intentionally left his father in the dust. He later met a Rabbi who lost his son while they were running. Rabbi Eliahou fathered the son that Elie watched disappear into the group. Rabbi Eliahou did not realize that his son gave up on him and continued on without him. Elie vowed that he would never leave his father in the way that Rabbi Eliahou's son left him. “Oh god, Master of the Universe, give me the strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahou's son has done” ( Wiesel,87 ). Elie did not realize that with that statement he planted a seed of religion in his garden. It may seem acute but this monumental part caused the reaction of the