Elie Wiesel Reflection

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It is hard for someone to imagine that a person he/she loves and praises would have the potential to betray him or her. Elie feels that way every single day when God betrays him in the novel Night, he then finds himself questioning his faith very often. Through this text, the Elie Wiesel begins to lose his faith as well as many other prisoners in the camp and he believes God is just watching him suffer and not helping him or anyone else. Elie was a strong believer of God, but Elie realizes God wouldn’t do this to the Jews and Elie felt is was best to stop believing in someone who isn’t helping him. He wonders if good things happen anymore. Therefore, Elie starts to lose his faith when God no longer loves him and doesn’t help him when he needs the most help. God, is the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority, the supreme being. God has all the control on this Earth and rules over everyone, he controls everything that goes on in the world. He would help the Jews which made Elie wonder why God isn’t helping the Jews. The other Jewish people in the camps were praying together but Elie has a different point of view than them and thought, “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). Elie’s anger is rapidly releasing and he sharing his feelings about God. He is trying to say why should he pray to someone who is watching everyone suffer and not taking action. Elie losing his faith is shown in the quote because he is stating that God is making him furious, he was asking why he should praise him, and saying there's nothing to thank him for. This was the start of Elie’s loss of faith, this was a turning point because he begins recognizing what is truly happening in life. As a result, Elie begins to lose his faith when he starts questioning God and gets offended when he didn’t help the Jews as they are suffering. Believing is part of life, all people have their own opinions, religious beliefs, and point of view. Before the Holocaust, multiple Jews strongly believe in God and going to the temple often, but after the Holocaust,

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