Faith lost in God Essay

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Faith Lost In God

     The book Night by Elie Wiesel, tells a story about a young religious boy who begins to

lose his faith in God at such an early age. The book deals with the tragedies as well as the

occurrences which has happened during the Holocaust and at the Nazi concentration camps. The

young boy named Elie Wiesel deals with the death of his family as well as the painful times

during the Holocaust. There are many representations in this book on how Elie Wiesel is shocked

with trama at such an early age. With all the painful times during the Holocaust, Elie has lost his

innocence and beliefs in God as well.

     Even though Elie is a very young boy, he is very serious
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     Another example of loss of faith in Night, is when the Jews are talking about the secrets

of God. It all begins when a religious man named Akiba Drumer starts singing Hasidic melodies.

Many of the Jews in the camps like to deal with their situation by praying to God. But as for Elie,

he refuses to pray. Elie begins to question God by saying "I did not deny God's existence, but I

doubted his absolute justice” (Wiesel 42). As a week goes by, a young pipel is hanged with two

other adults at the gallows. As the three Jews are being hanged, the two adults die right away, but

as for the young pipel, he struggles to die very slowly. As Elie is watching the hanging, a man

behind Elie asks him where God is at this time and Elie replies, “Where is He? Here He is-He is

hanging here on this gallows...." (Wiesel 62). Elie feels as if it is God who his hanging from the

gallows. Elie feels as if the death of the young pipel resembles the same death of his faith in God.

     Lastly loss of faith is seen as the Jewish New Year passes, and the Jewish prisoners at the

camps are celebrating and giving thanks to God. Before the Holocaust, New Year’s Day was

very important to Elie. But now, Elie refuses to give up any prayers or things that praises to God.

Elie does not fee like he needs to give thanks to God, but blame him instead. On the day of
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