Night By Elie Wiesel: An Analysis

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The book Night tells the story of Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, and his time in concentration camps. Throughout the story, Elie slowly transitions from a devout man of faith, into another godless wandering soul among this earth, phased by all of the thing that he saw in the god- forsaken concentration camps. Before leaving his sleepy town of Sighet, Elie was so wrapped up in his faith, that he was somewhat naïve, believing every about God that he has heard. Yet, when he and his father arrive at the concentration camp, Elie starts to question his faith, he wonders how God would allow these mass amounts of death to happen. ‘For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I bless His name? What had I to thank him for?’(33). Elie, like most humans, had started to change what he believed in when things did not go his way. As he began to see the flames of children and families burning, he went on to say, ‘Never shall I forget the flames which consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget these moments which murdered my god and my soul and dreams turned to dust’ (22). This, was the final moment that Elie Wiesel had faith in God. For a moment, he was just a scared little boy, trying to find someone to grasp his hand and comfort him in a time of need. …show more content…

While his father is lying on his deathbed, as Elie needed relief and pitied himself, he starts to pray again, he starts to regain the faith that he once lost, ‘Please lord, take these horrible thoughts that I have had about leaving my

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