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Night By Elie Wiesel Analysis

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If God is so loving and good, how can He allow so much evil and bad things to happen in this world? One of the biggest stumbling block for millions of people in the world, commonly this is the question that I have heard, keep people from believing in God at all. In reflection of reading Night, by Elie Wiesel, I think that this is an important question to tackle. One of the themes of the memoir Night is, “the silence of God in all the atrocities and evil of this world.” Eliezer becomes hopeless, we see this when he says, “And then, there was no longer any reason for me to fast. I no longer accepted God’s silence.” (pg. 69, Night). When investigating such a heavy topic, it is important to focus on a few different areas. The idea of a loving and perfect God, but an evil and corrupt world. On page 76 of Night, Eliezer cries, “"It's over. God is no longer with us." And as though he regretted having uttered such words so coldly, so dryly, he added in his broken voice, "I know. No one has the right to say things like that. I know that very well. Man is too insignificant, too limited, to even try to comprehend God's mysterious ways...I suffer hell in my soul and my flesh. I also have eyes and I see what is being done here. Where is God's mercy? Where's God? How can I believe, how can anyone believe in this God of Mercy?"” To explain such a claim, let’s look at where evil comes from (what is the root of all evil), and, what the bible says about God being faithful/good. When it comes
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