Night, By Elie Wiesel

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“I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions.” (5)
In Elie Wiesel 's novel “Night,” we find the horrific life story of a father and son during the period of the devastating Holocaust. Elie and his father need to unite in order to survive through the excruciation. We find a transition of indifference by Elie during his Nobel Peace Prize. From his love for life to not caring about anything, Elie matures as the book progresses. He learns to value his father and stick together. In “Night,” Elie Weisel utilizes the fear of surviving in the concentration camps and allows himself to mature and undergoes the struggles which leave the future generations to witness and remember the atrocities of the Holocaust.
Elie goes through phases throughout the novel. The novel begins with Elie in a spiritual view of life. Elie learns every day with Moishe the Beadle regarding the laws and rules of Judaism and the allegorical understanding of life. He teaches Elie about God and his almightiness. Elie spiritually delves into spiritual religion until one day Hungarian police arrest Moishe. Elie weeps for his tutor leaving him until months later when Moishe returns, “ Together we would read, over and over again the same page of the Zohar.” (5) As he returns, he loses his mind and he is not the same tutor Elie enjoys learning with. Over time in the camps Elie begins to deny God and not believe in him. There are many like him that feel that if God…

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