Night By Elie Wiesel : The Fall Of God

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The Fall of God If a society is dedicated to a singular idea and concept, then that idea is torn from them, what happens to their society? This concept is explored in the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel. In Night a child named Eliezer and his family is jewish and Eliezer first lived in Sighet, a small village in Transylvania. They are put in a ghetto and eventually taken to Auschwitz; a very cruel concentration camp. In the memoir Night, Elie Wiesel uses God and faith in a higher power to show a change in faith and ideology. While Eliezer was in Sighet, he spent most of his time Studying the Hebrew Bible and God. Soon Nazis storm their village and everyone and put them in a ghetto; while in this ghetto he prayed to god and for liberation but while there he learned that help and salvation would not be coming anytime soon. Eliezer’s prayers to god went unanswered and he knew it. When they asked were they were being taken before they left for Auschwitz, The SS replied “God alone could answer you”. This shows their faith in God and how they had to realize that the God they had spent their entire life worshipping and following, would not answer their prayers. Even when their devotion to God is torn down some will still devote everything to him; even in their last moments In Night, God is also used to show some people’s continued devotion to God even in their last moments. When Elie and the rest of the people in the concentration camp they stop to rest and one child named Juliek starts playing his violin and Elie says “It was pitch dark. I could hear only the violin, and it was as though Juliek's soul were the bow. He was playing his life. The whole of his life was gliding on the strings--his last hopes, his charred past, his extinguished future. He played as he would never play again...When I awoke, in the daylight, I could see Juliek, opposite me, slumped over, dead. Near him lay his violin, smashed, trampled, a strange overwhelming little corpse.”. This quote shows even though Juliek played his entire life: his joy, his sadness, his hardships, he was still struck down and killed. This shows that even though Juliek played his entire life for his friends, enemies and God himself, he was still killed for his lack of

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