Reflection On Night By Elie Wiesel

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The novel Night written by Elie Wiesel portrays a real life experience of the author during World War II. In the book, he demonstrates how his experiences in the concentration camp affected him both mentally and physically. By seeing all the cruelties in the concentration camp, Elie eventually loses his faith towards the God. Elie Wiesel describes what he had seen by “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky. Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever”(Wiesel, 34). Later in the story, Elie Wiesel understood the smoke rising the crematorium comes from innocent people, for the first time he began to question God. He was puzzled by the world and how human beings can be so cruel to each other, and the God he believed in did not do anything to stop it.…show more content…
Another time when Elie Wiesel begins to lose his faith is when they were forced to watch victims getting hanged, and“Behind me, I heard the same man asking:"For God’s sake, where is God?"And from within me, I heard a voice answer:"Where He is? This is where—hanging here from this gallows …"(Wiesel, 65). The worst hanging among all men Elie saw was the young boy resisting from the rope. Because the boy is light in weight the hanging did not cause immediate death, they were forced to look at the boy for nearly half an hour before he dies. After that, Elie’s action in losing faith becomes obvious, and in his words, the God that he no longer believes in also died during that day. By experiencing the cruelty in the concentration camp, Wiesel begins to lose his faith
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