Theme Of Faith In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Every man, woman, or child has his or her breaking point, no matter how hard they try to hold it back. In Night by Elie Wiesel the main theme of the entire book is the human living condition. The quality of human life is overwhelming because humans have the potential to make amazing discoveries that help all humans. Elie Wiesel endures some of the most cruel living conditions known to mankind. This essay explains the themes of chapter one, chapter four, chapter eight in Night by Elie Wiesel. Nothing is lost if faith is still present. In Night by Elie Wiesel, the main theme of chapter one is faith. While speaking to Moishe the Beadle, Elie says, “I pray to the the God within me for the strength to ask him the real questions” (Wiesel 5).…show more content…
Clench your teeth and wait” (Wiesel 53). In order to survive Elie must save his anger, so the young French woman helps calm Elie down. This quote show evidence that the main theme of chapter four is survival. While speaking to Elie, Franek says, “I knew it, I knew that I would win, kid. Better late than never, And because you made me wait, it will also cost you a ration of bread. A ration of bread for one of my pals, a famous dentist from Warshaw. To pay him for pulling out your crown” (56). In order to survive, Elie must give up his golden crown, and a ration of his own bread. This quote shows evidence that the theme of chapter four is survival. While the prisoners line up for role call, a Kapo says, “ An ordinary inmate does not have the right to mix into other people’s affairs. One of you does not seem to have understood this point. I shall therefore try to make him understand clearly, once and for all” (57). After Elie gets caught spying on the Kapo, he gets beat for breaking the rules. These quotes show clear evidence that the main theme of chapter four is survival. Sometimes it is good to follow the rules when someone’s life is on the line. The theme of chapter seven in Night by Elie Wiesel is conformity. After the train stops a German orders the people that are still alive to throw the dead out, Elie say, “The living were glad. They would have more room. Volunteers began the task. They touched those who remained on the ground” (Wiesel

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