Loss of faith in night by elie wiesel

What had I to thank Him for? Over time, the Jews were shunned by many people. And, in spite of myself, a prayer rose in my heart, to that God in whom I no longer believed.

As we see when he discusses Akiba Drumer dying, Eliezer speaks about how faith makes a person have a sense of being and a reason to fight for their life. But what can someone like myself do?

Fear in night by elie wiesel

Throughout the story the author and many other people had lost their faith in God. Elie thinks of his god as a person that would protect his own people but after seeing so many of his own people killed for no reason his faith was deminishing. In his mind, faith is nothing but a mere illusion. He does not under stand why this is happening and if there is a god, then why is he allowing this to happen. Every fiber in me rebelled. Additionally, not only emphasized the importance of the father-son relationship for Eliezer, but also that every prisoner in the Holocaust needed a reason to struggle, a reason to want to survive. Elie Wiesel and Corrie Ten Boom are two of these survivors who, through their personal accounts, allow the reader to glimpse empathy within the soul and the heart. He wanted us to know that he never completely lost his faith in a higher power and he successfully conveyed this message in the aforementioned quote. Although he has an almost complete lack of faith, Eliezer is approaching his spiritual battle with religious views and that is what does not let him completely lose his faith in a higher power just yet. In the end Elie has lost his trust and love for god and finds out he is alone in this cruel world. He also lets us know what he would do if he ever had to be placed in a situation like Rabbi Eliahus son. Many times in life, we feel as if GOD does not exist because there is so much suffering and pain in our lives, but there will always be somebody who has it worse than us and Eliezer Wiesel teaches us a valuable lesson with his story. I also have eyes and I see what is being done here. None but survivors and witnesses succeed to sense and live the timeless pain of the event which repossesses the core of human psyche.

Eliezers prayer to GOD lets us leads us to believe that he still has some faith in a higher power. And I was glad that Rabbi Eliahu should continue to look for his beloved son. I cried because because something inside me felt the need to cry. Because He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves?

what caused elie to lose faith

The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent. Inhumanity Themes and Colors LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Night, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. They continue to wait for Him to come. I'm neither a sage nor a just man.

After all he has seen throughout the camp he discovers that god is not there to help him or watch over him. A reoccurring theme in this book was to have faith.

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