Examples Of Faith In Night By Elie Wiesel

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The memoir Night, by Elie Wiesel is a distinct imagery of loss of faith from beginning to end. Eliezer establishes the foundation of the story as a child who weeps when he prays and has a strong desire to learn more of his religion. “I cried because… because something inside me felt the need to cry.” (Elie Wiesel, Night, pg. 2). His faith was stronger than that of most Jews in his area, both the elderly and young. Although, as he move from camp to camp from his detainment, he began to wonder what has happened to God, where he is, and why he is letting all this happen. Wiesel’s identity was completely changed during the concentration camps; he lost his beliefs in every way, because throughout the story, there are clear examples of Elie’s faith fading away within himself, importantly, his religion.…show more content…
He yearns to gain further knowledge about his religion even though his father had prohibited him to do so, which resulted with him finding his own master, Moishe the Beadle. Regardless of the cost to himself, he believes he can sufficiently learn the most intricate areas of Judaism and chose to learn all that he could possibly understand. “He explained to me, with great emphasis, that every question possessed a power that was lost in the answer…” (Wiesel, Night, 2-3). Moishe was Elie’s companion to acknowledge his own beliefs and religion with passion before his transportation towards the life-changing experiences at the concentration
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