How Does Elie Wiesel Change In Night

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Disturbing. Brutal. Inhuman. In the memoir Night, by Elie Wiesel, the main character Elie is taken from his home in Sighet, Transylvania and taken to a series of concentration camps during the holocaust. Elie survives the horrifying conditions of the camps and lives to be liberated. Elie Wiesel's faith in God went through three stages throughout the holocaust, the first stage was very strong, the second stage was decreasing quickly, and the final stage was losing it all together at the end of the memoir, Night. Elie Wiesel's beliefs were strong at the beginning of the novel. When Elie's religious role model, Moshe the Beadle, returned to Sighet Elie had noticed changes in him and his faith, but Elie ". . . continued to devote [himself] to ... studies, Talmud during the day and Kabbalah at night (Wiesel 8)'. This shows Elie's faith is strong because Elie told us in a quote that he is devoted. As readers we realize that if we do something day and night then we are devoted, passionate, and will fight for what we believe in. Elie was passionate about his faith in the beginning of the memoir and he showed us with his constant studies.…show more content…
After a while in the brutal camps, the day of Atonement had come for the Elie and his fellow Jews. The tradition was to abstain from food and drink on this holiday, but Elie decided to to fast no that he would turn ". . . that act into a symbol of rebellion, of protest against Him (Wiesel 69)". Elie's faith in God began to decrease, we know this because Elie no longer followed His teachings in fasting. We can assume Elie no longer trust God because of all of the bad situations he has gone through while in the camps. Elie's faith became faint throughout the novel, while in the concentration
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