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Essay title: Faith Lost in God

Faith Lost In God

The book Night by Elie Wiesel, tells a story about a young religious boy who begins to

lose his faith in God at such an early age. The book deals with the tragedies as well as the

occurrences which has happened during the Holocaust and at the Nazi concentration camps. The

young boy named Elie Wiesel deals with the death of his family as well as the painful times

during the Holocaust. There are many representations in this book on how Elie Wiesel is shocked

with trama at such an early age. With all the painful times during the Holocaust, Elie has lost his

innocence and beliefs in God as well.

Even though Elie is a very young boy, he is very serious about his religious beliefs, and

studies the Jewish religion almost endlessly. Before the Holocaust began, Elie would go to the

Jewish temple every night and pray to his God with all of his beliefs. When Elie was praying at

the temple one night, his spiritual mentor Moshe the Beadle asks him, “Why do you pray?”

( Wiesel 2). Elie is shocked to hear such a question because to him, praying is as natural as

breathing. Elie believes very strongly that there is a God which should be prayed to. But soon

after the Germans arrive, Elie and his Family are deported. He and his father are sent to the

concentration camps. As Elie and his father at the concentration camps, Elie begins to pray to

God, but seems to never get and answer. The people at the concentration camps begin to say,

“Where is God now?”( Wiesel 63). Which is an example of loss in faith relating to their God.

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Another example of loss of faith in Night, is when the Jews are talking about the secrets

of God. It all begins when a religious man named Akiba Drumer starts singing Hasidic melodies.

Many of the Jews in the camps like to deal with their situation by praying to God. But as for Elie,

he refuses to pray. Elie begins to question God by saying "I did not deny God's existence, but I

doubted his absolute justice” (Wiesel 42). As a week goes by, a young pipel is hanged with two

other adults at the gallows. As the three Jews are being hanged, the two adults die right away, but

as for the young pipel, he struggles to die very slowly. As Elie is watching

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