Night Essay | Loss of Faith in Night

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Loss of Faith in Night

Summary: Examines the Elie Wiesel book, "Night." Discusses the text's major themes, including loss of faith, loss of innocence and loss of humanity.
I agree with the statement that "Night" is a book about loss of faith, loss of innocence and loss of humanity. At the start of the book, the characters we meet are all humane and faithful. Some more than others. But as the book progresses, gradually everyone looses their faith and humanity, willing to let many die to save themselves and questioning the existence of god. Many children loose their childhood innocence as they witness the atrocities of the holocaust.

At the start of the story, we find out that Eliezer is a devout Jew from a devout community. He studies the Jewish religion almost endlessly and believes faithfully in God. When the Nazis come to deport the Jews of Eliezer's neighbourhood, the Jews of Sighet, they maintain their trust in God hoping He will save them from the Nazis; "Oh God, Lord of the...

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