Prior to Auschwitz, Elie was motivated, even eager to learn about Jewish mysticism. Yet, after he had been exposed to the reality of the concentration camps, Elie began to question God. According to Elie, God “caused thousands of children to burn...He kept six crematoria working day and night...He created Auschwitz, Birkenau, [and] Buna”(67). Elie could not believe the atrocities going on around him. He could not believe that the God he followed tolerated such things.
Elie feels resentment towards a Rabbi’s son who died and left his father alone, not only had he lost faith in God but he was beginning to lose faith in the good of humanity (Wiesel 91). Speaking of fathers, Elie witnesses beating guard have given his own father. This gives the already unimaginable terror of the Holocaust a whole new and more personal effect on Elie. Elie feels that he is better off alone in a world without God and man. "I was no longer capable of lamentation.
The questioning and search for God permits Elie to continue to have some bel... ... middle of paper ... ...and ideology is crushed for Elie when he experiences the cruelty and evil of the Nazi’s during the Holocaust. Elie’s life in the concentration camp is filled with fear and uncertainty. The sanctified life that Elie once lived began to fade away, along with his belief in God. Elie not only doubts God, but also feels anger towards God. On page 34 Elie writes, “Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.” Elie’s blames his deep despair and sorrow on God because Elie believes God is the one responsible for the inhumane and evil acts of the Nazi’s.
Elie studies Jewish mystical texts of the Cabbala with Moshe the Beadle. Moshe becomes a teacher to Elie and teaches him the Jewish traditions. The government later expels the Jews and deported some of the Jews of Sighet, one of them is Moshe. He comes back to Sighet to warn them of the upcoming danger, which was the mass execution of Jews throughout Europe. The town of Sighet found him to be crazy and ignored his warning.
Prior to Auschwitz, Elie was eager, even motivated to learn about the Jewish mystics. Yet, after he has been exposed to the reality of the concentration camps, Elie began to question God. According to Elie, God “caused thousands of children to burn...He kept six crematoria working day and night...He created Auschwitz, Birkenau, [and] Buna”(67). Elie could not believe the atrocity going on around him. He could not believe that the God he follows tolerated such things.
War causes Trauma, and with it, world war one created the Lost Generation, this is jakes generation. The reason it is called the lost generation is because those who came home were profoundly affected by their war experience. Feeling cynical about humanity's prospects, they rebelled against the values of their elders, probing immoral self-indulgence instead of decency, and hedonism rather then the good life. Jakes trauma is his injury from the war. This affects Jake because he cannot make emotional connections with anyone and is forced to tell them the truth: “you’re not a bad type, she said.
With a private guilt that Dimmesdale has, it is like torture to himself because every day he knows he has committed an unlawful act that he should be punished for. Yet, he cannot confess because he is one of the town’s ministers, which makes him someone that people look up to. In the story, not only were Dimmesdale and Hester emotionally broken, but Hester’s husband, Roger Chillingworth, as well. It emotionally changes Roger as person, because he turns into a real evil person who is fill with hate and revenge, after he realize that his wife, Hester, had an affair and a baby with someone else. With this private guilt that Dimmesdale has within him, it starts to take a toll on his health, because his guilt builds up to a point where he psychologically and physically tortures himself.
He thinks that he will be betrayed in the same ay that he was before by many Germans and even his own friends. The way he is so cold-hearted to his second-wife also shows how unloving Vladek is too anybody who did not make the same exact experiences as he did. Even to his own son, Vladek has trouble opening up about personal memories and being loving and caring. All these bitter emotions that keep Vladek from being happy in his old age are casued from the painful memories of the Holocaust. Vladek's experiences during the war caused a drama... ... middle of paper ... ...is especially incapable of trusting people who didn't libe the same life, like his son.
Elie depicts the perpetuation of violence that crops up with the Jews by teaching of the loss in belief of a higher power from devout to doubt they endure. Elie undergoes drastic measures in the death camps throughout the Holocaust that transform him from dedicated to his faith to furious and untrustworthy of God. Before the deportation to Auschwitz, he was ruthless to studying, praying, and living through the words of the Lord; “by day studying Talmud and by night running to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the Temple” (3). In fact, Elie was so devout and concentrated on his faith that whilst thirteen, he wanted to study “Kabbalistic works, the secrets of Jewish mysticism” (5) which was normally never ventured into until the age of thirty, when one can comprehend such a concept on a better level. Despite the normal standards true to Kabbalah, Elie was convinced that Moishe the Beadle had the knowledge and power to help him “enter eternity, into the time when question and answer would become ONE” (5).
The Misfit’s lack of psychological help contributes to the decay of his morality because with an unstable mind he is unable to grasp moral values whatsoever. In addition, the Misfit expresses himself strictly through violence. During the conversation between the Grandmother and the Misfit, he states that ‘“[t]hen it’s nothing for you to do but enjoy the few minutes you got left the best way you can—by killing somebody or burning down his house or doing some other meanness to him. No pleasure but meanness.”’ (O’Connor 27). Since the Misfit had to suffer through the cruelty of his punishments, he no longer believes in conventional morals and sees that the only