Faith lost in God

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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 ...