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In Elie Wiesels Night, Elies attitude towards religion changes drastically from one strongly believing in God to one believing God is non-existent.

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Conner Jauch Per.4 Losing your Faith Imagine drastically being in a situation where familiar people are killed just for by being part of a certain religion. In this situation, the greater power is not helping at all. The greater power failure to help the situation caused the greater power to change its image to be dreadful. Would not that cause one to lose faith in a greater power? In Elie Wiesel's Night, Elie's attitude towards religion changes drastically from one strongly believing in God to one believing God is non-existent. This indicates that inhumane treatment directed towards an individual causes a loss of faith and a greater power, similar to that of slavery in America a time when whites degraded blacks. In the beginning of Elie's journey, Elie has absolute Faith in God. He starts as a free kid to being in the horrible concentration camps. Elie's faith says that God has excellence and spirit in everything; therefore the world should be spiritually admirable. ...read more.


Elie's anger towards God starts to become revealed in Elie's actions. Elie says God has "betrayed us, allowing us Jews to be tortured, slaughtered, gassed and burned" (68). Elie still believes in God but questions him on how this disastrous situation is continuing. If God exists how could he let this happen to the Jews? If God truly exists would not he stop this from happening? Elie's faith in God continues to erode away because of what horrible things God continues to let happen. As the horrifying German acts in the concentration camps go on further, more Jews are tortured and dying. Elie kept seeing this first hand. Either the vile acts would happen right next to him or around him in the camp. He kept experiencing dreadful acts from human beings afflicted upon another human being. This finally got to Elie; he had no more hope left in him. Elie had no "Reason to live, and no reason to fight" anymore (99). ...read more.


Whites treated blacks in Slavery tremendously horrible. Whites would force the blacks do whatever the whites needed done. The whites would make the blacks do their farm work, all their household chores, and even tend to their every need. This can be similar to the Jew treatment because The Nazi's made the Jews do their work in the concentration camps. The blacks were treated this way just because the color of their skin was a different, darker color then a whites person skin. Similarly to that of Jews, which were treated different just because they were of a different religion. The blacks would lose their faith in a higher power because they were being controlled just because the color of their skin. They had no life or a personality. The blacks were just controlled by their owner. The whites did not care what kind of people the black people were. They just controlled them for their labor they did. Slavery and the concentration camps caused people lose their faith in a greater power, God, because of the terrible suffering because of the inhumane treatment of lack necessary goods and mass killing. ...read more.

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