Examples Of Loss Of Innocence In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Theres two types of people in a time of war and crisis, those who survive and those who die. World War II was a tragic event when France and Britain declared war on Germany, calling it the Holocaust. When Germany was faced with this catastrophic event, the innocent people of Germany were at loss of hope and faith when being sent to concentration camps. In Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night, he shows how Elie, himself, faces difficult problems and struggles to survive the Holocaust. Wiesel describes his experience as a young Jewish boy during the holocaust as terrifying and his innocence was lost, when the Jews were captured and enslaved in concentration camps, where they had experienced the forms of torture, abuse, and inhumane treatment. The Jews had transformed into people with savage, animal characteristics that were necessary for survival, under such harsh conditions. The Jews had to overcome tremendous …show more content…
He does not understand how god allowed such bad things to happen, which forced Elie to rebel against him. When Elie first arrived at the concentration camp, he witnessed hundreds of innocent people being burned. Elie did not understand why god was not helping the Germans, but letting people go against them. His relationship with god starts to suffer when he “felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name? The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for?” (Wiesel 33). When Elie asked himself why “The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent” he wanted to know why did god not help them and allowed such horrid things to happen to them. Elie wanted answers because he thought of it as unfair. Although Elie did not deny god’s existence, he did doubted his absolute justice. Another way Elie also loses innocence is when his father’s state of being becomes