Night Essay

Submitted By crystalbabyy12
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Elie’s Horrid Experience Imagine being in a race that everyone hated and was mistreated very cruelly. In the novel, Night by Elie Wiesel, tells his own story of how he was abused, treated liked dirt by the German soldiers, and his reflection of his imprisonment in the concentration camps. The injustice of the Germans toward Jews and the experience in concentration camps deprived Eliezer’s capability to cherish and enjoy life. During the time of the holocaust, Elie loses his trust to the human race. He experiences some tough situations that make him lose hope on his own race. All of the prisoners are gathered together by Kapos to watch three innocent Jews get hanged. “For more than half he stayed there, struggling between life and death, dying in slow agony under our eyes. And we had to look him full in the face. He was still alive when I passed in front of him. His tongue was still red, his eyes were not yet glazed” (62). Elie loses faith in humanity because even his own people are being cruel to their Jewish race. If his own race can’t treat one another with respect and dignity, then all of humanity must be the same. In all, Elie might feel as if he can’t trust anybody and isn’t able to go to anyone when he is in trouble or in need of help. If humanity is cruel among each other, he would feel like he is alone in the world. Elie, being a Jew, lost trust and faith in his race because of the contemptible treatment of the Kapos. Everything that Elie goes through makes him believe that even his own god was not there to save him and his people. The Jews pray to God but it seems he is not listening to them and their struggles. He is not there to help. Akiba Drummer was talking about how he could not take it anymore, how he had lost his faith, and he wasn’t the only one to have thought that way. “’I know. One had no right to say things like that. I know. Man is too small, too humble and inconsiderable to seek to understand the mysterious ways of God… I’ve got eyes, too, and I can see what they’re doing here. Where is the divine Mercy? Where is God? How can I believe, could anyone believe, in the merciful God?’” (73). Elie lost his faith in God very quick and it gave him no sense of security that his life was going to be saved. He felt as if God had stopped listening to their prayers and did not care about the Jews. In the future, Elie still might not feel safe and secure knowing that God didn’t do anything to help his Jewish race. He would probably have a sense of abandonment, due to the cruelty him and his people went suffered. Being in the concentration camps made Elie lose faith and strength to trust in God again. By the end of Elie’s imprisonment, he is an entirely different person with a change of beliefs. Elie has completely lost faith in everything and everyone. His father is at his death bed and he is talking to Elie about how