The Role Of Faith In Night By Elie Wiesel

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God. No one’s ever seen him. No one’s ever heard him. Everyone believes in him. What happens when man loses faith in God? Mankind is destroyed, one might say, but what really happens when man loses faith in God? In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, Wiesel struggles to maintain faith in God because of the horrific sights he encountered, the loss of his loved ones, and God’s failure to intervene during his inhuman circumstances.
Due to the atrocities the Jews faced in the Nazi concentration camps, many lost their faith in God, among them was Wiesel. After watching little babies burn to death, the Jewish prisoners questioned the existence of God. Like every other ordinary human being, Wiesel did the same. “Why do I pray?” (4) he questioned, not