In the book Night by Elie Wiesel there are specific events that occur causing characters to begin to lose faith in God or their gods. Elie explicitly says in the book, “How could such a good God could let this happen to his people.”(something along those lines) Faith is a way people can connect with a higher being and use that connection to shape their lives. It is said that true faith in God is only shown under true conditions of struggle or pain. Evidence from the text about how the babies burning and forming lines of people to be killed really test’s Elie’s faith in God. In the book he admits losing faith in God not understanding how he could let that happen. In my own opinion, under that stress, grief, and torture I don’t know who I would be able to turn to. I honestly would end up in the same situation most likely that Elie did. Elie having to be separated from his mother and father took a huge impact on his faith in God I think. If I were to lose the two most important thing in my life while dealing with the hardest conditions in my life, my faith in God would surely be tested. The result from all of these horrific incidents in the book such as the dentist accident, the train ride to Auschwitz, the killing of innocent babies, and the separation of Elie from his family really had an affect on his faith in God. Ellie begins to lose faith under such hard conditions. I don’t disagree with him because honestly I think 99% of people would too. In conclusion, Elie Wiesel’s faith is tested throughout his book as he experiences the horrors of the Holocaust and it eventually leads him to lose all hope and faith in God.
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