We see glimpses of Elie questioning and refuting God, but we also see the contradictory behavior he exhibits by returning to praise. In the list below, I will provide multiple quotes related to the theme of loss of faith and how many Jews, including Elie, questioned God.
LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Night, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. One of the main themes of Night is Eliezer's loss of religious faith. Throughout the book, Eliezer witnesses and experiences things that he cannot reconcile with the idea of a just and all-knowing God.
Night Quotes Showing 1-30 of 256 ... telling people who have suffered excruciating pain and loss that their pain and loss were illusions. (v)” ― Elie Wiesel, Night. 202 likes. ... ― Elie Wiesel, Night. tags: prayer, relationship, revelation. 76 likes. Like ...
Loss Of Faith Quotes. Quotes tagged as "loss-of-faith" Showing 1-29 of 29 “She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair.” ― Patricia Briggs, Cry Wolf. tags: depression, despair, hope, loss-of-faith. 319 likes. Like “People who have recently lost someone have a certain look, recognizable maybe only to those who have seen that ...
Eliezer's journey into hell began with a yellow star, which the Nazis forced Jews to wear. Inscribed with the word Jude—"Jew" in German—the star was a symbol of Nazi persecution. It was often a mark of death, as the Germans used it to identify Jews and send them to concentration camps, where few survived.
Other Jews in the concentration camps experience a similar loss of faith: Akiba Drumer gives up and dies once he loses his faith in God, and a rabbi feels horrible guilt at doubting God’s mercy. In the concentration camps, many men continue to observe Rosh Hashanah and other religiously significant days, but it is unclear how many of them ...
Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky. Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever.
As he reflects upon his horrendous first night in the concentration camp and its lasting effect on his life, Wiesel introduces the theme of Eliezer’s spiritual crisis and his loss of faith in God. In its form, this passage resembles two significant pieces of literature: Psalm 150, from the Bible, and French author Emile Zola’s 1898 essay ...
Night by Elie Wiesel is the powerful memoir of his experiences during the Holocaust. Night shows the tragedy of the Holocaust through the use literary devices, including the themes of loss of faith and cruelty toward other human beings, night as a symbol of suffering and fear, and the use of first person narrative.
I believe that the dark night of the soul is a common spiritual experience. I believe, too, that the answer is continued seeking and perseverance. It helps to know that others have endured a loss of faith.