Night 2 Essay

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Night 2


Night is a horrible tale of murder and man's inhumanity to man. Wiesel saw his family,
friends, and fellow Jews degraded and murdered. Wiesel also states in his book that his
God, to whom he was so devoted, was also "murdered" by the Nazis. In the novel Wiesel
changed from a devout Jew to a broken young man who doubted his belief in God.


When Wiesel first comes to the concentration camp and sees all the walking skeletons, he
can't believe that this is real. He feels that he might be dreaming. However, as Wiesel
faces each day and witnesses the starvation, the beatings of innocent people, and the
tortures, his faith in God begins to waiver. By the end of the book Wiesel has lost his
belief in God. If there is a God, how could he allow this to happen, he wonders.


As the days go by, there are frequent selections. A man with a little stick decides who
will live and who will die. This man acts like God. To the right you live, to the left,
you die. As Wiesel watches the evil that exists, his belief in the existence of God
continues to deteriorate. Wiesel asks, "Where is my God? Where is He?"(61)


Wiesel continues to witness hangings, beatings, starvation, and torture. One day when
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