Night Summary

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The Halocaust, a horrible time for the world. Just as any war is. War is the single

most destructive thing our world has. It can take the lives of millions of people in just a

few seconds.War however may seem bad from the perspective of many people, but it

is even worse from the perspective of a single person. A boy for instance, trapped

between two opposing forces. Elie for example has lived through this. A boy of only

15, how much he has suffered through. During the course of the book Night it is obvious

that Elie lost faith in his god.

"For the first time, I felt revolt rise up in me. Why should I bless his name? The

Eternal, Lord of the Universe, the All-Poerful and terrible, was silent. what had I to thank

him for?" (31). This is Elie's first sign of losing faith. In his mind he wondered how a god,

so great and wonderful hasn't helped out his people, But rather let them see how cruel

people can be. Elie said this after he had witnessed babies sent to their doom in a pit of

fire. How could he not ask his god why he hasn't done anything. A boy of 15 years old

should not witness this, nor should anyone witness these acts of hatred.

"Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever." (32) From

that moment on, Elie had no reason to believe in God. The flames which Madame

Schachter had spoke about on the train. If only they realized it sooner. God, the most

important role in human civilization was going to let the slaughter of innocent people go

on in his world. Many people lost faith during this time. The sight of someone being

beaten infront of you, but knowing that if you help, it'll be even worse for you.

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