Hardships Result In Loss Of Belief In A Loving God

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Certain experiences change people’s lives and difficult situations often result in loss. In some circumstances people lose their “beliefs” and once it is lost, it cannot be restored. Throughout the story “Night” -Elie Wiesel, it is quite obvious that life in the death camps altered not only the characters’ physical freedom or health, but completely challenged their optimism and faith in God. A rabbi and Akibu Drumer lost their faith in God; Struggle of the inmates to remain faithful even after witnessing shocking events. Elie disgusted with the horrible sites that he sees resulting in his loss of faith in god. All of these acts of cruelty had led the characters to lose their belief in a loving god. They questioned to themselves and others if god really existed. Often hardships faced by the characters result in loss such as hope or identity, or their loss might be physical or material, but the main loss in this play was their loss of beliefs in a loving God.When turned up with the rough times even the people who are religious and have devoted their lives to God, start losing their belief if god really exists. A rabbi who really believed in God had started losing his faith in Him. “It’s over. God is no longer with us.” The rabbi had started questioning the presence of Him among the people suffering all these difficulties. Akibu Drumer another prisoner had lost his faith during the days of selection and it had cost him his life. “I can’t go on… It’s over….” He had just did not want to carry on with his life where he had no hope realizing that the God he loves and worships has deserted the Jewish people, he loses his belief in a loving God.The inmates’ struggle to remain faithful to a loving and omnipresent God is best depicted in a brutal scene towards the end of the book when a child whom Elie described as a “sad-eyed angel” was sent to the gallows for crimes he committed when acting as a servant to an Oberkapo. The prisoners were forced to watch the execution and weep at the sight. They watched the boy struggle for half an hour after being hung dying slow in agony. A man repeatedly kept on asking “For God’s sake, where is God?” here...

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