Eliezer’s Struggle to Keep his Faith in God
In addition to being written at a college level:
• Your thesis support essay must be 500 – 750words, typed, double spaced.
• Your essay must have an introduction, at least three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Do not retell the story!
• Use at least three correctly documented quotes, summaries, or paraphrases from “Night”. Note: Remember to enclose the exact words of your sources in “quotation marks.”
Cite by author and page number in parentheses following each quote. Example (Wiesel 32).
• Include a work cited entry for Night.
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Eliezer expresses sympathy for Job, the biblical figure who experienced horrendous loss and illness as Satan and God engaged in a debate over Job’s faithfulness. After watching the lynching and slow death of a young boy, Eliezer tells himself that God is hanging from the gallows as well. In his Nobel lecture, Wiesel describes the Holocaust as “a universe where God, betrayed by His creatures, covered His face in order not to see.”
Explain how Wiesel’s understanding of God changes throughout the book.