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At the very beginning of the book Night by Elie Wiesel Moshe the Beadle claims that man raises himself toward God by the questions he asks Him 2 This statement by Moshe sets the tone for the way Eliezer deals with his faith throughout the rest of the book Eliezer starts off a very religious youth growing up in the Jewish town of Sighet From this setting he moves to Auschwitz where he begins to grapple with his belief and questions God At points it seems as though there is no more God left for Eliezer but by some of his words and actions it is evident that he still has the slightest bit of faith in God This religious struggle of Eliezer ends with his questions being answered and his realization that there is no God anymore In this paper Eliezers constant tussle with faith will be tracked until his very final realization of the lack of God in the world of man Eliezer grows up in the town of Sighet in Transylvania where the majority of the population is Jewish and very religious Eliezers father is one of the well esteemed Jews in the city council and is looked up to by many Due to this it is obvious that Eliezer holds God in the highest regard puts all of his faith into the Almighty When looking back on his past from Auschwitz Eliezer claims that once New Years Day had dominated my life I knew that my sins grieved the Eternal I implored his forgiveness Once I had believed profoundly that upon one solitary deed of mine one solitary prayer depended the salvation of the world 64-65 Eliezers has complete faith in God at this young point in his life and places all of his trust in the Eternal Even after the deportation from the ghetto after being piled onto the train to Auschwitz like herds of cattle Eliezer still possesses
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