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Optimism in the Night In Night by Elie Wiesel Eliezer constantly questions the good nature of man during the Holocaust while he watches himself and thousands of Jews endure unspeakable hardships and immense sufferings He ultimately finds out that humans can truly be good It is the faithfulness kindness and strength of the characters that makes Night a book of hope and optimism Despite horror that the Jews live through many prevailed some even prevailed in their death Moreover it is the spirit of the people which brings hope to the book Throughout the coarse of the book the Jewish prisoners remain faithful not only to their religion but also in themselves as well These two together form a bond of optimism among the Jews Even the words from their enemies can lift their disposition For example while the Jews run through the freezing snow all night the officers come buy to cheer them on and reassure them that rest will come soon Eliezer explains These words of encouragement did us a great deal of good No one wanted to give up now just before the end so near to the goalWiesel 88 They do not allow themselves to get discouraged but instead look forward to a better future This same idea is expressed at Auschwitz In the midst of religious persecution the Jews manage to look on the brighter side of things by singing and praying together The leader Akiba Drumer says God is testing us we have no right to despair And if He punishes us relentlessly its a sign that He loves us all the more Wiesel 42 By having faith and remaining loyal to their God the Jewish people have found the strength to hang on in this dark situation They also stay optimistic by being loyal to each other Eliezer and his father demonstrate this when Eliezer injures his foot and breaks out of the hospital to
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