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Night Thesis Statement
Transcript of Night Thesis Statement
"I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions.”
This picture relates to the quote by showing that there can be strength in our beliefs that can allow us to find hope and courage within that will drive us forward in the worst of times.
“Behind me, I heard the same man asking:
"For God's sake, where is God?"
And from within me, I heard a voice answer:
"Where He is? This is where--hanging here from this gallows..."
The visual relates to the quote by showing that the mens faith in God was dying with the angelic boy who was hanging in the gallows.
“His cold eyes stared at me. At last, he said wearily: "I have more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He alone has kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people.”
“Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed....Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.”
In the memoir Night, by Elie
Wiesel, he demonstrates that people's faith is tested when they are put through extreme hardships and may destroy their faith in what they believe.
In this picture we see the Anti-Christ (Hitler) battling against Christ (their religious beliefs). Hitler is viewed as the Anti-Christ but even so he is staying true to his word where as Christ is seemingly absent in their struggle to survive.
This was Elie's turning point in his religious beliefs. As the smoke rose from the chimneys it became the symbol of death in the camp, the picture is the smoke rising from the chimneys and the quote are related in the fact that there was death all around them but it also shows the death of Elie's beliefs within.
“Blessed be God's name? Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves? Because he kept six crematoria working day and night, including Sabbath and the Holy Days? Because in His great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death? How could I say to Him: Blessed be Thou, Almighty, Master of the Universe, who chose us among all nations to be tortured day and night, to watch as our fathers, our mothers, our brothers, end up in the furnaces? Praised be Thy Holy Name, for having chosen us to be slaughtered on Thine altar?”
The visual shows a Star of David crumbling as well as the rocks that were in its surrounding. It is broken and crumbling much like Elie's religious beliefs and faith in God.