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EFOLDER #10 (SP)
Elie Wiesel has a feeling of despair and anger is well exploited in his speech. During massacres of the Holocaust the Jews had in some way lost their hope in God. None of the countries not even the Allies were going to the Jews rescue, this led to a despair that made feel neglected. The generations after the atrocities would not stop thinking of their loss.
Despair the feeling of a lost hope. Man found himself in this world that he knows very little about it. Since the reality of Gods existence man must continue searching for answers to know himself better. Harold 10.Man thinks the unwillingness of God to give answers as unfair and make him to search for reasons why and how God exist. This is what we have erudite from Auschwitz and the works of Elie Wiesel. Man must carry on to ask questions and challenge God, Harold 10. Since we are certain one day, He Himself will spring us the answers. Also until then we ought never to feel secure in faith as to reflect that Auschwitz could never happen again. We need make certain through our actions that it will never happen again.
Theology is the study of God by human beings. Christian theology is basically an endeavor to understand God as He is publicized in the Bible. No theology will ever wholly explain God and His ways as God is infinitely and eternally higher than man. As a result, any attempt to define Him will fall short. Nevertheless, God does want us to know Him insofar as we are able, and theology is the art and science of expressing what we can know and appreciate about God in a systematized and understandable manner, Schuman 94. Most people try to shun theology because they believe it is contentious.
The Holocaust presented a plea to people all over to reexamine the role of God in their lives. Metamorphosis is a change into something new for example amphibian maturing into an adult form, Schuman 94. The suffering and pain that we know seized place is in dark contrast to what we would have believed possible in the presence of our God. Besides, anyone who comes in contact with these horrors will be forever shaken in his present faith. Our existence would be opaque and barren without memory.Therefore, that fact becomes the foundation stone of the new start to their theology.
The term passivity of the onlookers simply according to Elie Wiesel means those who regarded themselves as Allies were in active and silent. Since the Allies countries were just having a look without doing anything to save the Jewish from the killings done by German leader Adolf Hitler. The passivity of the Allies tries to indicate that feared the German dictator for his actions and that is why the never went for the Jews plea.
A hurricane of emotion shadowed the paths of despair and anger and lastly ended with the recognition that Elie Wiesel finds. It is true that God is not easy to figure out, and he never will be. With all the knowledge we have, we cannot guess at his motives for doing anything. Man will never sojourn speculating what happened and more essentially neither why, they will sleep quietly, as long as when they wake and watch to see that there is not another Holocaust. We should pray to God that whatever the caused the first one, there never will be a second Holocaust.
One blow had shaken the whole world and all man’s achievements had been erased from their memories thus everything had to be reassessed due to their enormous changes experienced. It comes to a time in life where everything is lost and east or west there comes no hope. During this period everything seems to have changed. For example the Jews during themassacres of the Holocaust.
Aberration is something that rarely occur such as the occurrence of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the worst thing that has ever occurred to the Jews community. It was the murder done to millions of Jews the former German dictator Adolf Hitler. On the other hand, civilization is the most developed and organized stage in human social life. I support Elie Wiesel in his testimony since he advocates humans to behave in an orderly manner and stop violating because of minor issues such as religion.
Bloom, Harold. Elie Wiesel’s Night. New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2010. Internet resource.
Schuman, Michael. Elie Wiesel: Voice from the Holocaust. Hillside, N.J: Enslow Publishers, 1994. Print.