His memoirs focus on this turn away from God and why a young boy of twelve no longer believed.
Elie Wiesel did not need to try and prove a point in this book.
People like Elie Wiesel have shared their experiences with us. All of a sudden he was not allowed to worship in public. Families still continued to meet in houses to worship.
This allows any person who reads this book to experience the horror through words. Then life became a little rougher and the Jews were moved out of their homes.
When asked why he prayed he responded, I dont know why. It is this destruction that he focuses on and explains as only a person who has lived through such a horror can.
The central thesis of Night focuses on one little boys experiences during the Holocaust.
A person would question living when he sees the demise of loved ones and fellow Jews right before his eyes.
When starting to give up on all hope of life and God, it would be anticipated that one would no longer trust others, especially when they are fighting each other for their own survival.
It also allows one to evaluate how a person, who loved his God so much that he would weep without knowing why, could turn his back on his God. Even though during this time there was little food, they still maintained religious practices such as fasting.
Elie and his family had deep religious convictions.