The first chapter of Night dived into Sighet, Transylvania before the Jews were deported to the ghettos. An individual known as Moishe the Beadle witnessed the Nazi's cruelty with his own eyes, claiming, "I no longer care to live. I am alone. But I wanted to come back to warn you," this introduced the Nazi's and foreshadowed the suffering the Jews would later face (7).
Chapter two of Night, allowed the audience to understand the copius amounts of pain and madness that came about due to the Holocaust. As Mr. Schachter, a delusional woman, foreshadowed the existence of the crematorium she yelled, "Fire! I see a fire," demonstrating the suffering and stress the Jews endured(25).
The introduction of Auschwitz in chapter three allows the reader to gain insight on how terrifying and haunting the concentration camp was. Elie asked himself, "How was it possible that men, women, and children were being burned and that the world kept silent," depicting the pure shock and horror he faced when in Auschwitz (32). This line projected a haunting tone d proved effectively how horrendous Auschwitz was.
The fourth chapter of Night was proof that Elie had been facing a loss of faith due to pain and trauma. As a young child, a pipel, was hung in the gallows, Elie claimed "FOr God's sake, where is God...Where he is? This is where-hanging her from this gallows"(65). This comment insisted that God had perished along side the pipel and proved Elie's defiance towards God.
Though Elie's faith was faltering, the Jews did not hesitate to commence celebration for Rosh Hashanah. As Elie said, "Thousands of lips repeated the benediction, bent over like trees in a storm", he depicted the undying loyalty of the Jews to their "god"(67). This showed that faith led the Jews as well as motivated them.