Night, the autobiographical story about the experiences of the author Elie Wiesel at Germany’s death camps during World War II, deals on hope, faith in God, faith in humanity, father-son relationships and man’s inhumanity against his fellowmen. I think the episode calls for “the question asked by someone behind me” because the big question ( at that time) was his doubt in the existence of God. The author’s upbringing toward faith in God was influenced by his grandfather and mother. And that someone refers to either of the two, who had faith in God no matter what would happen.
In his book he says “ I have a feeling, literally, physically that one of them is behind my back, looking over my shoulder and reading what I’m writing. I’m afraid of their judgment. ” But in one of the chapters he says “ I did not deny God’s existence, but I doubted His absolute justice. ” His doubt, for sure, would not please the persons that influenced most of his growing years until after he reached 15 years old and sent to the death camps. Meanwhile, I believe the response should be found only in the speaker’s mind because the question doesn’t need any answer.
The response could be known through the speaker’s actuations toward faith. For faith doesn’t need any explanation. You have faith in God—period. You don’t have to explain about your faith and why you have that faith in God. Wiesel cited entries from the Book of Moses when he says “ Never shall I forget the night…which has turned by life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed … Never shall I never forget those moments which murdered by God and my soul and turned by dreams to dust… . ”