Comparing Nietzsche and Wiesel

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In-class Assignment Nietzsche's Quote: “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?” Analysis: Fredrich Nietzche's influential quote adduces that humans have lost faith in God. The saying goes by “God is dead,” and people look at it through a literal perspective. However, the quote explains that the controversy of whether Christianity is real or not, due to the substantial evidence against the religion, to which is looked upon as theoretical. Nietzche postulates that humans' efficacy in this world is useless, for he perceives the idea of life to death, without the recognized afterlife. Despite the great possibilities that God might not be real, humans hold on to the idea; therefore, humans will have something to give faith to. For example, Nietzche says, “ What water is there for us to clean ourselves.” Without this faith a human might see himself as useless. In addition, no confidant, not even hitherto, has ever been revealed to prove God. Thus, Nietzche warns of the influence that religion gave us. Wiesel's Forward Statement: “But now, I no longer pleaded for anything. I was no longer able to lament. On the contrary, I felt very strong. I was the accuser, God the accused. My eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly alone in a world without God, without man. Without love or mercy. I was nothing but ashes now, but I felt myself to be stronger than this Almighty to whom my life had been bound for so long. In the midst

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