Dehumanization of the Jewish People in Night In Elie Wiesel’s Night, imagery is employed to show the dehumanization of the Jewish people by the Nazis as the Jews develop the “survival of the fittest” mentality, and as Eliezer looses the ability to express emotions. Wiesel uses imagery of the Jews’ “survival of the fittest” mentality to show the dehumanization of the Jews who are forced to endure treacherous conditions in the concentration camps. The enslaved Jews experience the worst forms of inhumane treatment. Pushed beyond their ability to deal with the oppressing starvation, cold, disease, exhaustion, and cruelty, the Jews lose their sanity and morality. Thus, Wiesel refers to the Jews as, “wild beasts of prey with animal hatred in their eyes; an extraordinary vitality had seized them, sharpening their teeth and nails. Men threw themselves on top of each other, stamping on each other, biting each other (Pg. 95 old book)”. This alteration of the Jews’ morality and character can only be credited to the dehumanization that they receive, not to the weakness of their spirit. The flock of hungry men clawing for food represents the selfish, animal-like, survival of the fittest mentality that replaces their normal human behavior. The Nazis purposely fail to provide the Jews with sufficient provisions, and as a result, the Jews are reduced to behave like beasts. The Jews, who once resolved that the only way to survive was to help one another, have since resolved that it is every-man-for-himself. Their wish to fulfill the needs that had been deprived from them is so strong, that they are even willing to go as far as to fight one another, to the death, for a small ration of bread. This selfish attitude of the Jews is even reflected by their young when their “sons abandoned their father’s remains without a tear.” (Pg. 87 old book) Rabbi Eliahou's son feels that his father is growing weak. Therefore, he believes that the end is near for his father and he wants to
Dehumanization of the Jewish People
As a human, all of us are subject to the horrible beliefs of racism, sexism, and anti semitism . These beliefs are not accidents; they are the foundation of dehumanization. It is the little actions and beliefs that we have that influence how we dehumanize others. The most known example of dehumanization was the horrific planned extermination of the Jewish people by the National Socialist Workers Party(Nazi). They ingeniously realized how to kill a person without….
Dehumanization is the psychological process of demonizing the enemy, making them seem less than human and hence not worthy of humane treatment. This can lead to increased violence, human rights violations, war crimes, and genocide.Going back to a time period where light was non-existent. Darkness covered the earth, not even the stars could give off light in its piercing darkness. Stars give off a light , the star of David was the light of the Jews, that light of the star was overshadowed by the pitch….
The Jews were dehumanized in many ways by the Nazi’s. Dehumanization is making humans feel like less than people. Three ways the Nazis dehumanized the Jews was by starvation, being treated like animals and, physical abuse. Here are examples of all three of those dehumanizing methods.
The first way the Nazis dehumanized Jews was by treating them like animals. They did this in many ways. One way was by putting 80 people in a cattle car. “ The police made us climb into cars, eighty persons….
Dehumanization in Night
Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir that documents the story of a young Jewish boy named Eliezer who was born in Sighet, Transylvania during World War II. The story begins in his hometown, where life is normal and calm before the storm. It quickly transitions into Nazi occupation, persecution, segregation in the form of ghettos, and eventually deportation to camps. As the Jewish people arrive at the camp known as Auschwitz, they are separated and many are immediately executed….
Night literary techniques Dehumanization vs. Dignity
Night a story about a young Jewish boy named Elie Wiesel and his experience during the holocaust. The book narrated by Elie Wiesel so it goes into detail about him losing his family and the struggles he faced in the concentration camp to stay alive. The literary device that I Believe that was most prominent through the….
human qualities or attributes; divest of individuality. This definition scarcely scratches the surface of the horrifically inhumane conditions the Jewish people were placed under by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel was dehumanized, and as a result of this dehumanization he became numb. At the beginning of the novel, Elie was a naïve young Jewish boy with an incredibly strong faith, who wept “over the destruction of the temple” (Wiesel 14). By the end, years of concentration camp life have….
Dehumanization happens all around the world and is overlooked by millions. When hearing the word “ genocide” many think about the Holocaust. To summarize, Dehumanizing was evident throughout World War Two but especially during the Holocaust. To begin, In the book Night, written by Elie Wiesel, Elie describes his experiences in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. In fact, The United nations crafted the Universal Declaration of Human rights after the second world war. Inhuman acts desecrated the conscience….
Dehumanization- Night of adversity
The process of Dehumanization shows three different stages; Co Dependence, Rejection and Survival of the fittest. In the book Night, these three stages are shown through Elie Wiesel and other poor souls in a number of Concentration camps.
The first stage in which dehumanization is shown in Night is Co dependence. The first example of Co Dependence is when Elie’s father holds his hand, which shows his father giving his son protection….
Vitim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented” (Elie Wiesel). Dehumanization is the act of not being treated fair or human. In the novel, Night, by Elie Wiesel, he demonstrates his own personal experiences with dehumanization such as Being beaten for animalistic reasons, being killed off by dysentery, and being worked to fatality.
Dehumanization was really an enormous part of the holocaust. Elie saw how people were being beaten just for walking in on an event, walking instead of running….
talking about dehumanization once said, “You are no longer human. There is no feeling anymore, because to feel any emotion, would also be to beckon the overwhelming blackness around you, my mind has locked this down. I do not feel anymore”. Once you stop being human you no longer have the ability to think. You have lost contact with all outside that you start to act like what they made you which is a animal. In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, he is discussing the topic of dehumanization. The time is….