Inhumanity In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, Hitler’s main goal was to make the Jews feel inhuman; he was very successful in this. The Jews were tortured everyday for no reason at all other than for the SS officers’ own amusement. The SS officers treated the men as if they were animals, making them fight for food. Women, babies, old, sick, and handicapped were put into the crematoriums as soon as they arrived at the camps. They killed people for no reason, with no remorse whatsoever. Torture, being treated like animals, and being burned alive or killed were all things that led to the Jews feeling as if they were not human. Torture played a very big part in the Jews feeling inhuman. The SS officers beat the Jews very often, many times for no reason. Eliezer talks about how “one day when Idek was venting his fury, I happened to cross his path. He threw himself on me like a wild beast, beating me in the chest, on my head, throwing me to the ground and picking me up again, crushing me with ever more violent blows, until I was covered in blood.” (Wiesel 53). When his father was on the verge of dying he was calling out to Eliezer, he was told to shut up by one of the officers. He kept yelling, and then he was beat repeatedly for talking. He then fell unconscious and died soon after. Many people inside the camps were tortured very badly, and often. All of the Jews were treated like animals, which led to them feeling inhuman. When on the cattle cars, they would pass through German towns. One time “ a worker took a piece of bread out of his bag and threw it into a wagon. There was a stampede. Dozens of starving men fought desperately over a few crumbs. The workers watched the spectacle with great interest.” (Wiesel 100). The conditions on the cattle cars were horrible. Sometimes one hundred people would be squeezed into one car like animals. When people would die inside the cattle cars they would throw them out of the cars, sometimes without even being
Jan. 25, 2013
Dehumanization in Night
Night is a heart pulling memoir of its young Jewish author, Ellie Weasel, and his experiences in the Holocaust. The book begins with him living in the town of Sighet. He had a very sheltered life, with no accounts of negativity in the world. He and his family were also raised heavily on Jewish beliefs. One day a man by the name of Moshe the beadle comes to warn the people of the dangers of the Nazis. Unfortunately the people did not heed….
million innocent lives were taken in extremely brutal and inhumane ways. The world is still mystified at how something that terrible and that horrific could happen. The memoir Night, by Elie Wiesel, explores the question of how someone could not only hold a gun to someone’s head, but pull the trigger.
At the beginning of Night, Elie Wiesel delineates Moishe the Beadle’s recount of what had happened to him when all of the foreign Jews were expelled from Sighet. Moishe told Elie of how, “Without passion….
Elie Wiesel's Night is about what the Holocaust did, not just to the Jews, but also by extension, to humanity. People all over the world were devastated by this atrocious act, and there are still people today who have not overcome the effects.
One example of the heinous acts of the Germans that stands out occurs at the end of the war, when Wiesel and the rest of the camp of Buna are being forced to transfer to Gleiwitz. This transfer is a long, arduous, and tiring journey for all who….
In the memoir Night, the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment he was sent to a concentration camp in Auschwitz. “In front of us those flames in the air, the smell of burning flesh, it must have been around Midnight, We had arrived in Birkenau.” (Wiesel 28). Mr Wiesel was freed from Auschwitz/German imprisonment and was able to write a novel about his experiences in Auschwitz, The overwhelming inhumanity was present from the very start, especially when they first arrived. Two significant themes….
all the dead! Outside, all the corpses!” The living were glad, They would have more room”(Wiesel 99). Elie says. The inhumanity was overtaking them because there was so many dead they were happy to have more space. They were becoming more selfish. In Night by Elie wiesel it shows inhumanity by people's reaction to dead people being thrown out.
To begin with a theme is inhumanity and the effects on their hope. When Elie says “suddenly, the evidence overwhelmed me: there was no longer any reason to….
Inhumanity is extremely cruel and brutal behavior towards a human being. An example of inhumanity is the Holocaust. Who was the cause of all this “inhumanity” one may ask oneself, and what and to whom did this person do exactly? The answer simply know as Hitler, born on April 20th,1889, he wanted to annihilate all people that did not meet his standard. This includes roma (gypsies), christian poles and other slavs, Jehovah's witnesses, people with physical or mental disabilities, homosexuals, African-Germans….
Night, a memoir written by Elie Wiesel, is about a young boy and his experience in the concentration camps during the Holocaust. This young boy, Elie Wiesel, starts of as a religiously devout Jew that lives in a small community of Sighet, Hungarian Transylvania. In the spring of 1944, his close knit family of his parents and three sisters are deported to Birkenau. Elie is separated from his mother and his sisters at the arrival of the concentration camps. After a short….
burned and that the world kept silent!”(Wiesel 55). Knowing that there were people that could’ve avoid this situation can acknowledge anguish ness. Two sententious themes for inhumanity is the loss of religious faith and the animalization of humans.
Before all else, one sententious theme about inhumanity in the book Night is the loss of religious faith. To begin with, when Elie saw that God was not really doing much about them he states, “And then, there was no longer any reason for me to fast….
Inhumanity is shown by many people throughout history. One of which killed over 300 million people. This man is known as Hitler. One man lived to tell the story about it though; how he survived Hitler’s inhumane acts. There are many humane and inhumane lessons in the books Tuesdays With Morrie and Night.
In the book Tuesdays With Morrie, Morrie tries to make the world more humane. He stresses the importance of relationships over the importance of material things. Material things will not matter….
Night rough draft
In the memoir, “Night”, the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment when he saw body parts used as gun targets,” Without passion or haste they shot prisoners, who were forced to approach the trench one by one and offer their necks. Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for the machine guns”(Wiesel6). Humans were killing their kind without mercy. As the author describes his experiences, many other examples of inhumanity are revealed.
One theme in “Night” is that….