During the holocaust the Jewish people were persecuted because of their religion. Why, because, they were different. Who’s to tell that this book tells a different story than any other book? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel’s command over language forms a new opinion on the dehumanization that occurred during the Holocaust. Nazi brutalities had been recorded and so had Jews being treated like animals, also the inhumane executions that took place in the camps. Just how did the Nazi party bury the ugly truth from themselves and the population of the world, the answer is a horrid one to the Nazi’s a Jew was a new breed of rabid animal, a complete threat to the world that needs a final solution to be resolved. The author of the book Night was put on this planet to prove the Nazi beliefs wrong.
Chapter four, Wiesel writes, “I was nothing but, a body perhaps even less; a famished stomach.” (Wiesel, 52) In this quote Wiesel is describing the effects of the ration cut that was implemented by the Nazi’s. The lack of food succeeds in making him feels like he isn’t a person. Now he is nothing more than a stomach. An animal looking only for it’s next meal. Diction is utilized by Wiesel, because the sentences before hand are almost choppy. It was spit out into pieces. Not a fluid sentence. Almost like a dying man’s last couple words. This gives the readers a sense of extreme pain especially because it is taken into consideration that it is fifteen year old boy who thinks of nothing more of him self than a stomach. He has changed from a student of the Torah to nothing more than “[…] a famished stomach.”
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