An Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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An Analysis of Night
Black Three
Sabrena Hall
November 17, 2015

“To surpass monsters, you must be willing to abandon your humanity.”
-Hajime Isayama,
Shingeki no Kyojin

Night by Elie “Eliezer” Wiesel is a story that contains many conclusions about humanity as a whole, including the idea that if humans are treated as if they aren 't human, and are deprived from proper human interaction, then they are quick to act uncivilized, almost feral. It 's unsettling how quickly people can switch to a primal way of thinking, and can take a very long time to return to a more humane way of thinking. Some people never do. A good example of this would be near the beginning (pg.16), when all of the townspeople from Eliezer’s town were forced onto the train.They were forced into tight holding quarters, weren’t offered food or water or any type of consolation. Then, when Madame Schachter started to scream about the crematory, how much fire there was, everyone started turning on her, tying her up and leaving her in a secluded corner of the train and striking her in an attempt to keep her quiet. Not long after that, when Elie and his father were talking while waiting in the queue with his father at Auschwitz. During this Eliezer’s father said, “Humanity is not concerned with us. Today anything is possible, even these crematories. . .” (pg. 21) Not only does this sound like he had given up on hope of being saved, but he also sounds almost bitter. It’s almost as if he was mad at not just the…
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