Analysis Of Elie Wiesel 's Night

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Did you know that about 1 in 5 people around the world today have a diagnosed disability? (“Amazing Ableism Statistics”) This statistic proves how ableism is vastly present throughout the world. This is significant because those who are disabled today unfortunately witness and experience discrimination as a result of their disability. Ableism is present throughout Elie Wiesel’s “Night”. Elie’s doctor prevents ableism by exhibiting respect and compassion towards those in need, and not replicating the attitude the officers have towards the disabled. Unfortunately, ableism is still present today in society and the workforce. Although ableism still currently remains, job opportunities for the disabled could counteract the discrimination by demonstrating the rights, respect, and responsibilities a disabled person deserves to possess. It is essential this issue is discussed because to mistreat and remove one’s rights due to disability is morally wrong, and is a work in progress to come to an end because the disabled are worthy of receiving the equivalent rights and respect that others possess/receive.
Tragic events in history heavily pertain to issues of discrimination. In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, Eliezer and his father, along with other Jews, experience harsh predicaments as a result of disability or infirmity. As a result, his father is considered useless due to his inability to work in the camps. The disabled had not deserved to be mistreated and disrespected, as…
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