Analysis Of `` Night `` By Elie Wiesel

1425 Words Jan 28th, 2016 6 Pages
A dystopian society can be accurately described as an abject habitation in which people live dissatisfied lives under total control of the government. As terrible as dystopias are, there have been many instances of such societies in the past, and a copious amount of them are found in our current time. Although it may seem that mankind would learn from past experiences and be able to prevent the formation of dystopias, all failed endeavors at utopia, in turn, lead to dystopia. A prime example of this is found in the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel. The story recounts the Holocaust, a mass genocide of Jews conducted by Adolf Hitler, who believed he could create a utopia by basically eradicating a religious group. This inhumane act created a dystopia which was extremely disparate from our modern day society. Yet, there are still apparent similarities that can be found in any community, which maintain order within. Elie’s dystopia and our present society share the large factors of government, media, and labor, but, the approach to each of these ideas is what sets our lives apart.

Our modern day society in the United State of America is considered to be a “land of laws, not men…” This means that in order for everyone to live happily and have freedoms, there must be strict rules and regulations to guide us in our daily actions. Along with these, a government is constituted to form the laws for the people. As mentioned before, the society in Night and our modern one both have a…
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