Brutality In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Society was robbed of their humanity and brainwashed into believing that one race was superior. During World War II, brutality became a custom and was used as a tool to instill fear in the lives of millions of Jewish people. Elie Wiesel is the author of the autobiography, Night. Night shows the holocaust through the perspective of Elie Wiesel, a young, jewish boy at the time of the holocaust. The book follows him going to Auschwitz in 1944, and facing trauma during the time of World War II, during the reign of Hitler. Elie Wiesel was affected by the holocaust and transformed not only physically, but mentally due to the suffrage that he endured at the hands of the Nazis, at a time when he felt most vulnerable. In the beginning of the book before Elie was exposed to the holocaust, Elie was sensitive. Elie wanted to stay strong for his family as the inevitable and uncertain future was impending on them rapidly. For instance, as the SS was coming to take Elie and his family to the concentration camps, “I went out first. I did not want to look at my parents’ faces. I did not want to break into tears,” (Wiesel 19). Elie wants to stay calm for his family amidst the chaos. Elie was strong in his faith throughout the beginning of the book, to illustrate, “Oh God, master of the Universe, in your infinite compassion, have mercy on us…” (Wiesel 20). Elie is very hopeful that God will guide him through this strenuous period in his life. He is faithful to God and his worship, that he uses
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