Dehumanization In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel was a man that always had a way with using language to paint a picture. Whether he were writing to stay sane or to write so people remember what happened to him. He was apart of one of the most horrific events in history, the Holocaust. Throughout the book Elie witnessed traumatizing hangings and babies being scorched, as well as families being torn apart, all while he was still fifteen. Throughout the biography Night, Elie and other Jews were treated as if they were inhumane, Elie questions God, and they were all in fear of these camps and the people there, which eventually led to the dehumanization of Elie along with other Jews. Elie Wiesel begins the book as a religiously curious twelve year old boy. He requested to study the cabbala and encountered Moshe the Beadle, Elie’s cabbala master, at the end of 1941. Elie was very eager to learn and prayed every night. However, he began to feel no reason to Through the memoir, Elie inquired why God would have let the Jews be captured, moreover, tortured and burned in crematoriums. In the book Elie states, “I stood amid that praying congregation, observing it like a stranger.” This shows that he no longer believes that he should pray because his faith after being in the camp for so long has been drained. While he questioned God, some of his fellow Jews felt they needed God more than ever. Elie’s tone when he recounts why he will not pray display how frustrated he was with God. He wonders why God allows such awful
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