Dehumanization In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Dehumanization is the torture that the Jews receive and the pity they do not. It is found everywhere in the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, but also in the whole thinking process and execution of the Holocaust. The population of Jews is abruptly being reduced because of some unnecessary hatred towards them. Elie is surrounded by death, hunger, and suffering, and all he comes to know is pain. To demean a whole race and create another period of slavery leaves an aftertaste of abhorrence and loathing that Jewish people still feel today, but it also leaves a trail of shame for all to endure. Dehumanization leads many people too their downfall, loss of faith, and realizing theirs and others true human nature. Throughout, Night and the Holocaust death roams in the air and without consent, it is given to the weak. As soon as, entering the concentration camps, the confused prisoners are cautioned about their awaiting death. They are instructed to manipulate the truth only to survive. When the prisoners arrive at the camp, they are asked about their ages by veterans, and one of them encourages Elie and his father to lie about their ages. The man declared, “No ‘The man now sounded angry.’ You're forty. Do you hear? Eighteen and forty” (Wiesel 30). As a result, of lying, they able to stay alive longer because once they are deemed unvaluable, they will get no mercy and have the last right taken away from them, which is to live. No one is safe at those camps; a young boy
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