Dehumanization In Night By Elie Wiesel

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WWII was the 10th-longest U.S. combat force participation. The war started on September 1, 1939 and ended on September 2, 1945. Over 60 million service personnel and civilians were killed. The nation that suffered the most loss was the USSR. The novel Night by Elie Wiesel, was a story about the author, Elie Wiesel, experiencing the Nazi concentration camps with his father while WWII was happening. In the story, Elie’s family failed to escape the city of Sighet. This caused his family to be captured and separated by the Germans. He was then left with his father while his mom and sister was somewhere else. During his time at the camp with his father, they were suffering to survive. In the end, Elie’s father died and he had to move on with his life after he survived the concentration camps. Based on an analysis of Night, Elie Wiesel wrote the novel to warn future generations of dehumanization of people, having to break a family bond, and sufferings that occured during WWII. One thing Elie Wiesel wanted to warn future generations to avoid is the dehumanization of people. A scene that demonstrates this warning to avoid dehumanization is the scene where a woman was abused by young men. In this scene, the woman started to shout, “Look at the fire! Look at the flames! Flames everywhere..” This then caused the young men to chase her and abuse her to shut her up. While the beating was happening, her son was hanging on to her not uttering anything. The quote that I am about to mention
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