Dehumanization In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Bang! I heard him hit someone. Blood, the color of a beautiful rose, dripped down his face. No one felt for him, we were all blank canvases. Elie Wiesel wrote the book Night to show everyone what the Holocaust was like through the dehumanization, beatings, little food, and harsh work. The major thing he brings up is how the Nazis gradually dehumanize them to the point where they don't care if their father, brother, or friend dies or gets hurt. Elie was a victim of dehumanization during the holocaust which caused him to feel no pain or sadness in these horrible times. Through the story, Elie has tried not to become dehumanized by the Nazis, but sadly he still does. At some points he wants to just get rid of his father, and gets angry at him for no reason. One day Ellie was working and his dad got in a kapos way. The man began to beat Elie's father but Ellie didn't care,he thought, “What is more, any anger I felt at that moment was directed, not against the kapo, but against my father”(Weisel 52). Elie thought that his father was smart enough to know not to get in the way of the kapo, sadly though Elie felt no grief for his poor father only anger. In another instance Elie was looking for his father hoping he was still alive, but he also didn't want to find him. He said, “Don't let me find him! If only I could get rid of his dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about my self”(Weisel 101). Elie, like most of the other
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