Effects Of Torture In Night By Elie Wiesel

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According to article five of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights article five, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” (United Nations Department of Public Information ). In the novel Night, Elie Wiesel narrates his story as a young Jewish boy during the Holocaust. The captured Jews were sent to concentration camps where they received the absolute worst forms of torture, abuse, and barbaric treatment. The diabolical treatment has clear physical effects, but it also ventilates psychological changes on those that are unfortunate enough to encounter it. However, these transfigurations to their complexion and righteousness cannot be accredited to the weakness of the Jewish adore, but rather to the remorseless treatment they received. Elie Wiesel, in his novel Night, exhibits the brutal torture and punishment he receives, in order to display just how horrendous the German Nazis’ dehumanization of the Jews was. Time after time in the novel Wiesel accounts situations where he or fellow Jews are tortured. During one instance, Elie was whipped in front of the block for not giving up his golden tooth. Elie recalls,”I no longer felt anything except the lasting of the whip.” (Wiesel 57) No human, no matter what the circumstances should be beaten, not to mention in front of his friends. The treatment that Elie experience is unbearable, the psychical and emotional scars that Elie receives will affect him for the rest of his

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