Elie Wiesel Dehumanization

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Concentration camps are similar to the things people see their nightmares. The creation of a twisted government that spread hatred and suffering throughout the world. Night is an in depth account of the atrocities committed in these horrible places. The story of dehumanization of an entire group of people through the eyes of a young boy,Elie Wiesel. In Night Wiesel portrays the dehumanization of the jewish people as unnatural and undeserved. The difficulties Wiesel went through are all collected in one small book The Jews all started the same before they began their journey through the camps. They were normal; they had their own communities,religion, and jobs. None of them came out of the camps ,even if they did make it as most didn’t , the same: “In the early dawn light, I tried to distinguish between the living and those who were no more. But there was barely a difference (Wiesel 98).” The conditions and bad treatment caused Wiesel and many others to forget themselves and only remember their instincts: “One day when we had come to a stop, a worker took a piece of bread out of his bag and threw it into a wagon. There was a stampede. Dozens of starving men fought desperately over a few crumbs. The worker watched the spectacle with great interest (Wiesel 100).”…show more content…
Nothing is worse than being treated like a farm animal. Stripped of all of your rights as a person. Even the right to live: “I no longer felt anything except the lashes of the whip… Only the first really hurt (Wiesel 57).” The author wrote this novel to make sure people knew the true story of how the Jews had their right to live stripped away from them:“The idea of dying, ceasing to be, began to fascinate me. To no longer exist. To no longer feel the excruciating pain of my foot. To no longer feel anything, neither fatigue nor cold, nothing. To break rank, to let myself slide to the side of the road… (Wiesel
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