To conclude, I would like to state, as a boy, Eliezer has control over his life and how he will live it. But during his containment Eliezer’s life is controlled mostly by chance. Eliezer has choice when young but after being shipped to Buna he had this right stolen from him. Night in its simplest form is a story of Eliezer losing his choice in life and this being filled by chance. This is shown when Eliezer says “The choice was in our hands. For once. We could decide our fate for ourselves” (Wiesel
The book night is about the holocaust but more importantly. It’s about a boy who goes through it and the terrible events that happen to him. Tragic events could have devastating effects on any one. Eliezer has gone through terrible events that changed his perspective on god.
Throughout Night, dehumanization consistently took place as the tyrant Nazis oppressed the Jewish citizens. The Nazis targeted the Jews' humanity, and slowly dissolved their feeling of being human. This loss of humanity led to a weakened will in the Holocaust victims, and essentially led to death in many. The Nazis had an abundance of practices to dehumanize the Jews including beatings, starvation, theft of possessions, separation of families, crude murders, forced labor, and much more. There is no greater loss than that of humanity, so one can never truly relate to the horrors of dehumanization the Jews faced. In the list below, I will compile various examples that correlate to this theme of dehumanization.
The memoir Night written by Elie Wiesel's, uncovers the monstrous acts inflicted upon the Jews, by the Nazi party. Throughout The years, Jews were acquainted or witnessed death and suffering through every perspective. Some were able to survive while others met a slow painful death. In the precise memoir Night, The Nazi soldiers were unfortunately successful in exterminating Jews in large number due to their prominent tactic of death humanization. Dehumanization is by far, the worst technique of executing a human being. I gaped and cringed when analyzing the complications young Eliezer and his father had to endure and sustain. The process of dehumanization is one that unravels a mind and breaks a human being down to a pulp physically,
Approximately 6 million Jews died in the holocaust but this could happen to anybody. Hitler had a hatred for Jews and wanted all of them dead, and he found ways to kill all of them and this was known as the holocaust. The holocaust took place in World War II. Jews were targeted because of their race because Hitler had a hatred for all Jews. Elie wrote night to prevent history from repeating itself by showing dehumanization, how identity can be taken away, and to show how him and other people felt about the holocaust.
In Elie Wiesel’s Night, imagery is employed to show the dehumanization of the Jewish people by the Nazis as the Jews develop the “survival of the fittest” mentality, and as Eliezer looses the ability to express emotions. Wiesel uses imagery of the Jews’ “survival of the fittest” mentality to show the dehumanization of the Jews who are forced to endure treacherous conditions in the concentration camps. The enslaved Jews experience the worst forms of inhumane treatment. Pushed beyond their ability to deal with the oppressing starvation, cold, disease, exhaustion, and cruelty, the Jews lose their sanity and morality. Thus, Wiesel refers to the Jews as, “wild beasts of prey with animal hatred
The author of the book Night is Elie Wiesel and the main character is Eliezer. The title Night points out to the darkness of mind, life and soul experienced by everyone who had suffered in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. The theme of Night is Eliezer’s difficulty to maintain his faith in God. In the book Night, Eliezer’s faith fades away by seeing the horrible conditions of his surroundings, the painful deaths of many innocent people and by persecution.
In 2006, Elie Wiesel published the memoir “Night,” which focuses on his terrifying experiences in the Nazi extermination camps during the World War ll. Elie, a sixteen-year-old Jewish boy, is projected as a dynamic character who experiences overpowering conflicts in his emotions. One of his greatest struggles is the sense helplessness that he feels when all the beliefs and rights, of an entire nation, are reduced to silence. Elie and the Jews are subjected daily to uninterrupted torture and dehumanization. During the time spent in the concentration camp, Elie is engulfed by an uninterrupted roar of pain and despair. Throughout this horrific experience, Elie’s soul perishes as he faces constant psychological abuse, inhuman living conditions, and brutal negation of his humanity.
“He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible, only dehumanized.” Elie and his family just wanted to live a normal life. They didn’t have very much money, but were happy with the state they were in. One day, SS officers showed up and took Elie and his family away. Not knowing where they were going, they were obviously scared. Once they finally got there, they realized what they were in for, and that Moishe the Beadle was right. In Elie Wiesel’s book, Night, the German Army dehumanizes Elie Wiesel and the rest of the Jewish prisoners by depriving them of love, safety, and physiological needs.
In life, people go through different changes when put through difficult experiences. In the book Night, Elie Wiesel is a young Jewish boy whose family is sent to a concentration camp by Nazis. The story focuses on his experiences and trials through the camp. Elie physically becomes more dehumanized and skeletal, mentally changes his perspective on religion, and socially becomes more selfish and detached, causing him to lose many parts of his character and adding to the overall theme of loss in Night.
“I won’t give you more, more than you can take and I might let you bend, but I won’t let you break.” Elie Wiesel has an unbreakable personality, but he was certainly tested when God put him through the Holocaust with the knowledge that he had the physical and mental strength to get through some miserable times and impact the world with his story. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, the main character, Elie, experiences great change through his horrific and scarring adventures that he endures at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Inhumanity. The cruelest of people are responsible for this. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses imagery, tone, and characterization to show the effects of inhumane actions. Night is about a young boy and his father who get separated from the rest of their family during selection of the Holocaust. This story tells how Elie survived his times in the concentration camps, even with all of the inhumane actions of the Germans.
Elie Wiesel was a young boy strongly devoted to his faith, but it quickly dwindled as he experienced dehumanization. Throughout the novel Night, The Nazis conducted many acts of dehumanization upon the Jewish citizens. The Nazis harshly targeted the Jews’ humanity, and gradually softened their perception of being human. The inhumane treatment began in their very own town of Sighet and continued into various concentration camps they were forced into. Jews were brutalized in these camps and experienced many forms of mental and physical abuse. They were given tattoos in the camps, which was quite demeaning. They physically mistreated them, starved them and separated them from their loved ones.