Abuse And Dehumanization In Elie Wiesel's Night

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In Elie Wiesel’s Night he and many of the other prisoners felt victimized by the guards and their use of power over them. One example of abuse and dehumanization is Franek, the foreman. He noticed that Elie had a gold crown in his mouth, Franek wanted it. When told to give it to him, Elie said no, so Franek started harassing and abusing Elie’s father. Elie’s father was unable to march in step, which caused a problem for him because everywhere they went it was in step, “This presented Franek with the opportunity to torment him and, on a daily basis, to thrash him savagely. Left,right: he punched him. Left, right: he slapped him,” (Wiesel 55). Throughout Elie’s time at the concentration camps he went through many selections, this is when it is
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