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Brutality In Elie Wiesel's Night

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It’s difficult to imagine the way humans brutally humiliate other humans based on their faith, looks, or mentality but somehow it happens. On the novel “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he gives the reader a tour of World War Two through his own eyes , from the start of the ghettos all the way through the liberation of the prisoners of the concentration camps. This book has several themes that develop throughout its pages. There are three themes that outstand from all the rest, these themes are brutality, humiliation, and faith. They’re the three that give sense to the reading. The theme of brutality it’s introduce to the reader on the early chapters of the book, and it is exposed throughout the rest of the books. Brutality is a very important theme on this book because it shows how bad humans can be to each other. There are several examples of brutality through this book but the first big one happened when moshe the bottle gets back from his exile and he describes to atrocities the gestapo did to the jews, in the words of Moishe the Beadle “Without passion or haste, they shot their prisoners, who were to approach the trench one by one... infants were tossed into the air and use as targets for the machine gun.”(6). Brutality started increasing as the…show more content…
Humiliation it’s present on the majority of the chapters for the beginning of the ghetto until the last guard described in the book. A clear example of humiliation at the beginning of the stay is when the jews were sent to the ghettos and their right are taken away and the were obligated to wear the yellow star to classify them. Another example of humiliation is shown is when the are tagged as cattle with tattoos, and many more like when Elie described that the jews weren’t allowed to play German music, when the SS helper likes Elie shoes and takes them away from him, in the way the german threat jews like animals
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