Dehumanization In The Book Night

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In the book, Night, Dehumanization majorly affects the Jews. Dehumanization is the process by which the Nazis gradually reduced the Jews to little more than things. It makes the Jews want to give up. There are many examples of dehumanization, including beating, selection, and robbery. Eliezer was whipped in front of everyone during roll call, “…I shall therefore try to make him understand clearly once and for all…I no longer felt anything except the lashes of the whip.”(Wiesel 57). The Jews are being told that if they do something wrong, they will get a severe punishment. Idek whipped Eliezer twenty five times in front of everyone to make sure Eliezer doesn’t mess with his affairs again. Selection is another example of dehumanization.

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