Night Chain Of Power Essay

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The Chain of Power The chain of power is what decides who is on top and who is at the bottom of society. It is what makes up a society. There is always a need for someone to take charge. Most times, the chain cannot be changed. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, the chain of power in the concentration camps is like this: the S.S at the top, the Kapos are lower, and the rest (mainly Jews) are at the bottom. Adolf Hitler was at the top of German society, his word was law. He put the Jews at the very bottom of the chain of power, so they had no rights. The role of the chain of power also decides who is strong and who is weak, who is right, and who is wrong, who is free and who is a slave of the chain. The chain of power chooses who is strong and who is weak. This is demonstrated in Night, by Elie Wiesel. The Jews were put at the bottom of the chain of power. They could no longer defend themselves due to being treated as lower. On page 10, this phrase is written: “On the seventh day of Passover, the curtain finally rose: the…show more content…
Those at the top of the chain, tend to be the most wealthy and influential people. Hitler, being at the very top, was allowed to do whatever he wanted in Germany. The Jews, being at the bottom, where truly slaves of the chain- and they were treated as such. On page 84 of Night: “So we were men after all?” This passage particularly shows the effects of being treated like a slave. The hateful banter of the S.S finally got into Wiesel’s mind- he now knew how the Nazis truly viewed the Jews. The reason they were allowed to treat them like this: because the Jews were at the bottom of the chain, and those who hated them at the top. The had no power, so they had no freedom. They ended up being banned from restaurants and other public places. Their eventual sentence in the concentration camps and their mistreatment their truly showed how the chain had made them into
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