Night: Dehumanization “He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible. Only dehumanized” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Jews were treated so badly that they began to act terribly but eventually they reached the point beyond repair and it was all due to dehumanization. The Holocaust took place in WW2, it was a horrific event that killed millions of Jews. Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion.
In the movie Hotel Rwanda, the members of the Tutsi Rwandan tribe were murdered because of their past unfair ways during their time in the government. In Night, Jews and other certain groups of people were brutally killed and tortured during the Holocaust. Stereotypes regulated the way people thought about the Tutsi tribe and the Jews. Most Tutsis were killed because their identification papers simply said they were Tutsi, regardless of how much they follow Tutsi ways. They could be completely non religious and still be labeled as a Tutsi and be killed.
The Slave Trade was a very brutal thing. Slaves were treated worse than most animals, and had no rights at all. They were shipped off in exchange for raw materials that usually had very little value at all. These human beings were sometimes stolen by their neighbours, or even their family members to be sold. Their way of life was absolutely terrible.
By taking away their speech it symbolizes how the oppressed did not have freedom of speech and it also dehumanize them yet again. The injured and contorted figures disturbs the state of the human body and their right to having all that is necessary. The pain and distress of the nation is represented by the violated human body filled with open wounds and bones showing. They gradually but firmly establish a kind of animalistic reversion in the viewers, which makes the figures repulsive to look at. One more subtle point Jane Alexander made was that the state and those who condoned it were cowards.
However, according to Elie Wiesel's speech called, "The Perils of Indifference," he set forth, "every minute one of them dies of disease, violence, famine. Some of them -- some many of them -- could be saved." If people didn't show indifference towards matters that they could handle, it causes innocent people to die. People from all around the world are dying on things
Some people may see Shylock as a victim because during the time period in which the story is wrote, jewish people were treated like animals and given nearly no rights or role in society. Those who managed to gain wealth were looked down upon just as much as those who had no money at all. However in Act two scene 5, Shylock says, “I’ll go in hate, to eat the wasteful christians food.” In this quote Shakespeare is alluding to the biblical belief that
One of the tragedies that occurred in this time was the Holocaust. It is estimated that over six million people were killed from Holocaust occurrences. During the Holocaust, Adolf Hitler set up concentration camps. One of the most notorious of these camps was known as Auschwitz. Auschwitz was originally made for labor but eventually became the burial grounds for many Jews and people whom Hitler deemed to be inferior.
The reason why the definition of losing humanity is so wildly ranged is because losing humanity means losing oneself. A person slowly begins to forget who they are and what they believe in. We saw this with a SS soldier and how he was raised in a way not to degrade people, but followed society and murdered hundreds of innocent people. It can now be seen among the prisoners, as they forget what it is like to be treated as an individual as they are “deprived of everyone he loves, and at the same time his house, habits, his clothes, in short, of everything he possesses: he will be a hollow man, reduced to suffering and needs, forgetful of dignity and restraint, for he who loses all often loses himself.” (If this is a Man, 33). In If this is a Man by Primo Levi focuses on different people her met throughout this incarceration and how they helped him maintain his humanity,
Humiliation may have been deserved, as he humiliated his peers, ruined their fun, and treated them poorly on a regular basis. He did not deserve to be locked up and tricked to the extent that he was, he is rude and unkind but he is only human and most of his issues probably stem from a sense of insecurity at his lack of status and ability to get on with his peers. He has an inflated self worth but it seems as though it could be a façade. He deserves retribution for the way he treats the people around him but the trick played on him by the people he bothers is
An example of this would be the colonists and the Native Americans. The ignorance and greed of the colonists, who thought of only their own welfare, caused a great deal of suffering to the Native Americans. The colonists drove out the Native Americans off their land and transported them to land where the soil was infertile and where many of the Native Americans starved. Another example of this would be the Jewish Holocaust. Anti-semitic ideas, in the form of propaganda, and Adolf Hitler’s hate for the Jews drove him to start the Jewish Holocaust.
There were multiple accounts of dehumanization of the Jews in Night by Elie Wiesel, and the vast majority of it came from the Nazis. The most basic of human rights were deprived of the Jewish people throughout all of Night. Jews in the book were not being treated humanely at all; the Nazis treated the Jews like they were animals. For example, in Night it was mentioned that the Jews were given tattoos to identify them, which is just how a farmer would treat cattle. The Jews also has little to no rights what so ever while being in captivity by the Nazis.
The Truth About Many Jews Ellie Wiesel once said, “Without Passion, without haste.” The people in this true story were all treated like they were so much less than everyone else in the world. None of them had names that they went by anymore they just went by being called stupid Jews by the people who ran the camps. The things that had happened to these people were so unbelieveable. Millions of Jews were forced to cut their hair and were compared to dogs, or even sometimes called dogs. The sense of dehumanization during the holocaust was tragic; this time in history is sad but a very good lesson could be learned.
All these brave people faced harsh punishments such as being hung, shot, or killed with poisonous gas. To conclude, concentration camps did horrible thing to people just because Hitler did see them as "desirable", Hitler thought that we should live in a world without Jews. So he sent them to concentration camps. They lived in harsh conditions. They went through harsh labor that killed most of the people.
For Elie Wiesel and many other Jews of this time, this was their reality. It is estimated around 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust, each death leaving a scar on modern history, each death showing the monsters we all can be to our own people, or just revealing the monsters we truly are. Harsh changes were put on the Jews from the loss of basic human rights like freedom to the loss of lives. This inhumane treatment was done by their own kind, no sympathy, no empathy,
As several Jews jumped off the wagon an SS officer said, “Men to the left! Women to the right!” (Wiesel 29). In this instance, they treat the Jews as if they were not human, but a herd of animals, giving countless commands to separate them from their loving family. Elie and his father were forced against their own will to seperate from their own family, even if they did not want to. This made it a very brutal and dehumanizing process.