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Emotion In Elie Wiesel's Night

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One emotion that is clearly drawn out in the reader in Night is shock. experience this feeling in the following passage, which describes when Moshe the Beadle returns from being taken by the Nazis. He talks about what happened to him and the rest of the Jewish people taken. “There it stopped. The Jew had to get out and climb into lorries. The lorries drove towards the forest. The Jews were made to get out. They were made to dig huge graves. And when they finished their work the Gestapo began theirs. Without passion, without haste, they slaughtered their prisoners.” (4).This paragraph shows how brutal the Nazi soldiers were towards the Jewish prisoners, even from the very beginning. This paragraph also shows that some of the Jewish people…show more content…
One of these passages is when Elie is in Birkenau and the prisoners are being tattooed with numbers to identify them. Its surprising because it’s being done by other prisoners. “In the afternoon we were made to line up. Three prisoners brought a table and some medical instruments. With the left sleeve rolled up, each person passed in front of the table. The three “interns”, with needles in their hands, engraved a number on our left arm. I became A-7713. After that I had no other name.” (39). This passage shows one of the first huge ways that the Nazis dehumanized the Jewish people( after shaving off all their hair). By taking away their hair and their names it made them feel much less like human beings. And that could make some people lose faith because they aren’t being treated like people. They’re treated like animals. They all have to look the same and work until they die. Another way the Nazis dehumanized Jewish people was making them all dress the same. And the fact that the identification numbers were engraved in their skin meant that it would be their forever. Even when the war ended they would be left with a constant reminder of the
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