In which millions of Jews were innocently killed and persecuted because of their religion. As a student who is familiar with the years of the holocaust that will forever live in infamy, Wiesel’s memoir has undoubtedly changed my perspective. Throughout the text, I have been emotionally touched by the topics of dehumanization, the young life of Elie Wiesel, and gained a better understanding of the Holocaust. With how dehumanization was portrayed through words, pondering my mind the most.
Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany, conducted a genocide known as the Holocaust during World War II that was intended to exterminate the Jewish population. The Holocaust was responsible for the death of about 6 million Jews. Night is a nonfiction novel written by Eliezer Wiesel about his experience during the Holocaust. Many events in the novel convey a theme of “man’s inhumanity to man”. The prisoners of the concentration camps are constantly tortured and neglected by the German officers who run the camps. The cruelty of the German officers at the concentration camps change Elie’s personality throughout the novel. At the beginning of the novel, Elie is deeply religious and spends most of his time studying Judaism. However, by the end of the novel, Elie believes that God has been unjust to him and all the other Jews, and has lost most of his faith. The cruelty of the German officers also changed the other Jews as well. The events of the Holocaust forces the prisoners to fend for themselves, and not help others.
Empathy; the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. An admirable trait, it often coincides with one's resilience. In Elie Wiesel’s Night, he recounts his experiences as a young man during the Holocaust. It is a journey of suffering and survival, where the true devastation of the Holocaust is brought to light. Elies great empathy for his father shaped his resilience which allowed him to survive.
The best way to summarize the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, is to use the word “humanity” because of the way that Ellie struggles to preserve his own humanity as he experiences death camp, Auschwitz. Humanity is best defined as “the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence.” Throughout Night, Elie display’s and contrasts how humanity and inhumanity are both key elements at the camp. This is the most effective way to summarize Night, for a multitude of reasons. Elie’s choices to include stories about the young boy’s hanging, his own father’s death, and the young boy who runs away from his father, are great examples of why humanity is one of the key principles in the book. As Elie writes about his brutal experiences in Auschwitz, he recalls stories that demonstrate how sometimes the most difficult struggle that he had, was the preservation of his own humanity, while the world around him was in complete chaos and disorder.
In the book Night, we the readers witness the hardships and struggles in Elie’s life during the traumatic holocaust. The events that take place in this story are unbearable and are thought to be demented in modern times. In the beginning Elie is shown as a normal teenage Jewish boy, but the events are so drastic that we the readers forget how he was like in the beginning. Changes were made to Elie during the book, whether they were minor or major. The changes generated from himself, the journey, and other people. The holocaust makes physical and mental alterations to Elie’s life, and this tells the reader that the people who did this are effective and impacting, also it shows that Elie’s mind is controlled by what he was experiencing.
From the small town of Sighet in Transylvania to the huge concentration camps of Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel, the author and victim of the book Night, the horrifying experience of the Holocaust. Wiesel is a 15 year old Jewish boy who was captured by the Germans or “Nazis” during WWII. He went through an overwhelming amount of trauma, like when he got separated from his mother and sisters and watching his father suffer an unbearable amount of pain that eventually killed him. The fact is, power is a tool that can corrupt itself and others, it can ruin people’s lives and it can do that without people even realizing it. Corruption can be a very surreptitious and overwhelming thing, but unfortunately it’s everywhere. Power can corrupt by putting fear
Change. Change is an ordinary process in life that allows humans to evolve as individuals, societies, and as a species. Yet, not all changes are the same. Not all changes are equal. The effect of getting a new job is different than the effect of losing a job. These changes can make one lose himself, and when one doesn’t know who he is, those around him do not either. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses imagery and diction to illustrate the idea that going through a traumatic or emotional event can cause a person to lose himself, lose his beliefs, and change into an unrecognizable human.
The heart wrenching and powerful memoir “Night” by Elie Wiesel depicts Elie’s struggle through the holocaust. It shows the challenges and struggles Elie and people like him faced during this mournful time, the dehumanization; being forced out of their homes, their towns and sent to nazi concentration camps, being stripped of their belongings and valuables, being forced to endure and witness the horrific events during one of history’s most ghastly tales. In “Night” Elie does not only endure a physical journey but also a spiritual journey as well, this makes him question his determination, faith and strength.This spiritual journey is a journey of self discovery and is shown through Elie’s struggle with himself and his beliefs, his father
For every individual, it is difficult to give up two than one. In the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie magnanimously inputs his blood and sweat by sacrificing his strength and rations for the survival of his father. He holds unconditional hopes of believing that he will be able to make not only himself survive through the brutal camps under German control, but also his father through his efforts. Through this, Elie uses the relationship with his father to suggest that individuals should be independent for better survival because it is more efficient to create a single, strong individual rather than two weak ones.
In the span of a lifetime one often faces many adversities that stand within their path. While some challenges will be overcome easily, others will take a lot more tenacity. When in the face of adversity it is key not to give up. One should always strive to persevere through their hardships, no matter how severe they seem to be. The author of the memoir “Night” Elie Wiesel, vividly describes his experiences in the concentration camp of Auschwitz. Elie went through extreme adversity within the camps of Auschwitz yet still managed to persevere. The experiences Elie went through in camp Auschwitz changed him as an individual spiritually; a boy who was once devoted to God ceased to believe in him. Elie also lost his sense of self identity, as his personality completely changes. During his internment at Auschwitz and Buchenwald Elie completely loses his innocence. As a result of the adversity Elie faces throughout his time at the Auschwitz camp, his identity is tarnished and eventually reformed.
The bond between a father and a son is perhaps a thing of beauty. It is sometimes what bonds them together to survive horrible occasions, such as the Holocaust that Elie Wiesel and his father went through. Throughout the march to the Birkenau concentration camps, some sons and fathers took advantage of their father's’ old age and used it to steal or betray them. This displays how dehumanization plays a role in breaking apart a family bond that was instilled in their hearts on their first days of humanity.
¨Lets forgive the Nazi war criminals¨-George H. W. Bush. The Night is about how Elie Wiesel, and his family were apart of the holocaust. They were dehumanized and treated unfairly to various extents. They were taken into various different camps also.
Many inhumane acts are occurring every day whether you know it or not, but those that do know has the choice to be a bystander or to help them and speak out. Their decision and actions plays a big role in these situations. Many often chooses to stay silent, but that may be the most dangerous thing to do. Even though there are some cons to speaking out, it could save a person’s life and prevent it from happening again. One may think that it’s not their responsibility to help the victim, but that is not exactly true. Those who witness inhumane acts and remain indifferent are just as responsible as the person committing the crime because what the witness and the perpetrator is doing results in the same outcome, the witness could’ve stopped it from happening, and they often feel guilty if they
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, we are given a firsthand experience of the Nazi’s inhumane treatment of the Jews during World War II. This window into the treatment of the Jews is important to me as I pursue a career as an Army officer. As an officer it will be my duty to protect this country from our enemies and ensure that no people group is ever massacred or abused like the Jews were during World War II. The Nazi’s thought of the Jews as subhuman and wanted to cleanse Germany of them. The only worth that they saw in them was to work in concentration camps in order to aid the Nazi military. It is because of this that the Nazis beginning rounding up the Jews and sending them off to concentration and death camps. While at these camps if
Evil comes in many form. It can start off as something innocent only it actually can be a seed that was been planted to grow into a tree of evil. Elie has experienced evil first handedly. He lived through the Holocaust and is one of the very few Jewish survivors. He even shared his story among all of us, in hopes that this evil may never be forgotten or repeated. Elie's father was a well respected man among the community, but that was all torn but the Germans. He suffered greatly. He lost his mother and sisters, to clothes the clothes he wears, the place he once called home, and his pride and dignity. These people destroyed the lives of many yet Elie doesn't lash out with hatred. In the interview we watched in class, Elie state that he is mad