Immorality In The Book Night

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The word “immoral” is defined by The Cambridge Dictionary as, “Outside [of] society’s standard of acceptable, honest, and moral behavior.” Universal examples of immoral behavior include killing, stealing, lying, cheating, and many more. During the darkest, bloodiest war in the 20th century- World War II, countless soldiers, prisoners, and common people; fathers, mothers, and children, violated many of these ethics of society. They abandoned and betrayed their family and they stole from stores in times of disaster. These people are not justified in their actions because immorality dehumanizes people and it contributes to the problem. Immoral behavior and actions deprive people of favorable characteristics, such as being sane, selfless, friendly, and dedicated. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie’s father becomes very ill, and on his last night, Elie writes, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I had no tears. And, in the depths of my being, in the recesses of my weakened conscience, could I have searched it, I might perhaps have found something like-free at last!” This excerpt explains how in the aftermath of his father’s death, he is undisturbed, but rather relieved to be away from his father. Elie’s thoughts are very immoral and dehumanized because he does not mourn his father’s death, but looks at it from a positive angle. In the book Hitler Youth, many German…show more content…
In Hitler Youth, it informs of a group of anti-Nazi teenagers who spreads the truth about the Nazi government lies in flyers they put in mailboxes and post in public areas and they got captured by the Gestapo. Hitler Youth reads, “The trial lasted three and a half hours. The court pronounced all three guilty. Immediately after the trial, Hans and Sophie Scholl and Christopher Probst were led to the execution room in Stadelheim prison and

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