Individualism In Elie Wiesel's Night

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The Night is always Darkest before the Dawn, this simple quote by English Theologian Thomas Fuller captures both the spiritual and also the literal connections to Elie Wiesel's memoir “Night”. Elie’s memoir focus’ on the horror of German Concentration camps and how being in has forever impacted him, each experience whether it be one of death, confusion, or despair masked his desire and ambitions. This theme was repeated many times throughout Elie’s memoir; when he first arrived at Birkenau, how the Gestapo treated the Jews, travel conditions during Jewish transfers, relationships between Jewish inmates, and many other heart-wrenching horrors,which he had witnessed and experienced. However he also talked about night and fire, which both hold significance to the Jews, who during their flight from Pharaoh, during 3rd and 2nd Century BC, followed the flame of fire by night and cloud by day, “...And the Lord went before them…show more content…
He saw Fathers and Sons turning their back on one another and even killing one another so one of them could survive, so not only did he experience the usual evils that come from corrupted people who held power, but he dealt with his own people who were willing to turn on one another if it meant a better chance at survival; Elie saw this not only in the camps but also in the box car as the were being transported the Buchenwald, Aryan German through bread crumbs into the train car and took pleasure in watching the Jews fight over the small morsel of food the Aryans were able to spare. Basically Elie saw that if you want to dehumanize a human being and break them all you need to do was give them a reason to despise all other people, in short you a making it so people are no longer people and turning them into undomesticated animals and undomesticated animals can be slaughtered without any feeling of cruelty or
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