Inhumanity In The Narrative Night

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The narrative Night by Elie Wiesel is about inhumanity and reveals people turn on each other if put in difficult situations. The title suggests the darkness of the novel. Most crime and unforgiving things happen when it is dark and plenty of cruel unforgiving things happened throughout the novel. This fits with my chosen theme inhumanity because the treatment was cruel and inhumane. In the novel Night the protagonist, Elie, changes his outlook on God and his feelings toward certain things. He not only lost faith in God, he also lost some of his morals. For example, while Elie’s father was sick he was secretly wanting him to die so he no longer had to deal with the burden of taking care of him. This fits with the theme inhumanity because this showed the brutal attitude Elie had toward his…show more content…
A major object that appears in the setting is the barbed wire that circled like a wall. The yellow stars and the ID numbers the Jews were given were symbolic to the story. It shows the dehumanizing and labeling. It fits with the theme because the labeling was an example of inhumane behavior. The conflict is solved when American troops freed the Jews from Buchenwald and Elie was part of the group that was saved. At the end of the novel, Elie talks about seeing his reflection for the first time in years. He states “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me.” (115). It shows the physical and mental affects caused by the cruelty from the camp. In my opinion the message of the story was never give up no matter how had the situation gets. Elie went through a lot, but he never completely gave up on God or his father. He would get frustrated with both, but he didn’t forget about his morals. The most memorable part of the novel was when Elie’s dad died and his reaction to the event. The story showed me how easy a person can change when put in a difficult
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