Inhumanity Theme In Night

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In the memoir Night, the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment when the ss officers were transporting all the prisoners from buna to another camp and whenever somebody couldn’t keep running the ss officers shoot them. “They had orders to shoot anyone who couldn’t sustain the peace”(Wiesel 85). The ss officers cruelty to the prisoners led them to give up, they stopped trying. If someone stopped and the officers didn’t noticed, he would probably die under the feet of all the people behind them. As the author describes his experiences, many other examples of inhumanity are revealed. Two significant themes related to inhumanity discussed in the book Night by Elie Wiesel are loss of faith and disbelief. One theme in Night is that inhumanity can cause loss of faith. For example, when the book begins, Wiesel is 12 years old and he devoutly follows judaism. “By day, I studied Talmud …show more content…

When Moshie the Beadle escaped from the camp and he is trying to give the jewish people an advise. All the people from Sighet would ignore him because they wanted to stay positive. “But people not only refused to belive his tales, they refused to listen”(Wiesel 7). Moshie the Beadle saw all the cruelty before anyone else in Sighet, and he tried to warn the town but they ignored him. Also, when Wiesel gets to the camp, after they entered and they were heading to the crematorium and he sees how a truck unloaded children right to the crematorium he thinks “I inched myself: Was I still alive? Was I awake? How was it possible that men, women, and children were being burned and that the world kept silent? No. All this could not be real”(Wiesel 32). Even after he watched what Moshie the Beadle warned him about, he thinks it is too cruel to be real, he even asked himself if he really was living that horror. In addition, living with that kind of unbearable inhumanity can make you feel incredulity. As if it is too much cruelty to belive

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