To find a man who has not experienced suffering is impossible; to have man without hardship is equally unfeasible. Such trials are a part of life and assert that one is alive by shaping one’s character. In the autobiographical memoir Night by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, this molding is depicted through Elie’s transformation concerning his identity, faith, and perspective. As a young boy, Elie and his fellow neighbors of Sighet, Romania were sent to Auschwitz, a macabre concentration camp with the sole motive of torturing and killing Jews like himself. There, Elie experiences unimaginable suffering, and upon liberation a year later, leaves as a transformed person.
Humanity takes form in many different ways throughout o society. Many argues that society does not have any humanity, but they are very mistaken. Humanity is very common in society people just show it in different ways this can go from helping someone to just being there for one another. Humanity can be shown through safety,hope, and reuniting people.
Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Recounts his first-hand experiences of Nazi atrocities in his memoir Night as he struggles to maintain faith. Inhumanity and cruelty are two key parts in the novel Night by Elie Wiesel. These cruel things done to the Jews during the Holocaust were very horrid and inhumane. This cruelty is important to the theme in this book because this is what the Holocaust is about. This book focuses on the Jews of Sighet because that is where the author Elie is from, the book entails the horrendous story of one jew and his father out of six million Jews.
Night by Elie Wiesel shows when humans are put in horrible situations, the acts of selfishness greatly increase. The book shows that when humans are in crisis like the Holocaust everyone is desperate to survive, so they will do anything they can to get their basic needs. The people forgot who they are as human, and how it made Elie and others act differently towards each other. Elie Wiesel, and everyone who he meets along the way want to survive this, at times they forget why they want to live. But no one wants to get defeated by the Germans.
During the Holocaust, the Germans deprived minority groups, especially the Jews, of human qualities, personalities, and spirits. The German Nazis treated the Jews like animals and forced them to endure abominable physical tortures. In the novel, Night, Elie Wiesel narrates his life during World War II as a Jew; he is compelled to be relocated to a concentration camp with his father, but unfortunately, he and his father are separated from his mother and sisters. Wiesel and his father face many situations where they are dehumanized along with the other fellow Jews. Through his perspective, the readers discover the cruel and disgusting practices taken against the Jews.
In the memoir, Night, written by Elie Wiesel, the author discusses the struggle to survive during the Holocaust. A major theme illustrated throughout the memoir is survival. The two types of survival that are predominate are survival of the fittest and family commitment. The theme of survival through self-preservation is seen in the memoir Night the situations of Madame Schachter being beaten in the cattle car on the way to Auschwitz, the Rabbi’s son leaving him behind on the death march, and the son killing his father over a crust of bread.
Adversity is a condition marked by misfortune; however, every person has at one point experienced difficulty whether benign or extremely severe. A true story, 'Night ' was published in 1960 is a literature work by Elie Wiesel focusing on his encounter with his father between 1944 and 1945. However, the setting occurred at the Nazi German concentration camps situated at Auschwitz and Buchenwald towards the culmination of the Second World War at the height of the Holocaust. Elie convinced that he lived an ordinary life until the German troops within his residence separated him from part of his family. 'Night, ' illustrates endurance and struggles faced by Elie at an early age such as loss of self-identity, self-belonging, loss of innocence, and the gap left in the soul.
“I told him that I did not believe that they could burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it . . .” (Wiesel 33) These were the few words that were uttered by the bewildered Elie Wiesel when the inhuman intentions of the Nazis were made clear to all the Jews in the concentration camps: either work or be burnt. Despite the incident being real and happening right in front of Elie’s eyes, the cruel intentions of the Nazis were so extreme and inhuman that Elie had a hard time believing the magnitude of the situation; that everything going around him was just another nightmare. Taking the quote above by Elie Wiesel as an example, Elie Wiesel’s Night shows that the mass scale genocide of a racial or religious group leads to their extreme suffering and dehumanization.
The Holocaust is a destruction on a massive scale, it was significant part of today’s history because it teaches people how and where genocide can take place in. Although, the violence was targeted towards the Jewish people, non-Jewish people were also killed during this traumatizing event of world history. The memoir Night by Eliezer Wiesel tells the story about Elie’s Holocaust experiences. In his story, Elie experiences and encounters several relationships involving himself and other characters. The theme relationships are essential for physical and psychological survival are shown throughout the book when situations involving Mrs. Schächter, Stein, and Elie occur.
Dictionary.com defines the word decision as “the act or process of deciding...by making a judgement.” Deciding is something we do on a daily basis. Right now, you decided to read this essay. The Wiesel family is a prime example of having to make decisions; especially making tough ones. The Wiesel family had to make decisions which both positively and negatively affected them such as deciding not to escape, lying about their ages, and Elie deciding to not be by his dying father’s side.