Physically Abused In Elie Wiesel's Night

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“‘I have terrible news,’ he said at last. ‘Deportation.’ The ghetto was to be completely wiped out. We were to leave street by street the following day” (Wiesel 11). Throughout the vast novel, Night,by Elie Wiesel, the protagonist Elie had gone through agonizing experiences, for the duration of the gruesome and unspeakable genocide. He later wrote this book ten years following these tragic experiences. During these events Elie had his human rights taken away a countless amount of times. In many instances in the story Elie would be physically abused. More specifically, while Elie was in the work camp a German soldier had happened to have a short temper and took out his anger on the closest person to him which ended up being Elie. “One day when Idek seized was seized with one of his fits of frenzy, I got in his way. He leapt on me, throwing me down and pulling me up again, his blows growing more and more violent, until I was covered with blood” (Wiesel 50). This is one of many examples that Elie had gotten physically abused and also psychologically deteriorated. The human right no torture had vividly been violated in this excerpt as this did …show more content…

While Elie was getting beat up in the work camp he had to contradict to what the German soldier wanted Elie to feel, later the French girl told him not to say a word just for his well-being. “‘Bite your lip, little brother…. Don’t cry. Keep your anger and hatred for another day, for later on. The day will come, but not now…. Wait. Grit your teeth and wait….’”(Wiesel 51). Clearly Elie was forced to conceal his own emotions which infringed Elie’s human right freedom of emotion. For the duration of Elie’s time at the work camp he was forced to bottle up his feelings and emotions and was not allowed to share his thoughts with anybody or else he had a minor chance of

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