Reflection On Night By Elie Wiesel

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When the attempted creation of a utopia, an ideal place or state that is of perfection, takes place, only one thing typically happens. A promising utopia would be created, but the utopia has its distinctive problems. This would be a place where there are restricted freedoms and a lack of individualism, however there are also the desirable traits of a utopia that leaders of a society strive to achieve. These include an unchanging or even predictable way that things are done, as well as a sense of equality. The cost of having a lack of individualism and restricted freedoms outweighs the privilege of equality and sameness. Giving up these constitutive components to form a functioning society, would make it seem like a utopia, but in turn it would be a dystopia with strict laws and limited freedoms.…show more content…
From then on, I had no other name” This shows the level of dehumanization that the Jews and all other occupants of the concentration camps had to endure. All people of the concentration camps were assigned numbers and from then on were classified by their number. This resembles the Social Security numbers that people have in modern society, but not to the extent of having it as their only distinguishing feature. The use of a tattoos led to a change in the mindset of the people that survived the arrival, due to the fact that any differentiating traits they had were being taken from them one at a time. This mental revision is uncommon in the modern society as such drastic changes aren’t such a common
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