This shows how the Nazis treated Elie and the other Jews with hunger and how they did not get any food. The Nazis will treat the Jews as if they were not real people this is an example of man inhumanity to man. The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel had many themes some were struggle to maintain faith, Nazi cruelty and man's inhumanity to man. The Holocaust has a big role in history and so many Jews had lost their life because one man hate them so much that he had to punish the Jews and made the Nazi army did many inhumane things to
In what environments and situations will dehumanize people significantly? Elie Wiesel’s novel Night and Franz Kafka’s novel Metamorphosis contain many similar topics and views. In Night, Elie and other people in the concentration camps are dehumanized by the cruel German soldiers and their policies towards the Jews, while, in Metamorphosis, Gregor is dehumanized by the situation that he turns into an insect at first, and then he continues being dehumanized by his family, other people, and himself. Changes can serve as motivations which eventually lead to dehumanization as shown through affection, self-awareness, and indifference. Changes can lead to dehumanization which destroys the affection between family members.
Another theme that is consistent in the novel is dehumanization. The SS officers continuously treat the Jews in the concentration camps atrociously. They don 't feed then correctly, they beat or shoot them because they were given the opportunity, and forcing the Jews to work for close to endless hours. This is presented on page 37 and 38. "Not for from us, prisoners were at work.
It also states, “I too had become a different person. The student of Talmud, the child I was, had been consumed by the flames”(Wiesel 39). These quote show the influence of the human interactions in the concentration camp. The interactions between humans in the camp shaped Elie Wiesel’s point of view towards the God and his dream because of the destitute situation of the concentration camp and the interactions with cruel SS guards and other prisoners. The extreme human interactions in the camp also changed
Night: Dehumanization “He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible. Only dehumanized” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Jews were treated so badly that they began to act terribly but eventually they reached the point beyond repair and it was all due to dehumanization. The Holocaust took place in WW2, it was a horrific event that killed millions of Jews. Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion.
Horrors of The Holocaust The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel is one of the many novels written by him and others about the true cruelty of the Nazis. The memoir shows the abominable actions of the Nazi perpetrators; for example, “Faster, you swine, you filthy sons of bitches!”(Wiesel 91). This quote shows the feelings of the Nazis and how they brutally treated the Jews and other races. Swine, a term for pigs, commonly used throughout the Nazi camps; this is not the first time that the Kapos and other Nazi soldiers have called the Jews pigs or dogs. This quote shows the inhumane treatment of the people sentenced to the concentration camps during World War II where six million Jews die in various ways.
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. In the author’s perspective, the theme of extreme suffering and dehumanization is conveyed through the use of animal imagery, symbolism and also through the use of sensory descriptive writing. In the book, ‘Night’, Animal imagery plays an important role in conveying the extreme suffering and dehumanization that was imposed on Elie and his fellow Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust. “‘There are eighty of you in the car,’ the German officer added. ‘If
When people hear the word “Holocaust” they instantly think about how cruel and horrible this time was for the Jewish people. The Holocaust was a time where many of people suffered, were terrified, and had to live in disgusting conditions. The jewish people were put into concentration camps where they were forced to work and in the end most of them died, but if they were lucky were able to escape or lived long enough to be freed. In the very beginning, Adolf Hitler’s Nazis separated these people from their families to be placed into different concentration camps which is upsetting to think about. The biggest concentration camp where most of the Jews went and were killed was Auschwitz.
Dehumanization in Night “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” These words spoken by Nelson Mandela illustrate how the refusal of one’s rights infringes on their humanity, and ranks them lower than not only humans, but even animals. Throughout the memoir Night, by Elie Wiesel, the act of dehumanization by the Nazis is clearly evident during the entirety of Elie’s experience in the concentration camps. In addition, the theme of dehumanization is also found in the graphic novel, Maus, which illustrates the life in concentration camps as well. To begin, Elie Wiesel had his humanity stripped from him, starting at the beginning of his journey, all the way to the end. He first truly experiences dehumanization by the Nazis when a large amount of Jews are rounded up from the ghettos, where they are then forced onto open cattle cars.
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.