Theme Of Inhumanity In Night

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In the memoir Night, the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment when Moshe the beadle explains to him the inhumanities he saw and how “infants were tossed in the air and used as target practice for machine guns” (Wiesel 6). Throwing infants and shooting them without remorse is just one of the many examples of inhumanity in this book. As the story goes on, the inhumanity escalates. Two significant themes related to inhumanity discussed in the book Night by Elie Wiesel are loss of faith and becoming inhumane.

One theme in Night is that inhumanity can cause loss of faith. For instance, when Elie arrives at Birkenau and his father recites Kaddish Elie gets angry and thinks to himself, “Why should I sanctify his name? The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for?” (Wiesel, 33) Elie begins losing faith as soon as he arrives at Birkenau where he experiences all the inhumanities. Before arriving at Birkenau, Elie dedicated himself to praising god and going to the temple. Elie isn’t the only one that loses faith because of the inhumanity in the camp. A fellow camp inmate also starts losing faith. He walks up to Elie and
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In the concentration camp, Elie refused to give is gold crown to Franek. Franek wasn’t going to take no for an answer and goes on to torturing him by beating Elie’s dad for not marching. “All of a sudden, this pleasant and intelligent young man had changed.” (Wiesel 55) The inhumanity and harsh conditions caused Franek to turn inhumane and look for ways to get valuable things. When cattle carts people would throw bread inside it to watch them fight to the death. Since people wanted to eat so bad they became inhumane and fought each other for one little piece. Elie witnesses as an old man takes bread and gets strangled to death by his own son. "Meir, my little Meir! Don't you recognize m e … Y o u ' r e
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