2.1 million people in a year on average have to make an emergency department visit for assault. There are 16,000 homicides per year on average. Cruelty follows people in life, regardless of where they are or who they are. In the book, Night, Elie Wiesel tells the horrors of concentration camps from his point of view as a survivor. In the novel, In Cold Blood, Truman Capote shines a new light on the 1959 murder of the Herbert Clutter family in the small community of Holcomb, Kansas. In both of these texts inhumanity is shown in different ways and is brought on by different motivations. These accounts show most people will be pushed to cruelty when it is either that or their life, anyone can be broken but some choose to go down that path. Cruelty …show more content…
In Night, Elie Wiesel accounts the past horrors of his life going through the concentration camps during World War II. Elie Wiesel and his father are separated from his mother and sisters at the camp in Birkenau. From then on they see unspeakable horrors, “Not far from us, flames, huge flames, were rising from a ditch. Something was being burned there. A truck drew close and unloaded its hold: small children. Babies! Yes, I did see this with my own eyes … children thrown into the flames…” (Wiesel, Elie). From the text the reader is able to comprehend that other people, Nazis, are the humans murdering the children without an ounce of remorse. This makes the reader question how people with a beating heart and functioning brain can commit such atrocities without a second thought. The simple answer is they were able to behave this way due to brainwashing and selfishness. Nazis believed …show more content…
In Night, we saw that the Nazi’s had a choice of committing those horrendous acts, but chose to ignore their conscious and be brainwashed instead. While in, In Cold Blood, it shows that two people can ruin a whole town by simply choosing selfish gain over the pursuit of happiness and loving fellow human beings. Cruelty comes in all forms and it is not something that will go away from our society anytime soon. Cruelty is a timeless human theme, where there were humans there was cruelty. In today’s society majority of the time everyone likes to do their best at ignoring the cruelty around us and continue on with their typical daily schedule. But regardless if we acknowledge it or not cruelty is all around us. Either through wars going on in the Middle East or through the typical everyday murder in your city. Cruelty is not something we can escape and it boils down to one simple reason, selfishness. The reason all of these horrendous events occur is because we, the human nature, are selfish. Majority of every motive we have is pushed by our selfishness. The reasons war happens is due to countries wanting more power and that is because they are selfish and want it for their own personal gain. The reason there is murder, can be motivated by money in situations like bank robberies, or it can be motivated by hate and that also qualifies as selfishness because the person committing the crime is putting their own
In the Memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, The germans used propaganda to scapegoat the Jews. The Nazis were very anti semitic. Or Prejudice against the jews during the Holocaust. In the beginning of the book the germans asked the local synagogue what people attended. At first the Jews had no Anguish.
The Life of a Jew in 1944 When put into life or death situations, people tend to value their own lives over others; including their family. Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor shows us his personal experiences of self preservation in the memoir Night. Throughout the story it is shown how a person can change when put under particular circumstances, also how they tend to treat others. The prisoners in the memoir Night were treated with extreme cruelty by the guards and the other prisoners. Although some prisoners knew one another and some were family to others, it still did not stop them from harming or killing one another in order for their own survival.
It wasn’t a very easy living for them from the years 1933 - 1945. Lives were slaughtered and burned, while treated anything like garbage. There were similar scenes in Schindler’s list when a character Amon Good, wakes up in the morning, takes his gun and starts shooting at Jews that were peacefully sitting or wandering. It was nothing even close to human. Something oddly strange about this, is why would the Nazi’s go a pathway so illegal and inhumane, just to get rid of Jews?
Throughout history we notice the horrible tragedies that end in mass killings. In Hotel Rwanda and Night dehumanization is shown through people's acts of racism. In the book Night by Elie Weisel we learn about his life in the concentration camps as a jew, people in these camps get treated horribly everyday from being hit to getting burned alive.
For some people, in other words the Nazis, thought that this leader was just being kind and fair to humanity, but to others, not to say the majority, were concerned that his way of being was just a sign of evil. Moving forward, A Child Called “It” talks about the life of a child, which at a point compares to The Book Thief when narrating the stories of these two. In A Child Called “It”, there is barely a sign of kindness, but when it is present, it all ends up transmitting into a bad consequence. “It” was a kid that was taken the opportunity to even grow as one. He was a child who was given too much chores, abused at home, needed to live a life of lies and self insecurity, among other
From the small town of Sighet in Transylvania to the huge concentration camps of Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel, the author and victim of the book Night, the horrifying experience of the Holocaust. Wiesel is a 15 year old Jewish boy who was captured by the Germans or “Nazis” during WWII. He went through an overwhelming amount of trauma, like when he got separated from his mother and sisters and watching his father suffer an unbearable amount of pain that eventually killed him. The fact is, power is a tool that can corrupt itself and others, it can ruin people’s lives and it can do that without people even realizing it.
The memoir written by Elie Wiesel, Night, is illustrating the Holocaust, the even which caused the death of over 6 million Jews. Auschwitz, the concentration camps, is responsible for over 1 million of the deaths. In the memoir Night, Wiesel uses the symbolism of fire, and silence to clearly communicate to the readers that the Holocaust was a catastrophic and calamitous event, and that children should never be involved in warfare. Elie Wiesel enters Auschwitz at the age of 15, and witnesses’ horrific events as a prisoner in Auschwitz, including the deaths of numerous children, and the beating and death of his own father. All these inhumane things were done just because Adolf Hitler wanted to cleanse the German society of the Jews.
Humane is a term created by man and its fairly ironic that we use it to describe proper treatment of others. In reality the majority of people are selfish and cruel. In all summer in a day the class room full of kids wanted to play without their teacher who simply wanted to see the sun for a minute without waiting another 7 years. The kids blatantly disregards her wants and needs and locked her up while they went and played in the sun. In a victim fights back in Sydney school a child puts up with physical bullying and torment until he snaps and drops his aggressor on the ground.
It’s difficult to imagine the way humans brutally humiliate other humans based on their faith, looks, or mentality but somehow it happens. On the novel “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he gives the reader a tour of World War Two through his own eyes , from the start of the ghettos all the way through the liberation of the prisoners of the concentration camps. This book has several themes that develop throughout its pages. There are three themes that outstand from all the rest, these themes are brutality, humiliation, and faith. They’re the three that give sense to the reading.
Very few books illustrate the suffering endured in World War II concentration camps as vividly as Elie Wiesel's Night. It is a memoire that will leave disturbing mental images of famine, anti-Semitism, and death such as infants being shoveled as
Inhumanity and Cruelty in Night Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany, conducted a genocide known as the Holocaust during World War II that was intended to exterminate the Jewish population. The Holocaust was responsible for the death of about 6 million Jews. Night is a nonfiction novel written by Eliezer Wiesel about his experience during the Holocaust. Many events in the novel convey a theme of “man’s inhumanity to man”. The prisoners of the concentration camps are constantly tortured and neglected by the German officers who run the camps.
In the book Night by Ellie Wiesel there are many words that can describe the horrible events that went on during the Holocaust. There was a tremendous amount of evil that the Germans displayed during this time period. One of the most soul opening quotes from Ellie was, “Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes … children thrown into the flames" (Wiesel 51). The people in this book that committed these crimes were always so corrupt. It is extremely wrong to kill any person, but it is especially wrong to kill babies that still have so much more of their life to live.
The severely cruel conditions of concentration camps had a profound impact on everyone who had the misfortune of experiencing them. For Elie Wiesel, the author of Night and a survivor of Auschwitz, one aspect of himself that was greatly impacted was his view of humanity. During his time before, during, and after the holocaust, Elie changed from being a boy with a relatively average outlook on mankind, to a shadow of a man with no faith in the goodness of society, before regaining confidence in humanity once again later in his life. For the first 13 years of his life, Elie seemed to have a normal outlook on humanity.
Night and Day In the great history of man, there is no event committed as gut-wrenchingly ignoble as the Holocaust. Therefore, conveying the devastation and emotional trauma on a believable and personal level is a sign of fantastic writing, which can be seen in Elie Wiesel’s Night. Moreover, to take this awful situation and put an almost light-hearted twist on it is also increasable, which is seen in the film “Life is Beautiful.” Accordingly, both of these mediums portray main characters that are in concentration camps, but present them in varying ways that create stories that feel completely different.
One of them is about mass genocide, while the other is about faults in the U.S. justice system. While some people may say that the people who died in Just Mercy got what they deserved, most people would agree that everyone in Night didn’t deserve to die or the torture they went through if they survived. In Night there is a sure enemy, everyone knew who the bad guy was, but in Just Mercy there isn’t one person who is to blame for everything that goes wrong. There are very bad people in it, but it isn’t as black and white as it is in Night. The entire book is just one big gray