Elie Wiesel Dehumanization In Night

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There have been many cases of dehumanization in history, but none can compare to the many cases shown in “Night” by Elie Wiesel. Dehumanization is one of the many themes shown in this book. He has described the most unimaginable things that I’ve personally heard in my life. It just stuns me to think that people have actually done this. This just makes me feel so horrified to even write about these grotesque situations in this book.

Hangings have been around for centuries, and is considered one of the most cruel ways to die. However, as Elie described it in the book that people were watching all of these hangings is just crazy. They should never have been forced to watch this inhumane act, and then to most likely question whether or not they’d be next. I can’t wrap my head around the fact of why they would do this. He says “I watched other hangings. I never saw a single person weep.”(Page 63), it truly shows how
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If someone disobeyed, they would be whipped. Slavery was shown in this book, with lines such as “I no longer felt anything except the lashes of the whip… Only the first one hurt”(Page 57) and he’s talking about how he became immune to the pain of the whip. If I could ask a Nazi now why they did this, I would. I just don’t know how anyone would allow this to happen.

When I dug more and more reading this, I was just surprised with the amount of dehumanization that was shown in Night. They truly had no right to belittle this specific group of people. It is just confusing to think of how they would want to do this to the Jews. When people make anti-semitic comments, I never understood why. This essay has honestly helped me realize how immature those people are. This also helped me realize how good I have it. These people were treated so awfully, and I feel like nobody should ever take life for granted. Especially when some people out there have it a lot