“Night’ shows that even in the most brutalising conditions, people still behave humanely. To what extent do you agree?”
In the text Night, written by Elie Wiesel, it is a horrific story about how the Nazi’s invaded Wiesel’s hometown of Sighet, Hungry and where taken under German control and sent to many concentration camps. During his time at the concentration camps, Elie and fallow Jews were in harsh and unforgettable conditions and treated severe from the Germans that no one could imagine. There is plenty of evidence which supports that even through many people turned and began to do dreadful things to one another; there were the very few people who stayed calm and gentle within all of the commotion. Night’ illustrates the
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However through Night’, it is shown that while some prisoners can’t control themselves and act horrible towards each other, there are a few who stay content and are have indifferent to the needs of others. Most people didn’t have the will-power to not turn on each other within the most horrible conditions, but for the ones who could it was good. For Elie and this father, one in-mate at the start of the end, while they were going into Auschwitz was not one of the ones that turned on each other if it wasn’t for him they wouldn’t have survived. The in-mate as they were about to walk into hell had asked for their ages, as Elie and Chlomo said their age 15 and 50, the in-mate replied with “not fifty, you’re forty. Do you hear me Eighteen and Forty” because they were told to say that they were eighteen and forty, they didn’t end up getting taken to the crematory but instead to the work factories. Because of this kind and caring in-mate Elie and Chlomo, were still alive instead of being died if they had told them their real ages. This shows that even through the brutalising conditions they had been put in, for the ones that still were kind and giving they were able to help people survive for longer than what they would off.
Furthermore through-out Night’, it is shown that Elie and his father Chlomo; prove that love can outweigh inhumanity. From