The Book Thief: Movie Analysis

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Did you know what was going on during the Holocaust? In Night by Elie Wiesel, the book reveals the experience of Elie going through concentration camps with his Dad until they are finally freed. In the film titled The Book Thief a girl named Liesel was adopted by a family and they ended up harboring a Jew that was sick, and supposed to be in a concentration camp, which is being racist towards Jews. Both the book Night and the film The Book Thief share a common thematic topic of dehumanization: The book Night suggests that abuse is occurring due to the fact they are being starved, and treated like animals; Similarly, the film titled The Book Thief articulates that racism can be devastating to mankind because they don't feel like humans.
To begin with, the book Night by Elie Wiesel suggests that abuse is occurring due to the fact, they are being treated like animals. While they were kept in Gleiwitz they went “For three days…without food or water”(Wiesel 95). They are being starved, which could lead to death. Another example, is Elie’s Dad asked where the bathroom was and was “Slapped...with such force that he fell down and then crawled back to his place on all fours”(Wiesel 39). This is an example of Elie's Dad being
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Racism is putting someone down by religion or race and abuse can be physical or mental. The two themes of Night and The Book Thief both involve abuse and dehumanization. The difference between the two was that in Night they were physically abused by being starved and hit but in The Book Thief it's not physical they are just going after people based on their religion. I say abuse is word in Night because it's clearly illustrated throughout the book that they are slashed, slapped, punched, kicked, and starved. The similarities are there is hatred towards each of them because it's during the same time and for the same reason it's just 2 different