Dehumanization In Night By Ellie Wiesel

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Dehumanization of Humankind

Why do individuals dehumanize? What can drive a man to regard somebody as though he or she is not human. To dehumanize somebody is the way toward regarding one as though he or she is not an individual. In the Novel, Night, Ellie Wiesel portrays his experience as a youthful Jewish kid amid the Holocaust. The caught Jews are subjected in fixation camps where they are encountered the most horrible types of torment and coldhearted treatment. The torment has clear physical impacts, however, it moreover instigates mental changes on those sufficiently to shocking experience it. Also, The dehumanization procedure of slaves results from a conscious endeavor among slave holders to deny slaves familial securities, training,
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They went without food and water and sometimes did not bathe until the next couple of days. As for Ellie and the other Jews, the steer autos were very unsanitary and they noticed appalling, however yet the Jews had no other way. Ellie was conceived with the name, Ellie Wiesel, however rather, the SS took it away and gave him another as though he didn 't have a name that exsist. Wiesel’s character turned into a number. “I became A-7713. After that I had no other name.” (Wiesel 51) From reading this, one believe that he would never get his birth name again and his identity will forever be a number. Taking someone’s original name and giving them another, as a number, is extremely wrecking. The slave owners renamed them. Gave them the named that they thought fit that person. Most families got their last names from their ancestors, by their slave owners. “My father didn 't know his real name. My father got his name from his grandfather and he got his name from his grandfather and he got it from the slave master.” (Malcolm X, brainyquote) This quote explains why Malcolm X changed his name, it was a name that was given to him and it’s not their rightful name. The name belonged to his great grandfathers slave master, he did not want the name because of where the name came …show more content…
They were calling them all types of names and were making them move faster and work harder in the cold. “Faster, you swine, you filthy sons of bitches!” (Wiesel, 91). Working harder made them more tired, hungry, thirsty and felt as if they should give up. Back in slavery time, most slaves picked cotton in the fields. They worked in the cold, hot, and sometimes the rain. They were sometimes hopeless but they kept their faith in God and never gave up. The Jews were very hopeless and did not feel like they could go on anymore. The workers and the owners were very cruel. Why such animosity, who led those men to be so angry and treat one as if they are not equal as they are!

Once a slave was sold, there was no going back. The slaves were separated from their families and would not be able to see them again. Some left their children, husband, wife, mothers, etc. “The doors were nailed; the way back was finally cut off. The world was a cattle wagon hermetically sealed.” (bookrags). The adventure to Buchenwald was harsh, they rode in a roofless dairy cattle wagon, they still were given no nourishment, no security, and they were only frigid bodies. A worker tossed a chunk of break of bread in their wagon to watch a charge break out. A child even slaughtered his own father for a little piece of the bread. Everyone was hungry and the worker thought it was funny to watch them hurt each other and go crazy over a piece of bread. Because

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