Examples Of Emotional Death In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Think of a time when life was so terrible that you felt dead and just wanted it to be a dream. Several people in the book Night, by Elie Wiesel go through many terrible experiences, and are beaten alive while trying to survive the concentration camps during the Holocaust. In the world today, there are many tragedies that happen every single day such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and fires, where people lose friends, families, homes and their valuables. The theme “Emotional Death is very evident in the book night by Elie Wiesel, and is still very evident in the world today.
The first example from Night of the theme “Emotional Death” is when Moishe was trying to warn others about the concentration camps, but no one would listen. Moishe the Beadle
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The first thing Elie saw when he arrived at a concentration camp in Auschwitz. The first thing Elie saw when he arrived to Auschwitz was huge flames arising from a ditch. “Something was being burned there. A truck drew close and unloaded its hold: small children. Babies!” (Wiesel 32). Elies didn’t believe his eyes, that babies were being thrown into a fire and being burned alive while the world was kept silent. If only Elie and others would have believed Moishe the Beadle, these lives would had been saved. Any one of these babies could have found the cure for cancer or changed the world we know today. But those innocent babies were being buried. Elie felt dead inside from there on. Many tragic incidents happen in the world today including murder, I think of the concentration camps to be much like abortions, because abortion is murder of an innocent child. In summary, as Elie arrives at the camp of Auschwitz, he is starting to feel emotionally dead inside because those helpless babies thrown in the fire were being killed because they were …show more content…
Elis and his father, Shlomo, finally arrived in Buchenwald, but Shlomo was starting to give up, he became weak and Elie encouraged him to keep walking but he wouldn 't listen. “I knew that I was no longer arguing with him but with Death itself, with Death he had already chosen” (Wiesel 105). Shlomo just wanted to lay down, he was vulnerable, and he just wanted water to drink. All Elie could think about was his father for the last six months in the concentration camps. But Elie started giving up on his father for the first time he didn 't want to give Shlomo water because it was the worst poison for him. They got into their bunks, all night long Shlomo was moaning, but Elie became impassive. The next morning when Elie woke up, Shlomo was gone, he was taken to the crematorium possibly alive. People can only take beatings, starvation, and distress so long before your sole starts to give up, and even in the world today, hundreds of people surrender their lives a day because they can no longer take the stress. To conclude, at the end of the book Night, Shlomo gives up on his life after feeling emotionally

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