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Inhumanity in "Night"
Transcript of Inhumanity in "Night"
" No. I wasn't asleep. They threw themselves on me. They snatched them from me, my bread. . . and they beat me. . .Again. . . i can't go on, my son" (Wiesel,110)
“A worker took a piece of bread out of his
bag and threw it into a wagon.
There was a stampede. Dozens of starving
men fought desperately over a few crumbs.
The worker watched the spectacle with
great interest.” (weisel, 100)
There was no sense of humanity as he
watched them fight and kill each other for a piece of bread.There was no sense of humanity in him watching this happen and feeling no sorrow or remorse.
In Night by Ellie Wiesel
“His son had seen him losing ground, sliding back to the rear of the column. He had seen
him. And he had continued to run in front, letting the distance between them become greater.” (weisel, 91)
Inhumanity is very obvious in this quote because the man that was beat for a piece of bread is very ill. A person whom has at least some human decency would leave the man alone especially considering the state that he is in but in this case the man's sickness is not a concern they just care about eating and don’t care on what they have to do in order to eat.
“Twenty bodies were thrown out of our wagon. Then the train resumed its journey, leaving behind it a few hundred naked dead, deprived of burial, in the deep snow of a field in Poland.”
”Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky. "
You can see the inhumanity in this quote by the way that he explains how they just threw the bodies out. How they didn't even let their dead bodies in peace and stripped them from their clothes. And how the dead bodies meant nothing more to them but they seemed as if it was just a bag of trash being thrown out.
Inhumanity is very obvious in this quote because these people were murdering babies in such a cruel way but they showed no mercy no remorse and absolutely no guilt. They didnt care that they were killing babies in fact, they didnt even care about the fact that they were killing at all.
Abandonment, its a form of inhumanity. Its a form of inhumanity in which you leave a human for no reason, in this case the son left his father. Abondoned his own flesh because he thought maybe he could survive alittle longer with out his crumby old dad.
“Humanity? Humanity is not concerned with us. Today anything is allowed. Anything is possible, even these crematories" (wiesel,56)
This quote directly addresses the inhumanity in all the events happening around them. The author ellie can not understand how no one cares about how people are being burned in these crematories at all hours. No one does anything to help them.
“We were given no food. We lived on snow; it took the place of bread. The days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our souls.”
Inhumanity in this quote is seen simply because the officers refused to provide them shelter and even food because they said that the jews were bound to die anyway. They didn’t care to help them they didn’t even care that they were going to die.
Behind me, I heard the same man asking:
"Where is God now?"
And I heard a voice within me answer him:
"Where is He? Here He is—He is hanging here on this gallows. . . . " (weisel, chapter 4)
All humanity and faith is lost here. They speak of a God but don't even know if he could exist at this moment. They don't know where to find him and they don't know if they should believe in someone that would be this cruel. They have lost everything and now they question if they should believe.