Breakdown of Language to show Dehumanization The Holocaust
Subject Area:Cultural Studies
They were also inflicted into emotional turmoil, hard labor and inhuman living environments irrespective of if one was a child or an adult. At the center of the crisis was Elie Wiesel who epitomizes that not only did the Jews lose all their material assets but also their faith among other non-material necessities due to the Nazi inflicted dehumanization. It is the events that he went through that would later see him draft and publish his memoir, Night that has been read and reread globally and that elevated Wesley to the helm of Nobel prize in 1986. Wiesel has paid atonement to the human dignity by portraying the rot of humanity through analyzing it from the breakdown of language. The Novel begins with Moshe, a servant at a Hasidic temple being described as, “Moshe the beadle as though he had no surname (Elie, 1).
Never shah I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never. (Elie, 41-42). ”It thus turns out that here; language has been used to show the rot that a society can have to the extent of depriving people of what is rightfully theirs. This is the toll of humanitarian crises. It has been used to give more emphasis on non-humans and perhaps emphasize meaning. Elie thus departs from the real world to give the reader a greater understanding of incidents like they were human. When Eliezer is sent to wake his neighbors to board the train so that they would be transferred to Burna from Auschwitz, he is terrified beyond emotion. For the Jew, a lot of danger lurks in the unknown and that they will be transferred could be to the place where they will be killed.
So the boy describes that words choke him. Idek grabbed me by the throat” (Elie, 57). This describes how the Youngman was inflicted into fright until he becomes immobile. In reality, he was not nailed to the ground but such a description gives the author an opportunity to explain the weight of the suffering Jews were tormented to at the concentration camps. The content herein discussed by Elie describes the lack of humanity that the Jews went through under the hands of the Nazis. Primo Levi goes to look at the human aspects that would cause a human being to lose their humanity like the Nazis and turn against their fellow men (Brenner). Precisely, his is a grammatical analysis of “something as it relates to something.
” To be human, Spartis argues that man first looks at all the living and non-living objects around him. Then he will question himself if the “other things” around him have the same feelings that he too has, whether the other has a soul like his and from his understanding, then man will act humanly or inhumanly based on this perception. Spartis analysis goes further to use Levi, a deported jew into the concentration camps who would offer a similar first-hand account of the treatment of the jew by the Nazis in the concentration camps. This provides a fast touch and a realization of the feeling of the jew it being that it is told by someone who experiences it first-hand. Northwestern University Press, 2014.
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