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Night by Wiesel in Applied Theories

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I read this book and have questions as to the following for further clarification and understanding.

1) The main points of the book were oppression existing in ableism, racism, sexism, ageism, etc. However, I am wondering what the two most significant ideas were? What is the seeming purpose of the book?

2) I know this author wrote about his own experience and it is autobiographical, but is there any additional information that can be found which shows Wiesel's credibility regarding this topic?

3) What are the main ideas in this book that coincide with, or contradict, the different forms of oppression (ageism, ableism, sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism, anti-semitism)?

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Night by Wiesel is briefly explicated according to sociological premises.

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1) I narrow the most significant idea of the book as racism. As he chronciles his harrowing journey to the camps, he shows how the Nazi's racist treatment scars him physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, as he recalls, "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. ... Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never."

A secondary theme that is prevalent might be ageism. As we look at the father's treatment, in particular, is shows how stereotypic and ...

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