Inhumanity

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So do you consider yourself a human or an animal? How can someone show inhumanity towards other? When we are at the verge of death or have not ate anything for weeks, our nature tells us to do everything we can to survive even if it means fighting to the death over food. Some people were put into a situation of every man for himself and their animal nature comes out wanting everything for themselves and doing what they have to in order to survive. If we kill each other for food or survival, then we are no longer human but rather animals. We can see this in Night by Elie Wiesel, historical and current events, and everyday observation and/or experience. The idea of we killing each other for food or survival makes us animal rather human is seen in Elie Wiesel's memoir Night. The book night in a nutshell is about Elie as a teenager, born in the town of Sighet, was taken away from home and soon get separated from his mother and siblings but stays with his father. Later throughout years, they face many challenges and Elie, for the most part, was taking care of his father. We can see in the book Night that men were fighting in the train carts for pieces of bread tossed at them. “And the spectators observed these emaciated creatures ready to kill for a crust of bread. A shadow threw itself over him. Stunned by the blow, the old man was crying: ’Meir, my little Meir! Don’t you recognize me…you’re killing your father…I have bread…for you too…for you too…’” (Wiesel, 101). The men on the train were ready to kill each other for food. Those guys near death, had only one thing in mind and that is to survive which means eat the bread but fight off other hungry people in the same train cart. Those guys are no longer humans but rather animals beca... ... middle of paper ... ...ebelled, each has to send two people to compete against each other. In order for someone to win, they must be the last one alive in the arena. (Insert details relating to topic) We can see the idea that we killing each other for food and/or survival makes us animals rather than human in the memoir Night by Elie Weisel wher the men were fighting all they could to get a crumb of bread and Elie touring through bodies to breath, current and historical events when Richard Parker killed his crew mate and the RUF group eating human corpses to intimidate their enemies, and personal observation and experiences where in Battle Royal and The Hunger Games where people were put in an isolated area to fight to the death. When we kill each other, it shows inhumanity towards ourselves when we as humans should work together and not cause conflict and fight or even kill one another.

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