Primo Levi's book 'If THAT IS a Gentleman' is a novel in regards to a German concentration camp, one among many novels on a single subject. However, this publication is exceptional as Levi by no means 'raises his tone of voice, complains, or attributes blame'. 'If THAT IS a Man' can be an objective storyline told in a detached tone using scientific terminology, which quite often makes this book not really a confession but an analysis. Even so, distant tone and unemotional dialect bring the horrifying concept across with even greater effect on readers.
The saddest, the most effective, and the virtually all ironic chapter of the e book is the central ninth chapter, named 'The Drowned and the Saved'. Here the author's talent along with his training as chemist comes through in unique manner. Rather than telling the account, Levi analyses the reason why, the methods, and the consequences of German focus camps. The effect is similar to an essay as well as lab report instead of part of a novel. The diction of the chapter can be sharply contrasted using its content, emphasizing the terrifying occasions described.
Already the first sentence of the chapter ("What we've so far said and can say concerns the ambiguous existence of the Lager." P. 102) reveals a lot. This sentence may be the first step in accumulating the emotionless tone through specialized diction. The 1st person perspective used throughout prior chapters is suddenly changed by the pronoun "we" as it is employed in official docs. With every pursuing sentence, the dryness of expression grows slowly but surely: "To the question we feel that we must reply in the affirmative." (p. 102), ".the Lager was presumably