summer assignment - Jocelin Garcia Pre-Ap English 9 Mrs Gwynn 10 June 2015 Night Analysis Title-The title of the book refers to the fear and safety

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Jocelin Garcia Pre-Ap English 9 Mrs. Gwynn 10 June 2015 Night Analysis Title - The title of the book refers to the fear and safety that the cover of night brings. Night is the time when the SS came for the prominent Jews in the communities both before the Jews were evacuated to the concentration camps and also in the camps themselves. In this consider that night was a time to be feared since you couldn't see what was coming. In the book, the victims of the concentration camps could let down their guard a little at night where no one could see them, and they could cry or not be so careful with facial expressions. Night was a time of comfort and relaxation. It was a cruel, double-edged sword. One important quote in the book which really points to the purpose of the title is: “Never shall I forget that night, that first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed...Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.” (Wiesel 32) Setting - Eliezer’s story begins in Sighet, Transylvania. The book then follows his journey through several concentration camps in Europe: Auschwitz/Birkenau, Buna (a camp that was part of the Auschwitz complex), Gleiwitz, and Buchenwald (Germany). The setting of the book was significant because it shows how Eliezer’s life was when he was in the concentration camps. “We were masters of nature, masters of the world. We had forgotten everything—death, fatigue, our natural needs. Stronger than cold or hunger, stronger than the shots and the desire to die, condemned and wandering, mere numbers, we were the only men on earth.
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At last, the morning star appeared in the gray sky. A trail of indeterminate light showed on the horizon. We were exhausted. We were without strength, without illusions.” (chapter 6) I choose this quote because I feel like it represents the setting on how Eliezer felt about where he was. Characters - Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel A self-analyzing teenager, Elie first begins to hate when Hungarian police strike out with billy clubs and force Jews from their homes. At Auschwitz's Block 17, he scolds himself for being a spoiled child and rejecting his first plate of prison soup. He redeems himself by multiple acts of kindness, such as giving up his gold dental crown to spare his father torment for marching out of step. At the end of his incarceration, a thin, discouraged Elie bears little resemblance to the teenage boy who left Sighet.
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