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ANALYZE: NIGHT Excerpt from Night by Elie Wiesel 1. What do the first two paragraphs of the memoir reveal about Wiesel’s purpose? (RI.2.6) The first two paragraphs show that Wiesel is writing this so that nothing like the Holocaust happens again. 2. How does the allusion to “the Last Judgement” advance the author’s purpose? (RI 2.6) The Reference to the Last Judgement shows the gravity of the situation, and the near certainty of death. 3. What is Wiesel’s viewpoint regarding the Blockalteste? Use evidence from the text to support your response. (RI 2.6) 4. Read the following excerpt from the text: (RI 2.4) “In front of me, there were only Tibi and Yossi. They passed. I had time to notice that Mengele
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Unformatted text preview: had not written down their numbers. Someone pushed me. It was my turn. I ran without looking back. My head was spinning: you are too skinny . . . you are too weak . . . you are too skinny, you are good for the ovens . . . The race seemed endless; I felt as though I had been running for years . . . You are too skinny, you are too weak . . . At last I arrived.” What effect does the repetition of the word “skinny” and “weak” have on the meaning of the text? 5. How does the contrasting word choice in the last two paragraphs of the memoir convey Wiesel’s point of view? (RI 2.6)...
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