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English Summative

Night-Elie Wiesel

Isabella Goldberg

on 7 June 2011

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Night By: Elie Wiesel Thesis Statement: Directional Satement: "The witness has forced himself to testify. For the youth of today, for the children who will be born tomorrow. He does not want his past to become their future"
-Preface to the novel Plot Summary Holocaust info The Modern Jewish Canon In Elie Wiesel’s Night, a novel based on his own experiences, the characters’ actions amplify the theme that people will act inhumanely in order to survive. In the face of the horrors of the Holocaust, the protagonist, Elizer, encounters many occurrences where he bears witness to people betraying their human ways, to salvage their own lives. The conduct of the Nazis, the behaviour of the Jewish Kappos, the relationship between the prisoners and how the relationships evolve, and the comportment of the prisoners as individuals all display elements of selfish inhuman behaviour to ensure survival. Based on true events
About Elizer in the Holocaust
Elizer and family get deported from Sighet
At first, don't understand why they had to get rid of everything
Arrival at concentration camps makes them see that the Nazi's want all Jews dead AND Post
Canon Horrific things begin to happen to everyone
Barely any food, terrible conditions
Constant threats
Jobs that don't fit skill
Seperation from mothers and children
Rabbi's Son
Hopital The historical context of this novel comes directly from the Holocaust. Born September 30, 1928 in Sighet, Trnasylvania At the age of 15, Elie Wiesel and his family were deported from their homes and brought to concentration camps. Once in the camps, Wiesel survived Auschwitz, Buna, Buchenwald and Gleiwitz. Post Holocaust, Wiesel devoted his life to telling the tale of what terrible things happened to the Jews, to ensure that history never repeated itself Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 Founded The Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, on his mission to advance human rights and world peace Connection to the Novel BIO A novel, an autobiography, an autobiographical novel, a non-fictional novel, a semi-fictional memoir, a fictional-autobiographical novel, a fictionalized autobiographical memoir, and a memoir-novel?
Ellen Fine calls it témoignage, testimony in french, also argues that it defies all categories.
Amongst all these suggestions, Wiesel knows that this peice is his deposition. The novel emplifies the time period of the Holocaust between 1939 and 1945 Night can be taught at a high school or at a university level The artistic quality of this novel is extremley high This peice really challenges the characteristics of human nature and what legnths people will go to. Originally written in Yiddish

Then shortened and written in French

Then shortened again to be written in English

Until the final 2006 publication the english version had been fragmented Is now written in 30 languages

There were several critical essays on Night and they were not difficult to find.

The only dificulty is that most had the same opinion

Ellen Fine wrote about book about Night
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