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Night: Elie Wiesel
Transcript of Night: Elie Wiesel
(First 2 characters main characters)
Eliezer: 13-16 years of age
Eliezer father: Name unknown known as father
Hilda: Eldest daughter
Bea: Second oldest
Tzipora: youngest of all kids Main conflict, time & place setting, main elements of plot Literary Analysis Quotes "Those who kept silent yesterday will remain silent tomorrow." (Wiesel xiii)
"The yellow star? So what? It's not lethal..." (Father 11)
"Would you like to get into a good Kommando?" (Tough-looking boy with shifty eyes 48)
"Long live liberty! My curse on Germany! My curse! My-" (Young prisoner 62) Miscellaneous Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet in Transylvania which is now part of Romania. He published his book in 1986, after the war Elie Wiesel took a 10-year vow of silence before attempting to put into words his pain & horror of the Holocaust. Wiesel had difficulty finding a publisher, it was thought that few would want to read a book with such emotions & heart wrenching words.
The title Night symbolizes death, darkness of the soul, & loss of faith. Time and place: Eastern Europe, 1941-45'.
WWII Holocaust. This book shows the journey of Eliezer a young jewish boy, of how he got split from his family and that his father makes his trip more manageable. This story starts in Hungary, Transylvania in a town of Sighet. Eliezer's instructor Moishe the Beadle is teaching him the Torah (first five books of the Old Testament) & the Cabbala (doctrine of jewish mysticism). Eliezer teaching is short when his instructor is deported. After a few months Moishe returns to only tell a horrid tale, the Gestapo (German secret police force) they took charge of his train and leads the group of people from the train into the woods & does a routine kill. Nobody beleives him and he's taken as a lunatic. This story only escalates from that point. This book, Night shows that the author's moral is for equality to only care for one another. No discrimination because of someone's race, religion, or political views. Elie Wiesel a winner of the Nobel peace prize in 1986, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America Congressional Gold Medal, & the French Legion of Honor. The human nature and existence that revaeled the important insight of this book is that to not give up even when everything around you is falling apart. Always push forward and only reflect on the pass that affected you deeply. Elie Wiesel.