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					THEMES are “big picture” ideas explored in a literary work. The same theme can occur in many different works from many different genres. For
example, the theme of “Can People Change?” appears in both The Fan Club and Thank you, M’am, although the stories are very different. Below
are four (4) of the major themes from Night. When you are done with each section of the reading, it is helpful to look for events or quotes that relate
to these themes. Include the page number. Since we already read pages 3 -28, I did that portion for you.

                                                                   PAGES 3 - 28
 Relationship of Father/Son          Struggle to Maintain Faith       Significance of the words Silence and           Inhumanity Towards Others
                                                                                        Night
Page 4. My father was a           Page 5. Moishe the Beadle          Page 8. “Even Moishe the Beadle had           Page 19. “Faster! Faster! Move
cultured man, rather              explains that Elie must find his   fallen silent.”                               you lazy good for nothings!” the
unsentimental. He rarely          own path to god and that the real As the Jews spoke about the war ending         Hungarian police were screaming.
displayed his feelings, not even answers to the questions we ask     and expressed their doubt that Hitler
with his family, and was more     God, are within ourselves.         wanted to kill their entire population,
involved with the welfare of      Perhaps this is some               Moishe remains silent because he knows        Page 24. The way the Jewish
others than with that of his own foreshadowing, indicating that      better, but no one will listen to him.        people even treat one of their own
kin.                              Elie will have to find his own                                                   (Mrs. Schachter).
Sounds like his father was a      meaning for the horrors he will    Page 12. Night fell. Some of the Jews
little removed and didn’t show    later experience.                  meet in the ghetto to discuss the fact that
emotion.                                                             those living in the ghetto might be
                                  Page 10. The Jews celebrated       transported.
                                  the holiday of Passover even       Fear and bad news often spread at night.
Page 19. “It was the first time I while German officers moved
saw him (my father) cry.”         into their homes.                  Page 14. “After a moment’s
Right before they are deported,                                      silence…Again, heavy silence.”
Elie’s father, who had always     Pg. 21. The day before they        The reaction to the news that they are
been so strong, shows emotion. were ordered to go on the cattle      being taken to “work” camps.
                                  cars, they still sat down to
                                  traditional Friday night Sabbath
                                  dinner.                            Pg. 21. They ate their Sabbath dinner in
                                                                     silence.
                                  This might show the strong faith Page 21. Night. No one was praying for
                                  of the Jews and/or the fact that   the night to pass quickly.
                                  there was some denial; days        These references show some
                                  before they were sent to the       foreshadowing. The night before the
                                  ghettos, the Jews were still       deportation, Elie’s family, on some
                                  following their religious          level, knows that horrors await them.
                                  traditions.
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Relationship of Father/Son   Struggle to Maintain Faith     Significance of the words Silence and   Inhumanity Towards Others
                                                                             Night




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Relationship of Father/Son   Struggle to Maintain Faith     Significance of the words Silence and   Inhumanity Towards Others
                                                                             Night




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Relationship of Father/Son   Struggle to Maintain Faith     Significance of the words Silence and   Inhumanity Towards Others
                                                                             Night




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                                                          PAGES 85 - 103

Relationship of Father/Son   Struggle to Maintain Faith      Significance of the words Silence and   Inhumanity Towards Others
                                                                              Night




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