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Every time you encounter the word Night in the novel circle it. Chapter 1 – pg 3. 1. At the beginning of the novel, how long has the war been going on? 2. Wiesel said: “my father was… [an]…unsentimental” man. [He] “was more involved with the welfare of others than that of his own kin.” (4) 3. Determine Elie‟s relationship with religion and/or God, at this juncture in the novel. 4. From the limited reading so far, how would you describe Elie? 5. “What can we expect?” he said “it‟s war” Dicuss(p.6) 6. Give reasons for Elie and the others reluctance to believe Moshe‟s account of the camps. 7. Compare & Contrast Moshe before his deportation and who he has become after his return. 8. Even when things/life really deteriorated, the Jews were not worried. Discuss. Chapter 1 cont‟d 9. Describe the German strategy for taking over the Jewish community. a. How did they use it to their advantage. 10. On page 10 it states, “On the seventh day of Passover, the curtain finally rose: the Germans arrested the leaders of the Jewish community”. What is the non-figurative meaning of the portion in blue italics? 11. “The ghetto was ruled by neither German nor Jew; it was ruled by delusion.” (12). Discuss. Chapter 2 1. Through out the book, Wiesel attempts to present the decay of social order, is this achieved? 2. In the context of the novel, indicate the role of Madame Schachter? (what‟s her purpose?) Chapter 3 1. Elie Says: “The Cherished objects we had brought with us thus far were left behind in the train, and with them, at last our illusions.” (p.29) Analyze. 2. In this chapter Elie lied to SS officer regarding his age. (p. 31) He lies again later in the chapter when Stein asks about his wife, Riezel, and their children. Is it ever permissible to lie? 3. How, now, would you characterize Elie‟s relationship with religion/God? 4. Define the term dehumanization, and explain how it is executed in this chapter (or book). (p.33). Did it truly occur? * Discuss the third paragraph on page 35 in your response. 5. Which literary device is exemplified in the statement: “We were so many dried up trees in the heart of a desert” (p.35) 6. The inscription at the gates of Auschwitz state, “arbeit macht frei”/”Work will set you free”. Examine this statement. Chapter 4 1. Fashion a reasons why the German‟s wanted the Jews to shower upon arrival at every camp. 2. Which literary device is exemplified in the statement: “An assassins face, fleshy lips hands like a wolf‟s paw” (p.35) 3. Could you live on the diet the prisoner/laborers are feed? 4. How has the new realities of life affected Elie? 5. Identify the abuse the prisoners suffered during their stay at Buna. 6. Examine the father son relationship at this juncture in the book. 6. Determine the irony(ies) presented in this chapter. 7. Examine the exchange at the end of the chapter. “Where is merciful god…tasted of corpse” (pg 64 – 65) Chapter 5 1. Relate the bells in the concentration camps to the bells in your life. 2. Consider how living in a concentration camp may alter your perception of the world. 3. During this section, Elie‟s father exchanges a piece of bread for “a piece of rubber, found at the warehouse, which would do to sole a shoe” with Elie, later he passes on the knife and spoon to his son. DISCUSS. 4. Elie and his father make the decision to leave the camp with the Nazi and other healthy prisoners, instead of staying in the camp with the infirmed. Use this opportunity to discuss all the decisions the dad made throughout the book. 5. The prisoner‟s clean their bunks before evacuating. Analyze. Chapter 6 1. In what ways does nature mirror events in the prisoner‟s life? 2. „With sleep comes death‟, fashion an interpret of this statement. 3. Apply this epigram to the chapter/book, „every man for himself and god for us all‟. Chapter 7 – 9 1. Recount the father and son struggle over bread on page 96/98. 2. Elie‟s father comes all this way just to die at the end, right before rescue comes. Your thoughts. Cause & Effect 1) Determine the ways in which Elie Wiesel’s experience during the holocaust, affected him. Compare & Contrast Essay 2) Compare & Contrast Wiesel's experience during the holocaust with Monica Sone experience in the Japanese Interment Camps. Literary Analysis Essay 3) The cover art in one version of the book, depicts a dark boy-like figure roaming through barbed wire. Fashion a unique interpretation of this image. Persuasive Essay 4) The Germans used Jews to manage/govern Jews in the Ghetto and in the camps, determine the effectiveness of this strategy by the Nazi. Descriptive Essay 5) Chart Elie’s relationship with his father through the course of the book.
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