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In "Night," what is the rising action and the climax?I am in the process of...

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schoolsacharm | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 26, 2008 at 10:47 AM via web

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In "Night," what is the rising action and the climax?

I am in the process of making a plot diagram, so some help would be very much appreciated!

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 26, 2008 at 1:17 PM (Answer #1)

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The rising action begins when Moshe the Beadle returns from being expelled and tells the village of Sighet that all the others who were exiled have been killed. It continues with the train trip to Birkenau and then Auschwitz and finally to Buna where Eliezer begins to work at an electrical equipment warehouse. He and his father are brutally treated by the men in charge of the warehouse. Eliezer also witnesses the slow death of a child and Eliezar begins to really question God. Then, the Eliezar, his father and other men are transferred to Gleiwitz and finally to Buchenwald, where the climax of the story occurs. Eliezar's father dies and Eliezar finally feels freedom. To parallel that feeling of psychological freedom, the camp is finally liberated on April 10, finally giving Eliezar physical freedom as well.

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