Literary Techniques

As with many of his novels, Wiesel draws upon autobiographical information in his characterization of the protagonist. Like Wiesel, the...

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The Accident Ideas for Group Discussions

Group discussions might begin with the question of the narrator's decision to allow the car to run him over. Why can't he cope with what he...

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The Accident Social Concerns

As in all of Elie Wiesel's books, the primary social concern is the suffering of Holocaust victims, even decades after the conclusion of...

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The Accident Literary Precedents

Several memoirs of Holocaust survivors serve as literary precedents, for they demonstrate, as Wiesel does, the impossibility of returning to...

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The Accident Related Titles

The Accident is like Wiesel's novel Dawn (1960; see separate entry) in several respects. For instance, both include female...

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The Accident Bibliography

(Great Characters in Literature)

Sources for Further Study

Brown, Robert McAfee. Elie Wiesel: Messenger to All Humanity. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1983.

Fine, Ellen S. Legacy of “Night”: The Literary Universe of Elie Wiesel. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1982.

Freedman, Samuel G. “Bearing Witness.” The New York Times, October 23, 1983, p. A32.

Kolbert, Jack. The Worlds of Elie Wiesel: An Overview of His Career and His Major Themes. Selinsgrove, Pa.: Susquehanna University Press, 2001.

Rosen, Alan, ed....

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