What is a plot diagram for Night?

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sciftw | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I can't diagram it out for you, but I can help with labeling the correct parts of the story.  A typical plot structure diagram includes five parts: introduction/exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.  

Night's introduction includes telling readers about the time and place, which would be the early 1940s during World War II.  The book starts in Transylvania, but moves from location to location quite a bit.  The main character is Eliezer. 

The rising action to the story is Eliezer's "journey" to the concentration camp and his experiences there.  

The climax of the story is the death of Eliezer's father.  

The falling action is a combination of Eliezer's liberation from the concentration camp and his debate about whether or not to write about it.  

I think the resolution to the story occurs in the last chapter when Eliezer is standing in front of the mirror and ultimately rejects God and his faith. 


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