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In Chapter 4 of Night, what makes Elie and the other prisoners cry over one particular hanging?

In the fourth chapter of his memoir of life in the German concentration camps, Night, by Elie Wiesel describes a heartbreaking scene in which a beautiful young boy, a “pipel,” is hanged along with...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2016 3:31 am UTC

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What is an example of imagery in Night by Elie Wiesel?

The narrator, Elie, uses imagery to present clear visual images of the horrors of Auschwitz upon his arrival there. When he first arrives, Elie believes that he still has some control over his...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2020 11:37 am UTC

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In Chapter 5 of Night, why did the camp evacuate, and what happened to those who stayed behind at the hospital?

In chapter 5, Elie finds himself hospitalized because of extreme foot pain. He is worried that his foot will be amputated, rendering him "useless" in the eyes of Nazi officers and making him a...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2020 11:19 am UTC

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In Chapter 3 of Night, how has Elie changed in a short time?

Elie begins the memoir by describing the depth of his religious curiosity. As a young boy, he had such strong faith that he was interested in the more mystical side of Judaism that requires more...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2009 9:31 am UTC

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In Night, how has the relationship between Elie and his father changed during their time in the concentration camps?

At the beginning of Night, Elie Wiesel describes his father as a cultured, unsentimental man with a rather distant manner: He rarely displayed his feelings, not even within his family, and was...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019 8:17 am UTC

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How does Elie Wiesel's father die in Chapter 8 of Night by Elie Wiesel?

When they arrive at Buchenwald, Eli's father is growing ever weaker. Clinging to each other's hands, they try to keep moving and keep together. The rumor is making the rounds that they are to have...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2011 6:23 am UTC

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In Night, what makes the "soup taste excellent" after the first hanging? What makes the "soup taste like corpses"...

In Night, what makes the soup taste better than ever after the first hanging is that Elie and the others are still alive. They are allowed to return to their bunks and eat their daily ration of...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2020 12:27 am UTC

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What are the different connotations for ''thin'' and ''skinny''?

Thanks for the question! The connotation of a word is the emotional weight a word carries for the reader. The connotation of a word is different than the denotation, or the dictionary definition...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2019 5:08 pm UTC

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What are two or three examples of a good thesis statement for the novel Night?

It's difficult to create a thesis statement without first choosing a topic. Once you choose a topic, thing about something about that topic that you'd like to prove. For example, Night has several...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2016 6:19 pm UTC

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What are some examples of foreshadowing from the book Night by Elie Wiesel?

Foreshadowing is a literary device that hints or informs the reader about events that will occur in the future. In Night, foreshadowing has been deliberately used throughout the book to accentuate...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2016 1:26 pm UTC

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What are examples of irony in the book Night by Elie Wiesel?  

When the foreign Jews, including Moishe the Beadle, were being deported, someone quipped that the situation was necessitated by war. The statement is ironic because despite being aware that the...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2017 9:57 am UTC

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Why was Elie placed in the hospital in the book Night by Elie Wiesel?

When Elie is in the work camp, his foot swells from the cold, and a Jewish doctor tells him that he will operate on his foot. The doctor says that if Elie waits, he risks having an amputation. Elie...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2016 11:26 am UTC

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In Night, how does the first hanging affect Elie?  

In chapter 4, Elie recalls witnessing the horrific hanging of a young pipel, who was beloved by the prisoners in the camp. Elie describes the boy as being angelic and beautiful. After a stash of...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2018 7:36 pm UTC

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In chapter 8 of Night, why was Elie's father being beaten?

Eliezer’s father was physically assaulted twice in Chapter 8. First by his fellow prisoners, who were also sick, and second by an SS officer. Eliezer’s father suffered from dysentery, and his...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2016 10:20 am UTC

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In chapter 9, What did the prisoners do when they were freed?

At the end of Night, the prisoners were not concerned about anything but food. They had not been fed often and were starving. Once the liberation took place, all the prisoners wanted was to eat....

Latest answer posted May 31, 2015 5:18 pm UTC

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In Night, what did the French woman with whom Eliezer worked do that risked exposing her identity?

When Elie works in the warehouse, a young French girl works next to him; they never speak because he understands no French and she understands no German. One day Elie is the victim of being in the...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2019 9:11 pm UTC

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How did Elie Wiesel react when his father was beaten in Night?

In Night, the reader is exposed to Eliezer’s emotional transformation and feelings toward his father, his only close relative in the camps. The first time Eliezer’s father is physically attacked,...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2017 11:38 am UTC

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In Night, describe the tragic incident between a father and a son on the train. What might this event reveal about...

In chapter 7, the prisoners are packed tightly together into a train car heading towards Buchenwald, and Elie witnesses a son kill his father over a piece of bread. A few days into their journey to...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2018 10:53 am UTC

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What did the boy mean in "Night" when he said that the soup tasted like corpses?

While at the work camp of Buna, Elie witnesses several hangings. The hangings by the Nazi SS were meant to further terrorize the prisoners who already lived with death on a daily basis. Elie...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2018 4:45 am UTC

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In Chapter 5 of Night, what did Akiba Drumer ask the others to do for him, and did they do it?

Akiba Drumer always remained optimistic and hoped for God’s intervention. He suggests that God is just testing the Jews and trying to determine if they are capable of remaining true to their...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2017 12:02 pm UTC

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How does Elie respond to his father's death?

A short time after arriving at Buchenwald, Elie mentions that his father had dysentery and was extremely weak. Elie has to care for his father and saves his life several times toward the end of the...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2017 2:40 pm UTC

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In Night, why did Elie's father give him a spoon and a knife?

Night is an autobiographical account of a Hungarian Jew's experience in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Nazi concentration camps. Jews in these camps were used as forced labor and were also subjects for...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2017 1:17 am UTC

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In chapter 4, what happened when Elie refused to give his crown to Franek? What was the result?

In Night, we see how many different people have become greedy in the war. Franek sees Elie's gold crown and demands Elie give it to him. Elie comes up with a couple of reasons as to why he can't...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2015 7:18 pm UTC

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What does Eliezer see in the mirror at the end of Night? Explain how his reflected image is symbolic of his inner...

Elie Weisel's Night leaves us with many questions. It makes us wonder how he was able to survive and how he was able to overcome. Their are more questions than answers, but I think that is a good...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2015 6:32 pm UTC

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When Elie and his father encounter Stein in Night by Elie Wiesel, why does Elie lie to him?

One of the worst things for the Jews in Auschwitz was the loss of hope, and the incident with Stein of Antwerp is a perfect example of that. In chapter three of Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie and his...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2014 11:45 pm UTC

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How does Elie Wiesel's relationship with God change throughout the memoir?

Elie Wiesel's relationship with God in Night is a fraught and difficult one. Though he believes in God steadfastly in the beginning, that belief begins to deteriorate until he not only lacks belief...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2019 10:17 pm UTC

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What was Elie Wiesel's purpose in writing Night? 

A writer's purpose can usually be found in the themes that he develops in his work. In Elie Wiesel's Night, there are several themes that run throughout the work. When Wiesel writes about the...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2016 4:02 pm UTC

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Why do Elie and his father decide to evacuate at Buna instead of staying behind in the hospital?  

With the Red Army fast approaching, the Germans decide to evacuate the camp. The inmates have twenty-four hours to prepare for their imminent journey. Though Eliezer is still convalescing in the...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2018 8:07 am UTC

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What are five allusions from the book Night by Elie Wiesel that are not Jewish terms? 

There are many Biblical allusions in Night. For example, there are references to the Jewish exile in Babylon, a story told in the Bible. When Elie describes the way in which the Jewish community is...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2016 1:06 am UTC

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At what point do you feel Elie loses his faith in God? What are some examples?

Elie really begins questioning his faith in God after he witnesses the hanging of the pipel and is forced to stare the corpse of the young boy in the face before he is allowed to eat his dinner. It...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2007 1:07 am UTC

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In Chapter 6 of Night, how did Elie help his father when the selection was made?

The Jewish prisoners were forced to move from the camp at Buna by the German soldiers. This was because the front came dangerously close to the camp. The prisoners were forced to run an estimated...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2016 11:37 am UTC

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On what page in the book Night by Elie Wiesel did Elie's father get beaten while Elie just stood there doing...

Idek beat Wiesel’s father for “loafing” while working, and he did nothing to stop it. In the instance I believe you are describing, Elie Wiesel watched the Kapo Idek beat his father for no reason,...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2016 12:18 am UTC

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In Chapter 7 of Night, how many prisoners got out of the wagon, and where had they arrived?

Throughout Chapter 7, Elie describes the terrible conditions of the packed cattle cars that carried the Jewish prisoners to Buchenwald. The prisoners were herded tightly into the cars and were not...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2017 1:00 pm UTC

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Where are examples of dehumanization in Night?

Dehumanization is a theme that is consistently present throughout Night. The Nazis enacted countless horrors upon the people they imprisoned and executed in the concentration camps and ghettos...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2019 12:50 am UTC

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Please describe in detail the selection scene from Elie Wiesel's Night.

Section five of Night, by Elie Wiesel, begins on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, though there is certainly nothing to celebrate for Elie and his fellow prisoners. As the new year begins,...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2013 10:07 pm UTC

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In Night, what is the significance of bringing up Rabbi Eliahu's son in describing Eliezer's own relationship with...

The mention of Rabbi Eliahu's son operates as a foreshadowing technique to reflect the relationship Eliezer will have with his own father. Rabbi Eliahu is a minor but significant character in...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2016 1:36 pm UTC

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What does the last line at the end of the book, Night, "a corpse gazed back at me" mean?

While I completely agree with the other answers to this question, I would also point out that Elie refers to himself as a corpse because that was how he literally appeared. He had spent a year in...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2016 7:39 pm UTC

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How does Elie experience internal conflicts?

One of Elie's greatest internal conflicts arises from his feelings towards his father. Elie loves his father very much, but due to his nightmarish experiences of life in Auschwitz, he comes to see...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2020 6:27 am UTC

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What does Juliek's playing of Beethoven on the violin mean to Eliezer?

The thought of Juliek playing the violin in such horrible circumstances is one of the most powerful points in the book. What makes this point even stronger is that there are many instances when...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2015 9:05 pm UTC

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In the novel Night what does Elie mean when he says, "Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith...

At the beginning of the novel, Wiesel goes into great detail of his religious passion, even at a young age. He believed fervently in his faith, so much so that he wept regularly during prayer and...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2013 3:24 pm UTC

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In Night, what is the relationship between Elie and Moshe the Beadle?

Moshe the Beadle lived as a foreign Jew in Sighet and worked as a handyman at a Hasidic synagogue. He led a poor and quiet life among the people of Sighet. Moshe was also a very religious man....

Latest answer posted January 26, 2017 6:39 am UTC

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How Does The Night Of End

In the end of Night, Elie and his weakened father arrive at Buchenwald after enduring a forced march and a death-train transport. In the train, food was thrown into the cars by people in the...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2016 7:03 am UTC

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In Night by Elie Wiesel, what story did Moshe tell upon his return?

In Night by Elie Wiesel, the story Moshe told upon his return is of the atrocities the Nazis perpetrated against the Jews during World War II. The book opens with a description of Moshe, whom the...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020 11:19 am UTC

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In the book Night, what are three important scenes?

Night is full of moments that stick with readers, and the scenes that seem "important." For me, I think about themes in the book and moments that illustrate those themes. One theme is the surreal...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2019 11:39 am UTC

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Describe The Scene With The Soup Cauldrons

Eliezer describes a Sunday when the sirens in the camp go off around 10:00 a.m. and the Blockälteste gather the prisoners into the blocks. The S.S. guards take cover in the shelters from an...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2017 10:23 am UTC

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What is Buna? What does Eliezer do there?

Buna was a concentration camp. Eliezer and his father were taken to Buna after staying in Auschwitz. The Buna Camp looked desolate and only had a few prisoners. The new prisoners from Auschwitz...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2016 10:38 am UTC

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In Chapter 5 of Night, why didn't Elie fast on Yom Kippur?

Elie’s arrival at Auschwitz led him to the realization that the holocaust was unfolding before his eyes. He wondered how such heinous crimes were being committed as the world watched. He saw the...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2015 4:56 am UTC

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What decisions were Elie Wiesel forced to make?

Due to his horrific experiences of life in a Nazi concentration camp, Eliezer is forced to make a decision regarding his faith. Before his family was deported from their hometown of Sighetm Eliezer...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019 7:43 am UTC

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What is foreshadowed by Madame Schacter's nightmare in Elie Wiesel's Night?

Madame Schachter's nightmare foreshadowed the annihilation of many of Elie's Jewish family and neighbors in the crematoriums at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2016 6:14 pm UTC

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What are two reasons that Elie Wiesel titled his novel Night?

Elie Wiesel's Night (published in French as La Nuit) is titled as such because the night is the symbol of the physical and spiritual darkness Wiesel experienced and depicts in the book. Over the...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2017 3:16 am UTC

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