english night

english night

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  • A scene from night that shows that prisoners had creative ways of thinking is when Elie runs past the officers and he runs as fast as he can because he doesn't want to get written down. He does this with confidence and he succeeds.
  • Pick a scene that supports the idea that although beaten down, the prisoners had creative ways of coping with their confinement and sustaining themselves.
  • The words that have strong connotations are silent, motionless, and hunted-down. These words convey the tone because it emphasizes how worn down the prisoners were. It also shows how bad they were treated.
  • In lines 32-33, Wiesel writes, "the old men stated in their corner, silent, motionless, hunted-down creatures. Some were praying. "Which words in this quotation have strong connotations? How do these words convey the tone of Wiesel's narrative?
  • The author uses short incomplete sentences to show action. He also conveys a lot of emotion through the use of these short lines. This approach affects meaning because it makes the audience feel the action and emotions that he is feeling.
  • Wisel sometimes uses punctuation and sentence structure to convey meaning. Reread the second to last paragraph in the text. Why does he use short, incomplete sentence ? How does this stylistic approach affect meaning?
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