Night

Night
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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • Eliezer Wiesel and his family live in a small town called Sighet located in Transylvania. They were a Jewish family, that was relocated to a concentration camp in 1944. Before being relocated, Eliezer had a friend named Moishe, who was previously deported. When Moishe returned, he told of his horrific experience and nobody believed him because it seemed too unrealistic.
  • Climax
  • Life without my father would be so much easier.
  • The main conflict in the story is Eliezer's loss of faith. It occurs when he is deported to Auschwitz, and is separated from his mother and sisters. Eliezer has to endure forced labor, harsh weather conditions, and is dehumanized by the Nazis.
  • Falling Action
  • The rising action is when Eliezer and is father are transferred from concentration camp to concentration camp. This builds tension because each camp is worse than the previous one. This also builds tension because transferring camps means they are leaving their family behind, and they don't know when they will see each other again.
  • Resolution
  • The Climax of the story occurs when Eliezer's father gets sick with dysentery. His father becomes very weak and he starts to give his food to his son. Eliezer begins to wonder if his life would be easier without his father around, but he quickly pushes that thought away.
  • During the train ride to Buchenwald, Eliezer's father's condition deteriorated quickly. Eliezer had to slap him awake so he didn't get thrown out the train like the rest of the dead bodies. Upon arrival of the camp, Eliezer's father had to stay in his bunk. The next morning when Eliezer awoke, he realized his father was gone, so it was assumed he was taken to the crematorium.
  • In the end of "Night", Eliezer was liberated, but his parents and younger sister Tzipora passed in the camps. Eliezer states how when he looks in the mirror he sees a corpse. He also says how the events over the past year will scar him forever.
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