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  1. 1. Night by Elie Wiesel Study Guide Notes
  2. 2. Night Study Guide Notes <ul><li>The original title Elie Wiesel gave the novel was And the World Has Remained Silent . </li></ul><ul><li>He wrote this book after 10 years of silence. </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of the Holocaust, over 6 million Jews had been killed. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Night Study Guide Notes <ul><li>There are five motifs to look for while reading Night : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Night – pay attention to what happens at night and what that might symbolize. Remember what we learned when we talked about archetypes and what night might symbolize. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bearing Witness – Pay attention to which characters are witnesses and to what they bear witness. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Night Study Guide Notes <ul><li>Motifs (continued): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Father-son Relationships – Pay attention to how Elie and his father’s relationship develops; in addition, notice other father-son relationships in the book. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of faith – Notice how Elie’s faith in God changes as the book progresses. Write on your study guides where these changes occur. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Night Study Guide Notes <ul><li>Motifs (continued): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice vs. Silence – Who has a voice and who chooses to remain silent? Why might Elie Wiesel title his novel what he did originally, and why did he no longer remain silent? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From the 10 Core Concept notes, we will learn that Poland had the largest population of Jews in Europe. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Night Study Guide Notes <ul><li>In Poland, 90% of the approximately 3,000,000 Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. </li></ul><ul><li>As you read, look for times that Wiesel mentions the people in surrounding towns. </li></ul><ul><li>There are several groups who contributed to the Holocaust, persecutors and by-standers included. </li></ul><ul><li>Why are by-standers just as important as the persecutors? </li></ul>

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