|Plot Summary of Night|
|"Ellie Wiesel is a teenage Jew growing up in WWII Europe. His family suffers persecution and social disgrace, until they are sent away to the infamous "concentration camps." Ellie is seperated from his friends and family, and comes to know the horrors of the Nazi-regime. Night truly is a book that makes one angry, sorrowful, and reflective."
Daniel, Resident Scholar
|"This book tell the story of Elie Wiesel, a young Jewish boy in a concentration camp. It tells of the many horrible things that happened to him while he was there."
Andrea, Resident Scholar
|"when Elie Wiesel was a teenager, he and his family were taken to concentration camps by the Germans. He was separated from his mother and 3 sisters. Therefore, he had to go through the horrible experience of the camps with his father. In this memoir, Elie explains the tragic incident that happened to over 6 million Jews during WW2.
Throughout the memoir, he explains how the Germans treated the Jews in the concentration camps and how horrible it was. "
Ravi, Resident Scholar
|"'Night' is Elie Wiesels' personal account of his experience of childhood in the death camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Born in a Hungarian ghetto, Elie was sent as a child to the Nazi death camps, and this book is his story of that atrocity; here he relates his childhood perceptions of an inhumanity that was as painful as it was absolute.
Many rumours fly around the small villiage of Transyilvania where Elie lives. Then one day, out of nowhere, German soldiers arrive.
In a matter of weeks the Germans had taken over the small town. People were restricted in where they could go and were forced into smaller and smaller areas of land. Elie watched as his friends and relatives were taken away, "deported" to a secret location. Then one day they came for him. Elie and his family were forced from their home, all possesions stripped from them. They were completely at the hands of the Germans.
The book tells of the terrifying experience of death and torture in the Nazi death camps. Elie relates from the eyes of a child what it was like to stay strong and keep going in those terrible, uncertain days."
Kathryn Sobey, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Night|
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Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- religious Jew
War/Cloak & Dagger story?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- Eastern European
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- Eastern Europe
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Commentary on society?
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
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