He is a strict orthodox jew who is tutored by moshe the beadle. They include vocabulary, comprehension questions, openended questions, and a place to list the literary devices found in each chapter. Hes a poor jew in the town of sighet now in modernday romania, where our author and narrator, eliezer. Night begins in 1941, when, the narrator of the story, elie, is twelve years old. This book talks about his experiences through concentration camps and how he survived. It will be easier for you to follow the discussion in these notes if you number the segments in pencil before you begin reading. Night your notes for reading night will count for a quiz grade. He is a strict orthodox jew who is tutored by moshe. The chapter begins with elie saying that the night felt neverending. They live in the town of sighet in transylvania on the border of hungary and romania. Notes like these for the entire novel are also available for purchase. His father comes back late at night with the news that they are all being deported. This article will give you a summary of the book night by elie wiesel. They include vocabulary words and comprehension questions students can answer as they read the novel.
The book night details elie wiesels experiences during the holocaust in four separate camps between the time he entered when he was 14 years old in 1941 and the time he left as the only survivor of his family of 7 in 1945 at the age of 16. He is very devout and wants to study jewish mysticism. Twelveyearold elie and his family are packed into a crowded cattle car and shipped to the auschwitzbirkenau complex, where this mere. Night chapter 1 the year is 1941 and elie wiesel, the narrator of the story, is twelve years old. At dawn on saturday, after a wretched friday night packed in the synagogue. Night is a memoir by elie wiesel that was first published in 1960. These are notes the first chapter of night by elie wiesel. Background information for night choose one topic to research and take notes on it following the instructions. He has also written numerous articles, novellas, plays, and a series of memoirs. As a boy, weisel studies the torah the jewish bible and the talmud. Get a detailed summary and analysis of every chapter in the book from. Martha, a former servant of the wiesel family offers them a place of refuge, but they say no.
The use of such descriptive literary language still poses an obstacle to understanding the true nature of his experiences, although his tone with the figurative language provides us with many shockingly detailed images. In this section, i have listed an abundance of figurative language examples elie wiesel has applied within night. Elie wiesel and his family are in the last shipment to leave, and have to watch their family and loved ones leave the only home theyve ever known. Its a very easy job and doesnt cause physical stress on them. Elie wiesel on hope, compassion, and the power of youth at we day duration. The year is 1941 and elie wiesel, the narrator of the story, is twelve years old. Night by elie wiesel chapter 1 notes by jesse casarez tpt.
This simile choice is interesting as later on in the chapter, moishe tries to warn the people of sighet of the persecution of the jews and what is to come, but they just think hes a crazy clown. In 1941, eliezer, the narrator, is a twelveyearold boy living in the transylvanian town of sighet then recently annexed to hungary, now part of romania. Eliezer wiesel is a fourteenyearold boy living in sighet, transylvania, at the start of world war ii. He has three sisters hilda, the oldest, bea, the second oldest, and tzipora, the youngest and a mom and dad who run a store. Eliezers group starts asking around to find out which is the best work group to be assigned to. Although elie wiesel did not number the chapters in this novel, we will number them according to breaks throughout the book. Night study guide contains a biography of elie wiesel, literature essays, quiz. His father, who is a prominent leader of the jewish community, thinks that he is too young. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Choose from 500 different sets of notes chapter 1 english night by elie flashcards on quizlet.
This 62page guide for night by elie wiesel includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 9 chapters, as well as several more indepth sections of expertwritten. It will be easier for you to follow the discussion in these notes if you number the segme. Night study guide questions effords excellent english. The chapter name helps show that elie has lost faith in and turned against god. He lives in a town called sighet, in territory then controlled by hungary. Near the close of 1941, twelveyearold elie wiesel son of a devout romanian shopkeeper and brother to three girls. When all foreign jews are expelled, moshe the beadle is deported.
Free summary and analysis of chapter 1 in elie wiesels night. What news does elies father receive at the latenight council meeting. The book night by elie wisel is a non fiction book of elies experience in the holocaust. About night chapter 1 night is elie wiesel s memoir of being a child during wwii. Free summary and analysis of chapter 1 in elie wiesel s night that wont make you snore. Eliezer elie wiesel won the nobel prize peace prize in 1986 for spreading his message of peace after his horrific experiences as a holocaust survivor. Elie talks about the night a lot this chapter, the moon is symbolism. Check out our revolutionary sidebyside summary and analysis. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of night and what it means. Wiesel grew up in sighet, a small town in translyvania. Eliezers memoir begins in 1941 where, as a boy of, he lived in sighet, a small hamlet on the border between hungary and romania.
Night chapter names by marlon schumacher haiku deck. Read a plot overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter summary and analysis. Night begins with a detailed recount of eliezer elie wiesels friends tale of survival and warnings of the looming holocaust. Since the publication of night, wiesel has written extensively, utilizing many different literary styles. Near the close of 1941, twelveyearold elie wiesel son of a devout. In chapter four things seem as if they will get better and towards the beginning they do. In 1969, elie wiesel married marion erster rose, who was also a survivor.
Hes a poor jew in the town of sighet now in modernday romania, where our author and narrator, eliezer wiesel, lives. When all foreign jews are expelled, moshe is deported. Chapter 1 chapter 3 chapter one eliezers memoir begins in 1941 where, as a boy of, he lived in sighet, a small hamlet on the border between hungary and romania. Soon the wiesel family and the rest of the jews of sighet are.
This sparknote is divided into nine sections, following the organization of night. One night, eliezer s father is hurriedly summoned to a meeting of the jewish council. Each day after silent reading, take a few minutes to add details and thoughts to your chapter notes for night. Marion wiesel a unit about survival and the human spirit chapter 1 p. Night, by elie wiesel, is a work of holocaust literature with a decidedly autobiographical slant. Eliezer says that the false optimism helped pass the time and notes that the uncertainty of. Having grown up in a little town called sighet in transylvania, elie is a studious, deeply religious boy with a loving family consisting. Wiesel based the bookat least in parton his own experiences during world war ii. Students will enjoy completing these notes alone or with a partner. Eliezers mother has a feeling something bad is going to happen.
Try one of the apps below to open or edit this item. Steeped in the talmud and in jewish orthodoxy, he knew little about the world around him and even less about non. His novels include dawn 1960, the accident 1961, and a beggar in jerusalem 1968. Elie and his dad both get a job sorting electrical parts. Wiesel entered as a naive boy steeped in jewish lore who had never left the small romanian village of sighet, where he was born.
Though wiesel did not number his sections, this sparknote has added numbers for ease of reference. The picture of the torn piece of paper with the word trust on it helps show that elie no longer trusts god because the image can mean broken or lost trust in someone or something. Litcharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in night, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Elie experiences a renewed feeling of protection for his father. See a complete list of the characters in night and indepth analyses of eliezer, eliezers father, and moishe the beadle. They are a continuation of the chapter 1 notes that are posted for free. Though just a brief 116 pages, the book has received considerable acclaim, and the author won the nobel prize in 1986. Moishe the beadle is awkward and shy, but 12yearold eliezer likes him anyway. He feels that humans are, in a sense, greater than god, stronger than god, to still pray to a god who allows such horrors. Elizer wiesel grew up in sighet, a small town in translyvania.
On the evening of rosh hashanah the jewish new year the jews in buna gather for a prayer. The word on the street is that you just want to stay away from the construction kommando or work group. Read a plot overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter summary and. Wiesels book is divided into nine unnumbered segments. About night chapter 1 night is elie wiesels memoir of being a child during wwii. In 1941, when he is twelve, the narrator, eliezer wiesel, wants to study the cabbala, but his. Find helpful summaries and analyses for every chapter in elie wiesels night. This is a chapterbychapter study guide to night by elie wiesel. The wiesel family consists of elies father, chlomo, a shopkeeper and wellrespected jewish community leader, elies mother, his two older sisters, hilda and bea, and youngest sister, tzipora. Elie wiesel describes moishe the beadle by using the simile that he was awkward as a clown pg.1202 1423 713 809 1476 432 716 485 1212 1066 241 1438 10 961 363 258 1392 789 205 564 39 1085 384 657 625 1050 274 211 370 620 56 1261 320 1182 1032 983 543 1247