Jasmine Cabral Night – Finding Examples to Support Themes

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Name: Jasmine Cabral

Night – Finding Examples to Support Themes
In order to prepare for our first formal essay, in this assignment you will practice finding examples and pulling quotations from the text that show a particular theme.

This project is due on Tuesday, December 4 and is worth 25-points.



Loss of Faith

Relationships Between Fathers and Sons

  • Example 1: Elie experiences kindness when the young French girl comforts him after he has been severely beaten by Idek.

  • Quote 1: “I felt a cool hand wiping the blood from my forehead. It was the French girl. She was smiling her mournful smile as she slipped me a crust of bread” (Wiesel 53).

  • Example 1: He beat me up Elie because he was venting his fury and Elie was crossing his way. After he beat up Elie, he sent him back to work as if he didn’t just brutally beat him to death

  • Quote 1: “He threw himself on me like a wild beast, beating me in the chest, on my head, throwing me to the ground and picking me up again, crushing me with ever more violent blow until…” (Wiesel 53).

  • Example 1: Elie doesn’t believe in god, he lost his hope on believing god. He thinks god has given up on him because he thinks there’s no chance of hope in the concentration camps.

  • Quote 1: “He recited entire pages from the Talmud, arguing with himself, asking and answering himself endless questions. One day, he said to me: its over. God is no longer with us” (Wiesel 76).

  • Example 1: Elie’s father had no emotional in the beginning of the book Elie says his dad is very cultural and basically doesn’t have time for anything.

  • Quote 1: “My father was a cultured man, rather unsentimental. He rarely displayed his feelings, not even within his family, and was more involved with the welfare of others with that of his own kin” (Wiesel 4).

  • Example 2: The French girl risked her life for him and she is helping him after getting beaten by idek, She was kind enough to clean him up and feed him. She spoke perfect German to Elie.

  • Quote 2: “I felt a cool hand wiping the blood from my forehead. She was smiling her mournful smile as she slipped me a crust of bread…” (Wiesel 53).

  • Example 2: Elie witnessed little children even babies being sent to the crematorium, some were dead and some were alive. How could people just had loads of trucks to kill children because of their race, that’s cruelty.

  • Quote 2: “A truck drew close and unloaded its hold: small children. Babies! Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes . . . children thrown into the flames” (Wiesel 32).

  • Example 2: Elie and the other prisoners were forced to watch young pipel get hanged. Pipel was an only child and that hurt Elie to such an atrocity.

  • Quote 2: "Why, but why should I bless Him? In every fiber, I rebelled. Because He had had thousands of children burned in his pits? Because He kept six crematories working night and day, on Sundays and feast days? Because on His great might…” (Weisel 64).

  • Example 2: Elie is looking out for his father so the SS officers don’t take his dying father away and be with the corpses or maybe to the crematorium. Elie knows his father is tried but doesn’t want him to rest at this specific area but at the rooms.

  • Quote 2: “Father I said, you cannot say here. I pointed to the corpses around him; they too had wanted to rest here. I se my son. I do see them. Let them sleep. They haven’t closed and eye for so long (Wiesel 105).

  • Example 3: Elie’s father is giving Elie protection because he knew it was maybe his time to go soon. The knife was Elie’s father protection from other people who tried to eat him. The spoon maybe was for eating or to dig his way out of the camps if his dad wasn’t there with him.

  • Quote 3: “Here, take this knife, he said I won’t need it anymore. You may find it useful. Also take this spoon. Don’t sell it. Quickly! Go ahead, take what I’m giving you!” (Wiesel 75).

  • Example 3: His father got beaten for not putting fort effort in working. As the days and months go by people start to age and get lazy and loose strengths. Elie’s father was at that stage and he couldn’t put effort in working strong.

  • Quote 3: “You old loafer! He starting yelling. Is this what you call working? And he began beating him with an iron bar” (Wiesel 54).

  • Example 3: Elie lost faith in his self because he couldn’t save his father from dying. He thought he could do it but he failed. He woke up the next morning to see that his father wasn’t in the bunk below him and someone else was.

  • Quote 3: "It's too late to save your old father, I said to myself..."(Weisel 105).

  • Example 3: Elie is protecting his father from getting taken by the gravediggers because they tried to take him. Elie’s father is very ill so they thought he was dead because he wouldn’t wake up. Elie wants his dad alive as long as possible so they could end together.

  • Quote 3: “Father! Father! Wake up. They’re going to throw you outside . . . His body remained inert. The two gravediggers had grabbed me by the neck: leave him alone. Can’t you see he’s dead? No! I yelled. He’s not dead! Not yet!”(Wiesel 99).

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