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Night Essay Prompts

a. Answer both essay prompts as we approach the end of the book.

b. 12 point font. Times New Roman. Double-spaced. 2-3 pages in length.

c. This is a multi-paragraph essay.

d. You must include multiple quotations and specific references from Night for each body paragraph.

e. You must follow the conventions of an analytical paragraph for each body paragraph. See the rubric for more information.

1. Describe and analyze Elie Wiesel's changing view of God throughout the memoir and how it affected his identity. Explain THREE specific examples of this transformation from Elie’s experience beginning in Sighet to his liberation at Buchenwald.

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2. Dehumanization is the process by which the Nazis gradually reduced the Jews to little more than "things" which were a nuisance to them. Explain at least THREE specific examples of events which dehumanized Eliezer, his father, or his fellow Jews. Then, analyze how each event changed Elie’s attitude, outlook, and identity.

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3. The decisions people make often have a significant impact on their lives. Think of the decisions Elie Wiesel was forced to make in Night. Discuss at least THREE decisions Elie made and analyze how those decisions positively or negatively impacted his life and affected his identity and innocence.



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Wiesel’s Identity

On each line write one thing that influenced Elie Wiesel’s identity. In the space at the end of the line, write how it influenced his identity.




  • People

  • Places

  • Rituals

  • Experiences

  • Encounters

  • Decisions

  • Reactions

  • Relationships

  • Emotions

  • Behavior
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