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Night Chapter 5
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What literary device does Wiesel use to illustrate his disillusionment with God?
He uses a series of rhetorical questions.
Wiesel's description of himself as "ashes" is an example of which figure of speech? What
does the term suggest?
It is a metaphor and he compares himself to the weightless and insignificance of ashes.
During Yom Kippur, what did the prisoners debate?
They debate whether to fast or not.
What "gift" did the Germans have for the prisoners for the New Year?
The "gift" for the prisoners was a new selection.
The head of Eli's block gave some words of advice to the prisoners to improve their
chances and avoid being selected. What did he say?
He said for them to move their limbs, give themselves color, run quickly, don't be afraid, and look healthy.
When Eli's number was not written down for selection what joke did his friend make?
The joke was "You ran too fast for them to even read your number".
Several days later though, some of the prisoners were told that they were not to report
to work but would instead stay in camp. Who were these prisoners?
These were the 10 people chosen by Dr. Mengele for selection his father was one of these people the block leader locked himself in his room.
What was to become of these men?
They would go through a second selection.
What did Eli's father give to Eli, and what did Eli ironically call it?
He gave him a spoon and knife he called it his inheritance.
What happened to Elie's father?
He was still alive he proved his worthiness during the second selection process and is still alive.
Why was Akiba Drumer chosen for selection according to Eli?
He lost his faith, will to live, and had already begun to die.
What did Akiba Drumer ask of his fellow prisoners?
In accordance to jewish custom, to say kaddish for him in three days when he was gone.
Why do you suppose they never honored the request?
I think because one more death is hard to remember.
When winter came to the camp, what happened to Eli?
His right foot swelled from the cold and he could no longer stand on it, he went to the doctor to have it examined.
What was the doctor's diagnosis?
They would need to operate,if not, the entire foot/leg would need to be completely amputated.
Was the operation successful?
Yes, there was a sac of puss and the doctor had to remove it and Elie will be able to walk in two weeks.
Two days after Eli's operation, what rumor began circulating around the camp?
The red army was quickly racing to Buna and they would soon be liberate.
Why was this good news for the prisoners?
It's because they would be freed by the Russian army.
The prisoners had heard similar rumors in the past. Why were they particularly hopeful
It's because they heard gunshots/cannons in the night.
Why did Eli's hospital neighbor refuse to be fooled?
He thought that all of the jews would be killed before they were freed; he had more faith in hitler because he actually kept all of his promises.
What bad news did the prisoners receive that day?
The camps would be dissolved into Germany block by block every day.
What choice did Eli and his father have to make that day? What was their decision?
Whether or not to stay in the camp/infirmary or leave with the others and they choose to leave.
What became of those people who stayed behind in the hospital?
They were liberated by the russian army two days after the evacuation.
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