Table of Contents
- 1 Why did Jews resist the truth even when it was in front of them?
- 2 Why was Moshe the Beadle important to Elie Wiesel?
- 3 What is a ghetto in night?
- 4 What happened to those who could not keep up?
- 5 How does Elie feel when his father dies?
- 6 Why did I pray What a strange question why did I live Why did I breathe?
- 7 What prayers were people saying?
- 8 What did Elie realize about Rabbi eliahou and his son?
- 9 How did Elie feel about the ghetto?
- 10 What was the small ghetto like in night?
- 11 What happened to prisoners who stopped running?
- 12 Why did Elie not see his father die?
- 13 Why can’t Elie allow himself to die?
- 14 What is Elie’s response to the question where is God now?
Why did Jews resist the truth even when it was in front of them?
Why did the citizens resist the truth, even when it was right in front of them? They were in denial; they could not believe that this was actually happening.
Why was Moshe the Beadle important to Elie Wiesel?
Why was Moshe the Beadle important to Elie Wiesel? Moshe became his cabbalist, or instructor in the mystical aspects of the Jewish faith. Summarize the story Moshe the Beadle told on his return from being deported. He said he returned to tell the Jews to prepare themselves before it was too late.
What is a ghetto in night?
A ghetto is an area of a city where minority members of the population gather together and live. In Elie Wiesel’s time, Jews were segregated in separate areas of cities. This forcible segregation of Jews was not new during World War II.
What happened to those who could not keep up?
At the end of the book, Elie is sadly relieved when his own father dies and says that he was “free at last.” In Chapter 6 of Night, those who could not keep up with the forced march were killed by the SS. The officers were given orders to shoot at those who slowed down or showed signs of weakness.
How does Elie feel when his father dies?
By the time Elie’s father dies, Elie is simply too emotionally exhausted to cry. He has stayed with his father during his a long train ride to Buchenwald, and through his father’s illness. He even feels a sense of relief, although he feels badly for being relieved.
Why did I pray What a strange question why did I live Why did I breathe?
When asked by Moishe the Beadle why he prays, Eliezer replies, “Why did I pray? What a strange question. Why did I live? Why did I breathe?” Observance and belief were unquestioned parts of his core sense of identity, so once his faith is irreparably shaken, he becomes a completely different person.
What prayers were people saying?
The prayer that the people were reciting was the Kaddish which is the prayer for the dead. It was unusual as people have never recited this prayer for themselves.
What did Elie realize about Rabbi eliahou and his son?
What did Elie realize about Rabbi Eliahou and his son? He realized that the son had been trying to lose his father as the men were running. At the same time, the Rabbi was looking for the son who had deserted him. Elie heard a voice that he recognized, Juliek, the muscician from Warsaw who’d played the violin at Buna.
How did Elie feel about the ghetto?
Elie Wiesel describes the ghetto as a narrow, cramped area encroached by barbed wire. People aren’t allowed to leave their homes for days on end….
What was the small ghetto like in night?
Although the ghetto is allowed to form a council for day-to-day government, their power is in name only. The Jews living in the ghettos believe that they are safe, and for a while they live in a small, self-contained environment, until the ghettos are closed and all the Jews rounded up and placed in cattle cars.
What happened to prisoners who stopped running?
In the blizzard and the darkness, the prisoners from Buna are evacuated. Anybody who stops running is shot by the SS. Zalman, a boy running alongside Eliezer, decides he can run no further. He stops and is trampled to death.
Why did Elie not see his father die?
His father wanted to give up and be left to die. Elie thought that it would be easier for himself if his father died, but was ashamed for thinking so of his own parent. You just studied 28 terms!
Why can’t Elie allow himself to die?
Elie couldn’t allow himself to die because he could not bear to leave his father alone in this Hell. For Wiesel and his father, they stuck together until the bitter end. Their presence motivated one another to fight on and survive.
What is Elie’s response to the question where is God now?
When the prisoner asks “where is God now” how does Elie respond? Elie responds that “God is hanging here from this gallows”.