Exposition “Night”

In the exposition of a story we learn important information about characters and setting which are relevant to the text. Sometimes it is difficult for an audience to visualize the time and place where events occur; therefore to get a better understanding you will blog about the time and place that events thus far have taken place, then you will research the setting online adding links to your post to photos and other information pertaining to the authors remembrance.

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13 Responses to Exposition “Night”

  1. mj15 says:

    Night starts off with someone telling the readers about Moishe the beadle. Moishe was physically as awkward as a clown and spoke little, because he rather sang. The narrator met him in 1941, in Transylvania where the speaker spent most of her childhood.
    The narrator tells us that some infants at the concentration camps were tossed into the air and used as target practice for machine guns. The narrator begins to tell us about how the laws of Jews began to take effect and favor everybody who wasn’t a Jew. Some of the laws called for the Jews to not leave their homes and not being able to own jewelry.

  2. adorkablegleek says:

    The exposition “Night” starts out with Elie Wiesel’s story in 1944, by speaking about a guy named Moishe, he was friends with the main character Elie Wiesel. Moishe was trying to warn everyone that horrible things were happening, but no one would listen. He was captured by the Hungarian police, but he escaped, and when he tried to warn everyone they just thought he was crazy. Then all of the other Jews that Moishe tried to warn were captured too, and they were terrified. The main thing going on in Elie’s head was not to get separated from his family. The Jewish people were thrown in a place, and they thought that they were safe until Elie’s father was taken to go meet with the officers. He said that they would start removing people from their homes, which they were already settled in. So, the Hungarian police ,ade the Jews walk in the hot sun, and they were brought to the Ghetto. They were settled in their until they were finally taken to the concentration camp Aushwitz. From their Elie and his father were separated from his mother and his sister, Tzipora. They went to the left, and Elie and his father went to the right. They were going to Crematorium! That’s the place where they burn Jewish people alive. They were waiting to go in, and they were saying their prayers. This story makes me feel awful because it is terribly sad. http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Crematorium&hl=en&safe=active&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=UJIorBsBm-j51M:&imgrefurl=http://www.uiowa.edu/policult/politicalphotos/holocaust3.html&docid=MAwv0vx4ohJAtM&w=1208&h=851&ei=HMOBTr3ECePl0QHf68mQAQ&zoom=1&biw=1440&bih=719&iact=rc&dur=187&page=1&tbnh=150&tbnw=199&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0&tx=23&ty=82

  3. brightshadow says:

    The book begins in Sighet,Transylvania a small town in Romania, according to the author there is a building for study and a synagogue,the author also leads me to believe the whole town is Jewish or mostly.The people of the town are then forced to into making the town a ghetto, which is a a densely populated slum area of a city inhabited by a socially and economically deprived minority.The main characters family is then sent to a smaller ghetto, then Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration camp. A place where Jewish people were put under harsh conditions such as, only eating 1700 calories a day even if you were someone being put to hard labor,labor for at least 11 hours a day,and separation from your family, and the barracks were overcrowded and full of diseases.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2007/sep/22/saturday.shortbreaks

    http://www.documentingreality.com/forum/attachments/f181/42177d1238552637-wwii-holocaust-jewish-ghettos-german-police-ss-oversee-deportation-jews-zawiercie.jpg

    http://www.google.com/imgres?q=concentration+camp&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=in2&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1024&bih=578&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=zuSS6Iqc-Z8uDM:&imgrefurl=http://www.qualityinformationpublishers.com/nazi-concentration-camp-pictures/&docid=vc-c-muhtPf_YM&w=600&h=485&ei=CV2CTqnLE4XZ0QHbya2xAQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=298&page=1&tbnh=161&tbnw=190&start=0&ndsp=8&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0&tx=113&ty=79

  4. nessaboo17 says:

    The exposition of the story we learned important information about characters and setting was that the character Elie Wiesel told us that he was in the concentration camp Auschwitz were he spent his time in crowed bunk beds filled with other captive Jews and other Jewish boys and men. In the first chapter Elie talks about the Nazis came from door to door to gather the Jews and bring them into the ghettos before Auschwitz ivarfjeld.wordpress.com

  5. marcopolo9 says:

    Dear Readers,
    In the story night by Elie Wiesel, the Jewish people of Sighet, Transylvania were transported to concentration camps. The most infamous one was Auschwitz. The German army raided the town of Sighet in search of Jewish people; they destroyed many Jewish stores (http://library.thinkquest.org/12307/media/86838.jpg) and took all pieces of jewelry from the Jewish people as well. After the Jewish people were rounded up and passed roll call they were transported to ghettos (http://s3.amazonaws.com/files.posterous.com/streetart/cnWyAqh9Bkwer7w4tUK4G0BGWo8T0WW79ovmm5nmqAGEYV2QfsHcg9M30mXX/ghetto.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJFZAE65UYRT34AOQ) which were not in very good condition. A week after being placed in ghettos the German army began transporting many of the Jewish people into concentration camps. The German army did not care about how many people were placed in a cabin on the train so many people were placed on top of each other as shown in: http://image.aish.com/holocaust/he05n21b.jpg. Unfortunately in the story Elie was separated from his mother and sister when they arrived at the camps, but this occurred to many other families during the Holocaust. The German armies, in my eyes are very cruel people, when the Jewish people arrived at the concentration camps they put the babies in one spot and they were burned to death. What people in their right minds would every hurt let alone burn a baby. Like you (generally speaking) have no right to hurt a baby at all there is also no reason to as well, it upsets me all the time when I hear something on the news about a baby dying because it makes me think about what a life the baby could have lived.
    Imagine sitting in a concentration camp and smelling the thick waves of burning flesh and you look up and you see clouds of smoke coming from a chimney and you see the young children, the men, and women who were turned into ash……you can’t well Elie went through it and I can only imagine how tragic, terrifying, and scaring that can be, because I believe that if a person today went through what the Jewish people went through then that person would definitely go insane.

    Thanks for reading 

  6. ebonycasablanca says:

    Sometimes it is difficult for an audience to visualize the time and place where events occur. In the exposition of a story we learn important information about characters and setting which are relevant to the text. For example, in the book night so far in the spring of 1944, the German army was being defeated and it occurred to the Jewish community that Hitler wanted to exterminate Jews. Before that Moshie the Beadle would describe horrific tales about infants who were thrown up in the air and shot with machine guns and people that dug their own graves then were shot dead and lied in them. The author then proceeds to tell his story about how the Jewish communities were living in terror as anti-Semitic acts were taking place all over the place against them. They were forced out their homes and forced to live in ghettos. They were also stripped of all their valuable possessions and were sent off to labor camps in Auschwitz.
    This a link of a picture of a German army invading:
    http://amhist.ist.unomaha.edu/module_files/German%20Army.jpg
    This is a link of a picture of children sitting in the ghetto during the holocaust:
    http://www.hdec.org/images/ghettos.jpg
    This is a link of a picture of mass shooting that occurred:
    http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/mass-shooting.jpg

  7. tico says:

    In the novel by Elie Wiesel, during world war ll, in 1941 was the year the holocaust started for Jews, when Elie and his family were sending to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where they are going to loose their life. when they got to the camp they saw a big flames, which mean that where the German killed the Jews people. Elie got scared because he feel like he going to loose his family in a bad condition. if that was me i would be feeling the same way he does. If you never read this book I suggest you to read it because it is a good book and if you didn’t know any about Holocaust you would know when you read that book.the setting of this book is a small town in Hungary.

  8. melysa21 says:

    In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel , towards the end of 1942 Moshe , a friend of elie’s is taken to Galicia, another camp and the people who left with him were soon forgotten and then months passed.Moshe then escaped to tell everyone about what happened to him, and people thought that they were going to be fine so they didn’t believe him, then the next day the hungarian police were there to send the people to the ghettos then to the camps.In 1944 Elie and his family were sent out of their home in Sighet, Transylvania to the Auschwitz concentration camp where Elie and his father were separated from his mother and other sisters.
    info from:http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/night/facts.html

  9. risingmercury23 says:

    In the story Night by Elie Wiesel events are framed in a timely order and are an essential part to any story. From the beginning to the middle of the story we find Moishe the Beadle in many situations that blow his mind. Especially when he was kidnapped by hungarian police and forced into a ghetto. There he witnessed Innocent men and women beaten by officers and young children suffering from withdrawal of water. Moishe escaped from captivity but when he got to his family they just would not believe him. But the crazy part was when they figured out that Moishe was right all along which made them feel regret. Sleep was a struggle and strength is key to survival in the camps now because of the hard labor forced upon them. In the camp they also met an inmate that asked ages and gave people an age that he wanted that special person to have which was an event that caused Moishe to process a fear in his head.

  10. cabbagepatch says:

    Night starts off in 1941 in the town of Sighet. The main character, Elie Wiesel, was almost thirteen. Then toward the end of 1942, Moishe the Beadle had escaped from the German soldiers and returned to Sighet. During the year 1943 everything seemed normal, Elie focused on his studies while his father was working on his business and helped take care of the community. In the spring of 1944 there was word that the Germans would soon be defeated. Later on in the year German soldiers went to Sighet were some of them lived in houses and the hosts found them to be quite polite. After a while the moods of the soldiers started to change and the Jewish were being forced out of their homes and being taken to an unknown destination.

    http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=103425 (map of Transylvania from 1941)
    http://enloehs.wcpss.net/projects/west42002/wiesel3/birthplace.html (Sighet, Transylvania)

  11. lingerie95 says:

    Sighet,Transylvania. Spring 1944, on the seventh day of the eight days of passover, Germans arrested the leaders of the Jewish community. Then Jews were prohibited from leaving their residences for three days, under the penalty of death. In that same day, the Hungarian police had burst into every Jewish home in town. They had been forbidden to own any gold, wear jewelry,or any valuables. Everything had to be handed over to authorities or suffer the penalty of death. Three days after, every Jew had to wear a yellow star. Ghettos soon started to form in Sighet. Before Shavuot, the ghetto was to be liquidated entirely. Only the president of the Jewish Council knew where they were going, but couldn’t tell them because the Gestapo had threatened to shoot him if he talked. Sighet ghetto picture http://www.google.com/imgres?q=sighet+ghetto+holocaust&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=-q6OcSBwWQEMrM:&imgrefurl=http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php%3FModuleId%3D10005458&docid=0sB5IGKePGz0EM&w=320&h=231&ei=W56CTtjHC8XYgQfZxq0v&zoom=1&biw=800&bih=424&iact=rc&dur=171&page=1&tbnh=116&tbnw=148&start=0&ndsp=9&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0&tx=107&ty=96

    Article http://www.google.com/imgres?q=sighet+ghetto+holocaust&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=-q6OcSBwWQEMrM:&imgrefurl=http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php%3FModuleId%3D10005458&docid=0sB5IGKePGz0EM&w=320&h=231&ei=W56CTtjHC8XYgQfZxq0v&zoom=1&biw=800&bih=424&iact=rc&dur=171&page=1&tbnh=116&tbnw=148&start=0&ndsp=9&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0&tx=107&ty=96

  12. doctorfury94 says:

    1944 germany the war was almost over but not for the prisoners of these death camps for them death would probably be a better option than live there..but for many the thought of family kept them going agansed all odds

  13. 10952j says:

    The story Night takes place starting off in Siget Transylvania. Elie was fifteen years old in 1944 when him, his family, and every jewish person he knew and grew up with were taken from their homes, and had their lives torn completly apart. The first of the 5 concentration camps Elie was subjected to was Auschwitz, also known as Buna or Monowitz. they spent 4 nights on a crowded train. Among them was a women Elie had seen before back home. Her name was Mrs. Schachter and the entire trip to the camp she was screaming about a fire. When they arrived, they saw the fire, saw and smelt the smoke. Then he was sent to Buna, where conditions were worse, with little to eat and sleeping conditions were horrible. A year later him and his farther were sent to Buchenwald in January, where they were forced to run in the middle of winter for miles and miles, and if someone couldnt make it they would be shot on the spot.

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=pictures+of+aushwitz&view=detail&id=E672017B3AEBA90C13D370659080A3A4D8554A5B&first=0&qpvt=pictures+of+aushwitz&FORM=IDFRIR

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=pictures+of+aushwitz&view=detail&id=F3C189D7F245B9F82D00BE4A86C9CE1CC0CEBD50&first=31&FORM=IDFRIR

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=pictures+of+bushenwald&view=detail&id=68D76E820AAB163FAB143FA86F5E7FAB91949FB7&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR

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