Wednesday, May 28, 2008

night essay- Madeleine

this is mine

Death

Night a book by Elie Wiesel about the Holocaust is about many different things. Death is everywhere in this book and event, but I have chosen to write about three occurrences, the hanging of 4 people, the death of children and babies, and the death march. While some seem so obvious and not too horrible, the impact of all of this on Elie is important, and these occurrences make the Holocaust sound a little worse than just 6 million Jews dead.

“‘In the name of Himmler… prisoner Number… stole during the alert… According to the law… paragraph… prisoner Number… is condemned to death. May this be a warning and an example to all prisoners.’” Many people died from being hanged, some fairly old and few really young. They were hanged for commiting a “crime”, and would be hanged in front of them all as an example.This example was to be a warning, a little reminder that they are “lucky” to be alive, to be served that food. “I remember that I found the soup excellent that evening.…” But sometimes, the hangings made them feel sick, all of them because it just didn’t seem justified. “I witnessed their hangings. I never saw a single one of them weep… Except once. The Oberkapo of the fifty-second cable… He had a young boy under him, a pipel as they were called- a child with a refined and beautiful face, unheard of in this camp…. The Dutchman’s little servant was loved by all. He had the face of a sad angel.”

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi maddie itz lauren, i like ur essay. i think that there may be one or two run on sentences in the 1st paragraph but u don't have 2 listen to me. itz good anyway!

Maddie said...

hey, u really like my account. thnx. humph....french finals... o well, mayb i'll just copy u. jkjk

lauren said...

study the verb avoir!!!!!!!!

Gina said...

This is for school, right? The one thing I would suggest you change right away (if you haven't handed it in already) is to change some of the sentences in the first paragraph so that you don't say things like "this essay will be about" or something like that. I know from experience that teachers hate when you tell them about what you're going to tell them. They would rather you came right out and said it. :D Also, not having read the book, I have no idea what the quote is talking about. You might want to add a transition of some sort to the second paragraph in order to explain to the audience what's going on. Good luck!

lauren said...

it seems like there are too many quotes.

lauren said...

get more too the point

lauren said...

put more you in it