NIGHT page 56-65

The boy's death, causing Eliezier to lose faith

WHY DID THE BOY'S DEATH HAVE SUCH AN IMPACT ON THE JEWS AT BIRKENAU?

The other boys that were pipels were cruel, but he was different. The boy was kind and all the jews loved him. His death was heartbreaking to the Jews because it was one less person that had their back in a way. Also, he represented hope and goodness, so when he died, everyone felt hopeless and betrayed by God.

CHARACTERIZATION

Eliezer changes from slightly hopeful and numb to pestimistic and emotional. He mentions how his faith is carrying him through the situation throughout the story. He also lacks compassion for the deaths at the camp because they're so common. The climax in this chapter is when the well-liked young boy dies. Eliezer begins to lose the hope that he got from God and started to feel bad for not appreciating the little things (ex. the soup.)

HEATHER STEWART