Night Chapter Naming
By: Mahita Maddukuri and Bhoomika Kumar
Chapter One- Fallacy
"The Ghetto was ruled by neither German nor Jew; it was ruled by delusion." (Wiesel 12)
The title of this chapter refers to the fact that in the beginning of the book, everyone was very optimistic. They had a misconception that the soldiers were nice people and a delusion that they would be unharmed. This fallacy proved to be wrong later on, and the Jews were treated in the extreme opposite ways of which they thought they would be treated. This connects to the quote, because everyone in the Ghetto was deluded and in denial. They refused to acknowledge what was about to happen, even though many of them probably could foresee it. Several still thought their life would be normal, which ended up being a huge fallacy.
Chapter Two- The Prophecy
"Jews, look! Look at the fire! Look at the flames!' And as the train stopped, this time we saw flames rising from a tall chimney into a black sky." (Wiesel 28)
Chapter Three- A Lifetime Lost in a Moment
"And I walked on with my father, with the men. I didn't know that this was the moment in time and the place where I was leaving my mother and Tzipora forever." (Wiesel 29)
Chapter Four- Darkening
"For God's sake, where is God?' And from within me, I heard a voice answer: 'Where He is? This is where-hanging here from this gallows...'" (Wiesel 65)
Chapter 5- New Faith
"I have more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He alone has kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people." (Wiesel 81)
Chapter 6- Cold
"On the road, it snowed and snowed, it snowed endlessly.[....] My wounded foot no longer hurt, probably frozen." (Wiesel 92)
The title of this chapter has several meanings. It represents the coldness of Rabbi Eliahu's son's heart when he abandoned his father during their journey. It represents the cold-heartedness of the German soldiers that allowed them to treat the Jews so harshly and force them to run in the cold. It also represents the weather in general, since the Jews spent all day running outdoors in the freezing snow. This third meaning is what the quote is referring to, since it talks about the snow and how cold Elie was.