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Journal #1: Authors Purpose
“‘Men to the left! Women to the right!’ Eight words spoken quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight simple short words. Yet that was the moment when I left me mother. There was no time to think, and I already felt my father’s hand press against mine: we were alone. In a fraction of a second I could see my mother, my sisters moving to the right (29).” I find that this is Wiesel’s purpose for writing Night because this quote starts his journey in the Holocaust. This is the selection process in which Wiesel and his father are separated from their family; his mother and his sisters. It’s the last time that they would ever see each other. Another reason this describes the purpose is because the Nazi soldiers that are separating the males from the females have no emotion at all. They sound like they don’t care about splitting up families that 9 times out of 10, will not see each other again. The only thing that happens from there on is suffering and hunger. The only food that they get fed is bread and water and sometimes some kind of soup stuff. Wiesel describes it in Night as "…. They brought us bread- the usual ration. We threw ouselves upon it. Someone had the idea of appeasing his thirst by eating the snow. As we were not allowed to bend down, everyone took out his spoon and ate the accumulated snow off his neighbor 's back. A mouthful of bread and a spoonful of snow. The SS who were watching laughed at the spectacle (92)."

Journal #2: Conflict
There were many types of conflict in Night. Person vs. Person, Person vs. Nature, and Person vs. Self. Person vs. Person shows when Wiesel’s father asked a guard “Excuse me, could you tell me where the lavatories are?”, and the guard hit him with the butt of his gun. I could only imagine how Wiesel felt when he saw the butt of the gun crack down on his father. It probably took everything he had to restrain himself.
Person vs. Nature is when Wiesel and his father were running nonstop



Cited: Wiesel, Elie. Night. New York, N.Y.: Avon Books, 1958

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