Night essay prompt

Night essay prompts - due Friday



You will write a well-crafted essay to address one of the following prompts. Include a strong thesis, and topic sentences for each supporting paragraph. Use specific details from the book. 



1) One of the most tragic themes in Night is Eliezer's discovery of the way that atrocities and cruel treatment can make decent people into brutes.  Does Elie himself escape this fate? Use specific events to convey your opinion.



2) Dehumanization is the process by which the Nazis reduced the Jews to little more than "things" which were a nuisance to them.  Discuss how dehumanization occurred in Night (you can include events occurred that dehumanized Eliezer, his father, or his fellow Jews) and how this helped Hitler achieve his ends.