Hoose any of the 2 options. Essay is based on the novel Night by Elie Wiesel.

Select One Topic

(Option 1)

Eliezer expresses sympathy for Job, the biblical figure who experienced horrendous loss and illness as Satan and God engaged in a debate over Job s faithfulness. After watching the lynching and slow death of a young boy, Eliezer tells himself that God is hanging from the gallows as well. In his Nobel lecture, Wiesel describes the Holocaust as  a universe where God, betrayed by His creatures, covered His face in order not to see.

Write a 500 word essay explaining how Wiesel s understanding of God changes throughout the book.

(Option 2)

Write a 500 word essay explaining how the people Elie interacts with strengthen or diminish his hope and desire to live. Be specific in your essay as you talk about his relationship with his father, Juliek (the violin player), the French girl, Rabbi Eliahou and his son, the Nazis, or others.

Grading Criteria: In addition to being written at college level, your essay must meet the following criteria. You must
” Include an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
” Use specific supporting details from the novel.
” Use at least three quotes from the novel
” Cite by author and page number in parenthesis following each quote. Example (Wiesel 32)
” If you use additional sources, cite according to MLA rules.
” Include a works cited entry for the novel and any additional sources you use.