Quotes from Chapter 7

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By: Zack Saneto, Thu Phan, Carina
Shan, Jessica Bressler, Nima Naimi
Quote #1 From Chapter 1
Background: Religious, Elie was very into
religion before he got sent to the
concentration camp.
Quote #1 from Chapter 1
“ I continued to devote myself to my
studies, by day, the Talmud, at night, the
Cabbala.”
“ Why did I pray? Why did I live? Why
did I breathe?”
Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 1
• Looking to God to show him the way of
life.
• Quizzical
• Hopes to God to find answers.
Thematic Element
• Struggle to maintain faith
Quote #2 from Chapter 1
Background
The Germans came into Elie’s village.
People are unaware of problems they
cause.
Quote #2 from Chapter 1
“ Our first impressions of the Germans
were reassuring.”
Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 1
• Cluelessness
• Unawareness
Thematic Element
• Man’s Inhumanity to Man
Quote #3 from Chapter 1
Background
The Nazis had started to ship off Jews.
Quote #3 from Chapter 1
“ The race toward death had begun.”
Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 1
• Loss of faith
• Aware of death’s presence
Thematic Element
• Struggle to maintain faith
Quote #1 from Chapter 2
Background
Elie and his family are getting sent off.
Quote #1 from Chapter 2
“Naturally, we refused to be separated.”
Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 2
• Child-like
• Not ready to be left
Thematic Element
• Father-son bond
Quote #2 from Chapter 2
Background
All the Jews in cattle cars being moved.
Quote #2 from Chapter 2
“No one prayed, so that the night would
pass quickly.”
Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 2
• Sad feeling
• Loss of faith
• Afraid
Thematic Element
• Struggle with faith
Quote #3 from Chapter 2
Background
All the Jews had arrived at the
concentration camp.
Quote #3 from Chapter 2
“We were on our own.”
Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 2
• Loss of faith in man’s humanity to man
• Anger
• Despair
Thematic Element
• Man’s Inhumanity to Man
Quote #1 from Chapter 3
Background
• Didn’t believe
Moshe the Beadle
Quote #1 from Chapter 3
Background
• Beating up Madame
Schachter
Quote #1 from Chapter 3
“ I pinched my face. Was I still alive?
Was I awake? I could not believe it. How
could it be possible for them to burn
people, children, and for the world to
keep silent?” (pg. 30)
Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 3
• Realization
• Disbelief
Thematic Element
•Man’s Inhumanity
to Man
Quote #2 from Chapter 3
Background
• Study Talmud
• Religious
• Studies of the
Cabbala
Quote #2 from Chapter 3
“I too had become a completely
different person. The student of the
Talmud, the child that I was, had been
consumed in the flames. There remained
only a shape that looked like me. A dark
flame entered into my soul and devoured
it.” (pg. 34)
Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 3
•
•
•
•
Changed
Darkness
Sins
Dark Flame = “Loss of Faith”
Thematic Element
• Struggle to Maintain Faith
Quote #3 from Chapter 3
Background
•Father: beaten
•Cared/love for his father
Quote #3 from Chapter 3
“What had happened to me? My father
had just been struck, before my eyes, and
I had not flickered an eyelid…Yesterday,
I should have sank my nails into the
criminal’s flesh.” (pg.37)
Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 3
• Bystander
• Defenseless
• Selfish
Thematic Element
• Father-Son Bond
Quote #1 From Chapter 4
Background
•
Religious
Quote #1 from Chapter 4
“ I now took little interest in anything
except my daily plate of soup and my
crust…I was a body. Perhaps less than
that even: a starved stomach.” (pg. )
Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 4
• Hungry
• Soulless
• No longer pray
Thematic Element
• Struggle to
Maintain Faith
• Man’s Inhumanity
to Man
Quote #2 from Chapter 4
Background
• Franek wanted Eliezer’s gold tooth
• Didn’t care about his father
Quote #2 from Chapter 4
“But alas, Franek knew where to touch
me; he knew my weak point. My
father…We had to give in.” (pg. 53)
Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 4
• Love for his father
• Caring son
Thematic Element
• Father-Son Bond
Quote #3 from Chapter 4
Background
• Religious
• “Why do I pray? Why do I breath”
• Questioned God
• Young pipel was hanged
Quote #3 from Chapter 4
“Where is He? Here He is - He is hanging
here on this gallows…”- (pg. 62)
Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 4
• Loss of Faith
• Hopelessness
• “God is Dead”
Thematic Element
• Man’s Inhumanity
Against Man
• Struggle to
Maintain Faith
Quote #1 from Chapter 5
“’Don’t talk like that, Father.’ (I felt like
I would break into sobs.) ‘I don’t want
you to say that.’”
(pg. 71)
Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 5
• Fear
• Worried
• Hopeless
Thematic Element
• Father-Son Bond
Quote #2 from Chapter 5
“I ran off to look for my father. And at
the same time I was afraid of having to
wish him a Happy New Year when I no
longer believed in it.”
(pg. 65)
Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 5
• Loss of belief – “Happy New Year”
• No longer believed that the new year would
be “happy” or something to look forward to.
• Care for father
• Hopeless
Thematic Elements
UNHappy New Year!
• Father-Son Bond and Struggle to
Maintain Faith
Quote #3 from Chapter 5
Background
• Belief that God will be there for him
• Studied Talmud
• Religious
Quote #3 from Chapter 5
“Where is God? How
can I believe, how
could anyone believe, in
this merciful God?”
(pg. 73)
Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 5
• Fear
• Confused
• Lost
• Loss of faith
Thematic Element
• Struggle to Maintain
Faith
Quote #1 from Chapter 6
“My God, Lord of the Universe, give me the
strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahou’s
son has done.”
(pg. 87)
Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 6
• Love
• Care for his father
• Doesn’t want to ever lose his father
Thematic Element
• Father-Son Bond
Quote #2 from Chapter 6
“The idea of dying, of no longer being,
began to fascinate me.”
(pg. 82)
Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 6
• Depressed
• Suffering
Thematic Element
• Struggle to Maintain Faith
Quote #3 from Chapter 6
“God knows what I would not have given
for a few moments of sleep. But, deep
down, I felt that to sleep would mean to
die.”
(pg. 85)
Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 6
• Exhausted / Tired of working
• Doesn’t have any time alone
• Desperate to be distant from the
situation
Thematic Element
• Man’s Inhumanity to Man
Quote #1 from Chapter 7
Background
• Concentration camp experience
Quote #1 from Chapter 7
• “Here or elsewhere – what difference
did it make? I die today or tomorrow,
or later?” (pg. 93)
Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 7
• Hopelessness
• Depression
Thematic Element
• Man’s Inhumanity
Against Man
Quote #2 from Chapter 7
Background
• He’d been with his father during their
Holocaust experience
• Concentration camp experience
Quote #2 from Chapter 7
“Father! Father! Wake up. They’re trying
to throw you out of the carriage.”
(pg. 94)
Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 7
• Loyalty
• Caring Son
Thematic Element
• Father–Son Bond
Quote #3 from Chapter 7
Background
• Concentration camps made people
crazy
Quote #3 from Chapter 7
“On the Third Night of our Journey I
woke up suddenly and felt tow hands on
my throat, trying to strangle me.”
(pg. 96)
Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 7
• Treated like piece
of trash
Thematic Element
• Man’s Inhumanity
to Man
Quote #1 from Chapter 8
Background
• Rabbi Eliahou’s son abandons him
• Every man for himself in a concentration
camp
Quote #1 from Chapter 8
• “Don’t let me find him! If only I could
get rid of this dead weight, so that I
could use all my strength to struggle
for my own survival, and only worry
about myself” (pg. 101)
Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 8
• Disloyalty
• Deception
Thematic Element
• Man’s Inhumanity
against Man
Quote #2 from Chapter 8
Background
• Elie forgot about his dad for several
hours
• Elie’s mind in battle between
abandoning his dad and not abandoning
his dad
Quote #2 from Chapter 8
“Father! I’ve been looking for you for you
for so long…Where were you? Did you
sleep? How are you feeling?” (pg. 101)
Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 8
• Being concerned
• Loyalty
Thematic Element
• Father–Son Bond
Quote #3 from Chapter 8
Background
• His father is very weak
• German cruelty
Quote #3 from Chapter 8
“The officer dealt him a violent blow on
the head with his truncheon. I did not
move. I was afraid. My body was afraid
of also receiving a blow.” (pg. 106)
Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 8
• Treated like
animals
• Fear
• Terror
Thematic Element
• Man’s Inhumanity
to Man
Quote #4 from Chapter 8
Background
• Elie’s dad died
• Concentration camp’s psychological
effects
Quote #4 from Chapter 8
“And, in the depths of my being, the
recesses of my weakened conscience,
could I have search it, I might perhaps
have found something – free at last.”
(pg. 106)
Analysis: Quote #4 from Chapter 8
• Guilt
• Sadness
Thematic Elements
• Man’s Inhumanity
to Man
Quote #1 from Chapter 9
“I spent my days in a state of total
idleness. And I had but one desire- to
eat. I no longer thought of my father or
of my mother.” (pg. 107)
Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 9
• Hunger
• Desperation
• Loss
Thematic Element
• Man’s Inhumanity to Man
Quote #2 from Chapter 9
“From the depths of the mirror, a corpse
gazed back at me.” (pg. 109)
Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 9
• Despair
• Depression
• Loss of faith
Thematic Element
• Struggle to Maintain Faith
Quote #3 from Chapter 9
“And I had but one desire - to eat. I no
longer thought of my father or mother.”
(pg. 107)
Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 8
• Hopelessness
• Despair
Thematic Element
• Father-Son Bond
Purpose
• Remind audience of
the Holocaust
• Never let history
repeat
• Better future
Purpose: Evidence
• Silent  Death
• Suffering/Torture
• Inhumanity of Man
Purpose
“It remains today a book we must read
and reread if we are to accept
responsibility for our past and to learn
from that past for the sake of our
future.” -Preface
Purpose
“Never shall I forget that smoke. Never
shall I forget the little faces of the
children whose bodies I saw turned into
wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue
sky.” (pg. 32)

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