Summary Of ' Night ' By Elie Wiesel Essay

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Essay Plan



Night, by Elie Wiesel is a better book for teaching grade 10 class about the Holocaust than MAUS by Art Spiegelman because of the uses of timelines, details, and emotional connections.

Directional Statement:

Night uses one timeline making it easier to understand and clearer. MAUS, on the other hand switches timelines between past and the present making it harder to understand and confusing. MAUS uses pictures to show detail, however, Night uses imagery to show a greater degree of detail that MAUS fails to capture. Finally, Night uses its greater detail to show the horrors of the Holocaust to create more emotional scenes that allow for emotional connections, whereas, Maus does not.

First Body Paragraph (Timeline)

Topic Sentence/Point:

MAUS, follows two distinct timelines; it follows the story of a younger Vladek’s Holocaust survival and the story of an older Vladek’s relationship with his son. Night only follows the story of a younger Elie’s Holocaust story which makes it easier to understand for grade 10 students allowing them to focus on the events featured in the plot.


MAUS often changes timelines, sometimes without much explanation, the following image is a good example of this:
(Spiegelman 127)

Significance/Analysis (Relate your evidence to your point. How does this prove your thesis?)

When MAUS changes timelines like in the example above, it makes the story harder to follow and can distract the reader from the…

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