Friday, May 23, 2014

Blog Question Homework - Connecting to Elie's Experience (DUE FRIDAY, MAY 30)


Please answer the following question in complete sentences using text-based details from Night to support your analysis.  Be sure to write your name with your post to get credit.  All blog questions MUST be answered by Friday, May 30th, 2014 at midnight.


Question - Think about what Elie is experiencing during the section of the book we are reading this week in ELA class.  How would you feel if you were in his position?  What actions does he take that you agree with?  Which things might you have done differently?  What do you think is likely to happen next? Justify your answers with text-based details and clear elaboration.


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65 comments:

Anonymous said...

elie is mad about god not being there for he and has family. ibrahim aden

Anonymous said...

If I was in Elie's position i would feel scared. I would feel scared because you never know when you have to go to a selection. The actions that he takes that I agree with is Elie hiding his left arm so the doctors wont see his number. Things i would've done differently is running because he had already hid his number. The next thing thats likely to happen is Elie's dad will be taken to the crematorium.
-Ivory B.

Anonymous said...

If I was Elie I would feel miserable . I'd feel like my self pride has been tooken away my dignity. I might have killed myself to end the heinous tragedy. Next I think the dad will die. I think this because he is old he might be gased. Kerin Berry...............

Anonymous said...

If i was Ellie then i would feel really horrible because there wouldnt be enough food to eat and i would never know when they might select me for the selection.And the action the action that Ellie takes that i agree with would be ruuning.And one thing that i would have done differently if i was Ellie is accusing the God.And i think Ellie father would get selected for the selection since he is really old and cannot really work hard.
-ambika karki

Anonymous said...

If i was in this position i would feel very scared because you dont know if your going to get beaten or killed.The actions that Elie made that i would agree with is the fact that he started running to make himself look healthy.I would have change the the way of how he wasnt eating at one point because he was tired of the soup and bread. I would have ate it because you dont know if theyre not going to feed you on the next day. I think that elies father is going to die because of his health or that the guards killed him purposely.- Trevonne Davis

Anonymous said...

If I was Elie I would've been scared,because of all he went through and seeing people thrown in flames knowing that can happen to you.I agree with Elie hiding his arm where the number was on because he did not go on the list. I think Elie and his father should try too runaway now since their both not on the list.The next thing to likely happen is the dad probably will die bacause he is getting old.

Rahmo S. Abdullahi

Anonymous said...

If i were in Elie postition,at first i wouldve felt scared then after the selection i wouldve felt nervous but ready to see my results. Some actions that Elie takes that i agree with is too not look at the SS officers , instead to just look straight and run fast and look healthy. Something that i would have done differently was nothing . Elie did a good job although he looked skinny and weak he shouldve picked heavy stuff to get more muscle. Something that i think will happen next is the people who didnt get "selected' will get worked off very hard.

-Mawahip Kaila

Gurudev said...

If I was Elie I would feel Sad, and mad. Elie questions the god saying That this many people are praying but why are you still not listening, that is what I agree with. I would have Made a bunker to hide before they took us. I would do the same thing as they did in Maus. In the Bunker, But make it something that people can't see. I would hide there Until it was cleared from the German Soldiers. -Gurudev Dhimal

Anonymous said...

If i was in Elie was position I would be scared for me and my father because I dont know with the nazi's will do to us. I agree when he ran during the selection so they couldnt see his number. I would have not cursed god. I think Elie father will be killed in the selection. By Danny Esposito

Anonymous said...

If I was in Elie's position I would feel like life isn't important anymore because others live it for me in a terrible way.The action that Elie took that I agree with is when Elie ran when it was his turn for selection because it made it so that the officers could not see Elie's arm that was not in good condition.I would not have laughed with my friend after I got pass selection because running is a get away (risk), not a joke.I would not eat soup and bread while others were fasting because I would not be Questioning god, but the people who created and control this horrible camp around me.I think that Elie will sometime be separated from his father at this point because of the lack of hope and loyalty. By Stella Poirier

Anonymous said...

If i were in Ellie's position I would feel scared because you don't know what's going to happen to you, are you going to be beat up or not. I agree with the action he made probably when he ran so he would look healthy. I would have eaten because at one point he didn't eat since the soup and bread was getting tiring but still you never know when they don't feel like feeding you, be prepared bud. I think Ellie's father will be selected for the selection because he is old and isn't that much of a worker. -aLmir Aka L

Omg i love you mrs.Earl best ela teacher ever !!! ❤

Anonymous said...

In the section of the book we are reading in ELA Ellie is hopeless . If i was in his position i would feel the same way too .A action that he takes that i agreed with was when he was questioning God and when he was accusing God for what was going on .I wouldn't have done anything differently because i would be questioning him too .Something most likely to occur next is Ellie and his father going through more positive things and that his prayers come true .


- Florence Mihigo

Anonymous said...

If i was in Elies position i would feel very scared because you dont know if your going to get whipped or killed.The actions that Elie made i would agree with it because its the fact that he started running to make himself look healthy.I would have change the the way of how he wasnt eating at one point because he was tired of the soup and bread. I would eat it because you don't know if they are going to give you food you in the future and that might be all that they have to eat there. I think that Elie's father is going to die because he is getting old and its a huge risk he is taking by lying and acting a fool. By:Brandon M. Cruz ����" god should bless those who bless him and forgive all for their sins."~ Brandon M. Cruz

Anonymous said...

Dana Jackson During this section of the book Elie was losing faith in his god. If I where in his situation I would feel betrayed. I thought he made the right choice when he ate while the other prisoners did not. If it where me I would try and help some of the other prisoners. Next I think Elie while find out something horrible about his father .I think this might happen because in the camps there was rarely got good news in these camps.

Anonymous said...

If I were in Elie's position, I would feel hopeless and I would feel like I have no faith. One thing that Elie does that I agree with is that he questions his faith in God. If I was in his position, I would start questioning my faith as well. One thing that Elie does that I don't agree with is that he leaves evacuation with his father. I would understand leaving so that you could stay with your family, but sometimes you have to do what is right. If Elie had stayed in the infirmary, he would've been liberated by the Russian Army. I think that Elie will make it through the death march alive and well, and him and his father will go to another camp.

-Joshua Lacey-Baldwin

John Hso said...

Elie experiences and feels that he's losing faith in God. If I was in this position I would likely do the same if I had to endure the treatment that Elie was getting at the concentration camp and you don't know why God is doing this. The actions he shows is he questions God on why he's doing this to the Jewish people. I wouldn't have question God on why he was doing this and just think that he's doing this to challenge us. And what I think is going to happen next is Elie's father might die and that Elie is going to be released form the Concentration Camp by America or The Soviet Union or Red Army. By John Hso

Anonymous said...

If I was in Elie's position I would feel depressed. I agree when Elie encourages himself to seem like he is healthy and runs faster. This makes him have a better chance to not be selected by the SS officers. Although many things Elie did was right, I believe he and his father should have stayed back at the camp instead of evacuating with everyone else. If they had stayed back, they might have had a chance to escape the camp. I think that next Elie's father will die. He may actually be selected the next time the SS officers do a selection, or perhaps he will get caught by a Nazi/German.
~Amela Mujak

Anonymous said...

If i was in Elie's position i would feel nervous. I Will feel nervous beacuse i would not want to die from a selection where i line up with other people and they check your arm for numbers. The actions that elie's does that i agree with is hiding his left arm so the people wont see his numbers.Somethings i would of done is probably run beacause am already guilty. The next thing that might happen is elie might die ~ JAZON THOMPKINS

Anonymous said...

If i was Elie i would have been very scared I would mostly scared when we had to do selections and when they had to operate on my foot. I think the operation would have been the scarest part beacuse what if the hosptial selection came and they didnt think he could walk and the docotr couuld save him... He would have died I think the next thing that might happen is that he might die in the move away from the camp
~Jacquez Bullock~Lucas

#LongLiveElie

Anonymous said...

If I was in Elie's position I would be afraid. The action that Elie takes that I agree with is when he ran as fast as he could so it would show that he was healthy. I would of never gave my tooth away.Elie would get in trouble for something. -Jordan Hart

Anonymous said...

If I was in Ellie's position I wouldn't have done anything differently. I would have felt very scared and nervous. I would have felt scared and nervous because I would have known what was going to happen If I didn't run very fast. Ellie was very skinny and knew that the officers wouldn't see his number of her ran fast and his left arm and he made the right decision by doing that. I think that the people who weren't chosen will be worked very hard and Ellie will leave the camp next.
~Dayja Bennett

D'Zyre Jones said...

If I was in Ellie's position during this point of time I would be petrified. Nevertheless I would be on edge that I could be selected. The actions that Ellie did during Chapter 5 that I agree was when he decided to run very fast, so by doing that the SS officers and Dr.Mengele could not recognize his number. If I was in Ellie's place something I would have done differently was to stay at the camp for my foot to heal. Him and his father choose to leave the camp even though it was a 50/50 chance of them being alive if they had stayed at the camp. Based on what what has happened so far I think what's next to happen is their going to meet someone new, and that person would help him and his father to freedom , even though I do not think his father would last much later after that.

Malik L. Durham said...

If I was in Elie position I would of been upset because of God is not their for me when I need him.
The actions that Elie take that I would of tooken is when Elie start to run to make sure he was healthy.I also think that he should change the way he was eating because he was getting tired of eating bread and soup.I would have eaten the bread and soup so it wouldn't be no problem or get killed by the SS guards. Elie father is going to die because he is old and his health is risky because of the gases.

Anonymous said...

If I was in Elie's position I would feel frighten.I wouldn't be able to think straight about anything.The action that Elie took that I agree with, is when he ran very fast to show that was healthy so wouldn't be selected.One thing that I would have done different is I would have stayed at the camp and took a chance on being murder or saved.I think Elie's dad will be selected and murder,which will crush Elie nd he lose even more faith in god.

by Shakim Muhafiz

Anonymous said...

I would feel mad and upset because people are being shot right in front of me.
I agreed with Elie when he started to question God.
I would have confronted the situation instead of living in fear and trying to escape something i cant outrun.
I think Elie is going to rebel against god and start rebellion.-Nykeem bryant

Anonymous said...

If i was in Elies position i would feel very scared because you dont know if your going to get whipped or killed.The actions that Elie made i would agree with it because its the fact that he started running to make himself look healthy.I would have changed the way of how he wasnt eating at one point because he was tired of the soup and bread. I would eat it because you don't know if they are going to give you food you in the future and that might be all that they have to eat there.

By Alex Santarelli-Hansen

Anonymous said...

By:Johnathan Nyumah
id i was Ellie i would also be furious at God.When Ellie decideds to run with his hand dowon by his side so they dont see his number and so he looks fit during the selection was a smart idea and also him not fast at a time like that was another brilliant idea i agree with him on.But i would of not given away my gold teeth at all.I think later on in the book Ellie would find a way out of the camp and make it to freedom but his dad would have to make some sacrifice for him or his dad would get picked for the next selection

Anonymous said...

If I was in Elie's position I would feel angry and nervous. I would, like him, be angry and start to question God for letting all that suffering happen to his subjects. I would feel nervous about the selection. I agree with Elie just running through the selection. Even if he was skinny and weak he ran hard and they couldn't see his number anyway. I disagree with him choosing to evacuate the camp. I would have stayed back to have a chance of either being liberated by the Russians or to hide and make an escape. What I think will happen next is that Elie and his father will get to the new camp because it was a hard decision whether they should've left Buna or not. Since they chose to leave the only thing for them to do is survive the journey.

-Myles Cherebin

Anonymous said...

If i was in Elie's position i would feel very scared because you never know if your going to get beaten or killed. The choices that Elie made, i would agree with is the fact that he started running to make himself look healthy so he wouldnt get selected.
By : Merima

Anonymous said...

If I was Elie I would feel miserable .The actions that he takes that I agree with is Elie hiding his left arm so the doctors wont see his security number.I would have change the the way of how he wasnt eating at one point because he was tired of the soup and bread at the concentration camp. What i think will happen next is elies dad will die from not eating or being to old.
by:Nathaniel hunter

Anonymous said...

If i was in elie position i would be scared because of how they kill people and beat people. the actions tht elie made that i agree with were tht he put himself in shape.if i was Elie i would not stop eating the same things over and over agina.I think that elie father would not make it because he thinks that he will not make it thought the selections. by HASSAN D MUKOMA

Anonymous said...

If in Elie's position i would will frighten because i will never want to fail that selection and leave my dad in this place like hell.If i was Elie's i wound not give up in god because this might be a test to if people will still believe in god no matter what happens.what will happen next is that Elie will never give in god. by moulid yerow

Anonymous said...

If I were in elie position I woud be scared because you can be the next person to die.The action that elie take that I agree the most is when star running so that he doesn't look weak.if you are weak you they might get selected.I would stay when the red army is coming ,you might die or you might be free.Elie and his father might move out,so that they might live lah doh soe

Anonymous said...

If I were in Elie's position, I would certainly feel despair. One Elie's action that I agree with is when he questions God because he doesn't have any hope that the God will do something to him in that terrible situation. I would do the same thing. However, a action he could have done differently is he should have stayed in the camp or hid somewhere because he would have gotten free. I would have stayed back and have some chances to get liberated by the Russians. The next thing that's likely to happen is Elie's father will die because he's getting old and tired.

-Durga Khadka 😉

Anonymous said...

Elie is probably feeling very scared. If I was in Elies position I would feel the same way that he did because I wouldn't know if I was going to live or die. He ran as fast as he could to make himself look healthy this is something I agree with because if he didn't look healthy he would end up dead. I don't think I would of done any thing different because what he did was good thinking. Next I think that Elie and his father will get separated because the father is getting old and weak. -Patricia Ramirez

Anonymous said...

PT:2 Next What I Think Will Happen Is That The Dad Will Get Selected Because Hes Becoming Very Old And Weak.
By: Merima

Nyazhia Rhodes said...

If I were in Elie's shoes I would feel nervous, anxious, and less religious. I agree with Else's actions and decisions. If I had to participate in a selection and decisions were based on my health, I'd too run as fast as I could to show that I was a healthy individual. Also I'd feel less religious and hopeless because after I've believed in God, he has forsaken me and disearned my faith. During evacuation I would have stayed in the infirmary rather than walked in the DEATH MARCH with a wounded foot. During the next part of this novel either Elie or his father will be harmed.
-Nyazhia ��

Tydre' Bell said...

If I was in Elie's position I would have felt hopeless because just like Elie I would that God is not on my side. I would have no idea how Elie exactly felt during the time . If I was Elie I would have stayed at the camp because if the Germans would have killed me then at least I would have gotten it over with , or I would have gotten resued by the Russians. I think Elie's father wouldn't survive much longer because he is already weak and it's long journey.
-Tydre' Bell

Anonymous said...

If i were in Elie's position, I would feel really confused. For instance, when he had to chose to evacuate with others or to stay, it's very hard. He could leave with his father where they have no idea where they're going or to stay and might as well die or be saved. One action of Elie that I agreed with is when he didn't commit suicide when he was having hard times. For example,if he were to kill himself, his father would be left and would be very hopeless. If I were Elie, One thing that I might have done differently is when his faceless neighbor was telling him that it is now hopeless and they all would die eventually, instead of just laying there and listen, I would tell him that no it's not too late. We never know what will happen to us and we can't just jump to a conclusion.

~ Thuzar Htwe

Anonymous said...

Elia experiences a time in his life where nothing matters anymore. He experiences a sense of hopelessness. If I was to be in Elie's position, my thought would be on not what I want, but instead, on what I need. I would need my father to survive no matter what because as far as I know, he's the only family I have left and I wouldn't want to lose the only thing I had left. The choice of them staying together was great, but if I was Elie, I would stay behind and take the chance. If we were to die where we were going, why not take the chance where we both could survive? And if it ends up that the camp gets bombed, it was our choice. Where as to where the others were going only leads to more pain and horror.
~Tang M. Lian

Anonymous said...

IF I was in elies position i would feel frightened.I would feel frightened because i would keep thinking about what is going to happen next.Will i survive the day or not.The actions that Elie takes that i agree with is he stays with his father,and didnt kill his self.The thing i would of done diffrently is not evacuate the camp.I would not evacuate because we had a chance of escaping.What i think is going to happen next is Elie and his father will stay together and survive.


safet suljic.....

Anonymous said...

IF I was ELIE IN THIS CASE I WOULD FELL MISERABLE BECAUSE I'M BEING SELECTED FOR A SELECTION WHICH IS NOT GOOD.IF I WAS SELECTED I WOULD RUN SO FAST THEY WOULDN'T SEE MY NUMBER.WHAT I THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN IS ELIE IS GOING TO PASS THE SELECTION.~ MOHAMUD FARAH

Anonymous said...

Elie is losing faith in god Elie is acussing god because what happen to the people.IF I was in ELIE position I would be scared because what if I got selected .IF u got selected and if u where weak u would die if u where strong u would stay.THE actions Elie take I agree that he should eat a lot get strong so if he gets selected he is not weak.
OSMAN ZAHIROVIC

Anonymous said...

If I was in Elie position I would of felt very scared. I would been scared because every choices I make is life or death. For example if Elie didn't run as fast he maybe would be selected ~Diamant IMERI

Anonymous said...

If I were in Elie's place i would feel afraid. I would be afraid because you never know whats going to happen to you.The action Elie took that i woud have tooken is hiding his arm from Dr.Mengele.The thing i would do diffently is when Elie accused God.I think Elie's dad is going to be gassed next.
~`Elizbeth

D.F. Francois said...

If i were Elie i would feel very said and hopeless. He questioned on god why are you doing this to your innocent people who did nothing. He also say that his people are praying for him, and worshiping for him, but he is just letting the m die. what i had done differently is to not question our God because, he could be waiting for what will happen next, to give them hope. I thing that his father will pass the selection because he is a religious man.

Anonymous said...

If i was in Elie's position i would feel miserable and hopeless.The actions that he takes that i would agree with are when he questioned god and didn't fast on Rosh Hashana.The things i would've done differently is keep my faith and hope with myself and god.What i think is likely to happen is his father is going to give some advice and confidence.then he will be a bit more hopeful than before. ~Dadiri Haji

Anonymous said...

If I was in Elie's position i would be scared because of the Officers killing people.The actions he took I agree with is when he ran his fastest during the selection. What might happen is that his father might get killed.
-Abdulmalik Abdi

Anonymous said...

Ayan,Ali :);)
if i was Elie i would feel depressed and hopeless.One thing that he did and i agree with is when he was about to give up on life ,but he didn't and said that his dad will also die. i agree with him because he didn't let his dad be alone and miserable in the cam.i would have done the same thing which is not to kill my self and leave my dad alone in that place.what i think is likely to happen to Elie is that he will survive and live happily ever after, well kinda.one thing i would have done differently is stay with the people that were in the hospital because they were taken away by the Russians.

Anonymous said...

zach said .. If I was in ellie postion I would feel hopeless and depress.One action ellie takes that i agree is when he keep on runing when he was thicking of killing himself but he didnt.one thing I would have done diffrent is that I have taken the chace of stoping when the germans were marching

Anonymous said...

i would have feel really bad if i was elie.i agreed with elie with keeping himself alive for his dad.i would have done stayed in the camp.i think that his dad i going to die.


~Hodan Rage

Anonymous said...

If I was in Elie's position I would feel hopeless and sad. I agree with the fact he stopped believing in God.I think that next Elie's father will die and Elie's will feel alone. Elie's father is old and I think he will be chosen during the next selection. I don't agree that he left the infirmary, I believe that he should've stayed to get better.

-Alexandria Williams

Anonymous said...

If I was in Elie's position I would feel forgotten and abandoned because here people are being killed and punished because of who they are and they worship god and have all faith in him that one day he will rescue them when Elie started loosing hope I agreed with him because he doesn't want to die and he doesn't want to be in prison for the rest of his life.

By Jacqueline ,Saywon

Anonymous said...

If i was in Elie's position i would have probably felt extreme hopelessness and like i wasn't even human.I agree strongly with him choosing to not take his life.On the other hand,I strongly disagree with him not staying in the infirmary where he and his dad could have easily been free.I would have probably been very fearful of staying in the infirmary also but I wouldn't have went to the evacuation like Elie and his father.I think Elie will use the faith and hopefulness he has left to get he and his father out of this horrible,disgusting time in history,and not through death.
-Ibada Shirwa :)

Anonymous said...

If i was in elil's position i would feel like there was no hope at all.I would halp my father and the rast of the people.I would always stay by my father beacouse if they picked me my father would not have any body to protacket hime.What i would have done differenty is to accused god.God has his own way of doining things.I agree with the action that elie took.I think that his father is going to die and he will leave some of his trusure to elie.
~Helene mpaka

Anonymous said...

If I was in Elie's position I would feel afraid,not knowing what's right or wrong.Also I would feel hopeless and miserable seeing so many of the dreadful thing s that Elie had to see.I agree with him not committing suicide for his father its good that he didn't take his life and stayed with his father.If I were Elie I would have kept my trust in god and believed only good things would happen.Something that is likely to happen next is his father is gonna make another mistake and get whipped or killed,Because hes holder and he can barely march.

~Jayla Jones~ ;) <3 <3

Anonymous said...

I would feeel really sad and hopless for elie.I agree with the action that elie took.I would have taken care of my father more and also stay with him till the end.I think that his will die.

~Amina Sharif

Anonymous said...

If I was Elie I wouldn't want to live in this world anymore.Staying with his dad was one action that I agree with.If I was Elie I wouldn't lose faith in god.What might happen next is that Elie's dad is going to die.
By;Be Aung

Anonymous said...

By Abdi S.A.

If I was in Elie's position I would feel depressed because I was separated from my family and only have my dad with me. One thing I would have done like Elie tried to do was keep my gold tooth. If I was in Elie's position I would have refused to do some of the work he did. I predict that if I was Elie I might die or be sent to another camp.

Francois said...

If I were Elie in this situation I will feel hopeless, and don't feel like God is protecting us. Elie Questioned God because he let his people die and suffer. His people pray for him, and worship him, so why is he letting this happen to his people. What I have done differently is to not question my God. I know that his people are getting hurt, but maybe God is waiting for the right time. What I predict next is that Elie's father will past the selection because he is a religious man.

Anonymous said...

If I would be in Elie's position I would feel like there is no reason to live. To know that you will never see your loved ones again, to be so alone in the world. I would have stayed back when everyone was evacuating because it wouldn't matter to me if I died or lived.Just to know that I am with my father would have been all the hope I needed.
I agree with the fact that Elie decided to do his best at the selection by running fast, and to keep going no matter what. Every night I would have prayed for all those dieing and the ones living. I think that Elie and his father make it to the camp alright but that he and his father will be soon sperated because he is growing old and weak. God bless Elie.....

~ Eve Llanos

Anonymous said...

If I was in Elie's position, I would feel hatred towards the Nazis. I would feel that way because half of my family wouldn't be there with me because of them, and I wouldn't even know if they were alive or not. The action that Elie takes that I agree with is when he ran really fast to avoid getting selected. Because he ran really fast it showed that he wasn't weak. One thing I would've done differently is I would've stayed back and not evacuate from the infirmary. The next thing that might happen is that his dad might get selected because he's getting older, more tired, and also he's losing hope and becoming hopeless. -Aastha D.

Anonymous said...

I would feel like some useless object that has no purpose in life. To only know that your family,friends, and home has been taken away. Pain would only exist in in my heart. Although I see why Elie decided to stay with his father, why would he risk it? I would have stayed back because to me, I would only care if I was with my father. Even if I died I would die with someone I loved, but who knows? I believe that Elie and his father make it to the end safely , but I also believe that they may be seperated too.

~ Eve O. Llanos

ahlaam_alqoronz said...

If I was in Ellie's position I would be really intimidated. The actions that Ellie takes I agree with is when he runs in the "selection" to make himself look healthy.One thing I would have done differently was not to question God and still have some faith in him. In the book "Night" the next thing that's probably going to happen is Ellie's father will end up dying because of his age and weakness.

Anonymous said...

If I were Elie's position I would be terrified. I would be terrified because, you never know what they'll do to you and you can lose any of your family members at anytime.
- Abdulkadir Jeylani