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Homework Help: English

Posted by Sonic on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 8:28pm.

Excerpt from Night
Sixth Paragraph

He reached the first cauldron. Hearts raced: he had succeeded. Jealousy consumed us burned us up like straw. We never thought for a moment of admiring him. Poor hero, committing suicide for a ration of soup! In our thoughts we were murdering him.


Wiesel tends to avoid the use of conjunctions between idependent clauses and phrases. Therefore, the prose has a choppy, disjointed quality.

1. Why is this the effect he is trying to create?

2. Join as many of the sentences with conjunctions as you can. What about the rhetorical effect now?

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