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Dawn by Elie Wiesel Chapter 1 Takes place in PalestineThe narrator knows that he has to kill a man tomorrow Hedoesnt know who it is but he knows what he has to do Theman that was going to die was an Englishman The reasonthat he had to kill was because there is a war Beggar Aman that taught the narrator the difference between night andday Narrator met him while he was at the synagogue Theman wears black clothes The narrator met the man when hewas 12 years old The narrator as a child admitted to thebeggar that he was definitely afraid of the beggar Night ispurer than day it is better for thinking and loving anddreaming 4 The man wants to teach the narrator todistinguish between night and day The beggar taught thenarrator to look into the dusk and there would be a face thatwould appear Night has a face and day does not The facethat appears is of a dead person The night before thenarrator does what he has to do he looks into the night andsees his own face There is going to be an execution atdawn All of the executions happened at dawn TheMovement always kept their word A month earlier therewas one of their fighters that had been on a terroristoperation He was hauled in by the police and they foundweapons on him They hung the man By law this is whatthey were supposed to do This was the tenth deathsentence by the mandatory power in Palestine The OldMan decided that things had gone far enough and now hewas not going to allow the English to rule any longer TheOld Man ordered that a military officer be kidnapped Theykidnapped Captain John Dawson who walked alone atnight 6 This made the country very tense The Englishordered a 24 hour curfew They searched every house andalso arrested hundreds of suspects Tanks were stationed atthe crossroads barbed wire barricades at street cornersThey did not
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