1. Create a working thesis
2. Break the book into sections
3. Find evidence in the text for the attacks on and defenses of humanity
4. Take that text and weave it with interpretation
- As Wiesel marched toward the next camp, is dreams became a snake which “wrapped itself around[him]” (82). The fact that he is charmed to die indicates that the violence is taking its toll on him and on the other prisoners. He wants to give up the last bit of his humanity that he has to give—his life.