Writing Techniques in The Accident

This Study Guide consists of approximately 44 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Accident.
This section contains 396 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Accident Study Guide

As with many of his novels, Wiesel draws upon autobiographical information in his characterization of the protagonist.

Like Wiesel, the novel's protagonist is a Holocaust survivor named Eliezer who works as a reporter and who suffers a horrendous and nearly fatal accident when run over by a cab driver in New York. Dr. Paul Russel is clearly modeled after Dr. Paul Braunstein, the doctor who saved Wiesel's life after he was run over by a taxi cab and to whom the novelist dedicates this book. Furthermore, the protagonist, like the novelist, has a mother named Sarah.

As with many of his books, Wiesel's narrative in The Accident continuously weaves back and forth between the past and the present, guided thematically in a loose order. Wiesel employs a stream of consciousness: Events in the narrator's present experience remind him of past events, causing his mind—and that of the...

(read more from the Techniques section)

This section contains 396 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Accident Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Accident from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook