A God Who Remember By Elie Wiesel Rhetorical Analysis

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Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor who strongly believes that people need to share their stories about the Holocaust with others. Elie Wiesel was in concentration camps for about half of his teen years along with his father. After being the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust he resolved to make what really happened more well-known. Elie Wiesel wrote dozens of books and submitted an essay titled “A God Who Remembers” to the book This I Believe. The essay focused on Elie Wiesel’s belief that those who have survived the Holocaust should not suppress their experiences but must share them so history will not repeat itself. Elie Wiesel’s essay, “A God Who Remembers,” was successful in both informing others about the Holocaust and…show more content…
Since the point of view of his essay was first person, automatically the essay is trustworthy because Elie Wiesel was there and is sharing his own experiences and knowledge. He used logos when he presented dates and ages: “… May 1944: was 15-and-a-half …” (“This I Believe”). Since Elie Wiesel added specific information like this, it helps the reader get a better idea of the exposition of his story. Elie Wiesel also used logos to tell about his faith and religion: “…as a Jew, I believe that whatever we believe we must share…the experience…must be opened, it must become an offering, it must be deepened and given and shared,” (“This I Believe”). Along with giving some background information about his religion, Elie Wiesel also used parallelism in the process. When Elie Wiesel said, “…I am afraid that memories suppressed could come back with a fury, which is dangerous to all human beings…for everyone,” (“This I Believe”) he used logos as fact and logic. It is very logical that history can repeat itself if truth is suppressed. Elie Wiesel used logos as a method to inform people about what will happen if no one shares their
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