Analysis Of Elie Weisel's Speech 'Perils Of Indifference'

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Imagine the pain of being separated from your family. The pain of losing your home. The pain of losing all hope in humanity. As Elie Weisel steps up to begin his speech, 4,817 miles away children in Kosovo felt that pain; this was a pain that Weisel was able to relate to. As a survivor of the holocaust losing his family and home was not something new. The Kosovo War is just a reminder to Weisel how history is about to repeat itself. He presents the speech “Perils of Indifference” to persuade those who turn a blind eye against negative actions to make a change, and understand its connection to repetitive history using stylistic techniques including questions, repetition, and antithesis.
Weisel asks questions frequently throughout his speech allowing those who can make a
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When we want a listener to understand an essential point we are making we tend to repeat ourselves many times. As Weisel repeats, “But this time the world was not silent. This time, we do respond. This time, we intervene” the expression of pathos is being used (3). His repetition is showing his passion for what is being said and, the desire he holds that this time society and politicians will be different and not repeat what was done before. Repetition is a highly effective way to persuade his audience. Not only is the speaker showing emotions of being passionate in what he is saying, but his passion has the audience experience emotions as well, such as excitement and enthusiasm. Experiencing a leader who repetitively speaks passionately about their topic, shows how much they really care and believe in what they are stating. This persuades the audience to want to be a part of this energy and excitement and begin to start caring about what is being repeated and doing what needs to be done to make this change
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