Elie Wiesel Nobel Peace Prize Speech Analysis

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Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel is the author of widely read Nobel Peace Prize novel, Night. The novel is not only a widely read Nobel Peace Prize But also widely taught because of the extensive amount of subtext that helps create the meaning of this novel. There are several types of rhetoric that Elie uses to create this subtext, including tone, organization, and repetition. With these rhetorical devices, repetition is the most effective to create his meaning in two of his speeches called “Elie Wiesel's Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Peace Prize,” and “A God Who Remembers.” Elie Wiesel gives the audience a certain tone to manipulate the audience emotions. Tone is the one unique elements of the author's attitude towards the subject. From the Nobel peace prize speech to “A God Who Remembers.” One example is from the Nobel Peace Prize…show more content…
Repetition is repeating an idea, so Elie can emphasize the point he is trying to make, and show the audience how truly important it is. For example in the Nobel Peace Prize Speech he states, “Do I have the right to represent the multitudes who have perished? Do I have the right to accept this great honor their behalf? No I do not.” This demonstrates an example of repetition because he is trying to get his point across saying he doesn't really deserve the award because there are many other victims who experienced this traumatic event. Another example is from a speech called “A God Who Remembers” which states “ We worked together. We returned to camp together. We stayed in the same block. We slept in the same box. We shared bread and soup. Never were we so close to one another.” This is another example of repetition, Elie is trying to prove a point saying that everybody had to look out for each other. Some may say, some of the audience that was intended. Although they may not catch the symbols or understand the symbols because they are
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