Elie Wiesel's Essay 'To Protect Their Baby'

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1. Writers of persuasive essays get people to adopt an idea or take a side using a thesis and strong supporting evidence. Words with positive and negative connotation also play a role in influencing people. An example of this is found on pages 42 and 43. Here, Al Gore uses valid evidence from multiple studies, and David Gelernter uses multiple words with negative connotation 2. I encountered many forms of nonfiction in this lesson, including newspaper and magazine articles, speeches, and editorials. For example, “To Protect Their Baby” on page 96 is a magazine article. All of these types of nonfiction are called informative nonfiction. 3. Elie Wiesel uses repetition in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech to stress his more important points. For instance, during his speech, Wiesel says: “I remember: it happened yesterday or eternities ago. A young Jewish boy discovered the kingdom of night. I remember his bewilderment, I remember his anguish.” 4.…show more content…
The purpose in Elie Wiesel’s acceptance speech is to tell the people that they must not forget the atrocities of the holocaust, lest we repeat them. This is revealed when he remarks: “And I tell him that I have tried. That I have tried to keep the memory alive, that I have tried to fight those who would forget. Because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices.” 5. The author’s purpose in including this quote is to address the gender bias that exists in football. I know this because she says: “Girls have to be small. Guys have to be
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