Essay On The Perils Of Indifference

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Holocaust. Death. Suffering. These are but a few of the words that may begin to describe this tragic period in the history of man. The Perils of Indifference and Night are both publications by the Elie Wiesel, one of the many victims to the Holocaust, but one of the very few victims who lived to tell his story. Once liberated from these concentration camps, Elie has done much to make people around the world more aware of the indescribable events that occurred during his time in these camps, and make sure that people will speak out against these events instead of staying silent, so that these events may be prevented in the future. He wrote many pieces and delivered many speeches in attempt to lift the world out of indifference. I believe that Elie’s novel Night communicates his message more effectively than his speech, Perils of Indifference. Not only does it convey his message of that we all must speak out against …show more content…

In this speech he effectively and clearly communicates his message that we must not sit idly when these tragedies occur, even if it might be simpler to. He clearly stars multiple times that indifference is the single greatest threat against humanity and measures must be taken so that everyone speaks out against these crimes. How that we must be empowered to make a change when events as terrifying as these do occur. This message was more more straightforward and clear cut. He didn’t use the same extent of literary terms like symbolism as he did not have time to develop these terms through the confines of a fifteen minute speech. Perils of Indifference delivers his message effectively, but not to the same degree of his memoir, for it isn’t able to explore these the horrors of the Holocaust, and use the same extent of literary terms because of its length

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