Elie Wiesel performed the speech “The Perils of Indifference” and explained his aversion for people who were not helping others in need. These authors showed how indifference in the world takes away humanity and takes away the basic rights of every human being. Both authors hope to use their literature to change how people see the victims of brutality around
Some people counter that such public shaming will spur retribution toward the offender. June Tangney argues in her essay “Condemn the Crime, Not the Person,” that public shaming “is typically accompanied by a sense of shrinking, of being small, worthless, and powerless, and by a sense of being exposed” (Rosa and Eschholz 577). However, the utmost concern must be for public
In the speech Perils of Indifference, Elie explains why it is dangerous to not have an opinion on certain topics. He says that indifference is how the Holocaust got so bad, with other countries not taking a stance and fighting the
It is easy for someone to say revenge is bad when they have never felt the need for revenge. Most people would seek revenge on someone if something bad happened to them. It is a part of human nature, we can’t control it. So, revenge is a part of everyone and will happen. It just has to be reasonable to get any justification.
The perpetrators gave the order to the collaborators to do the killing and the collaborators agreed with them and collaborated to do the job. The collaborators could have stopped the perpetrators by telling them no and talking them out of it. The bystanders could have helped the situation by doing something instead of staying quiet. In Elie Wiesel: The Perils of Indifference, Elie talks about indifference and how it affects people, “Indifference, after all, is more dangerous than anger and hatred” (2). Indifference has a bigger impact on people compared to anger and hatred.
There is suffering in the world, because life is unfair and always has been. Good people are harmed by evil people, who do not care about the wellbeing of others. Life for some people is about honoring family and tradition for others it is about gaining power over others. Death is a natural occurrence and some people are able to accept this, some cannot accept the fact that life is not eternal and seek ways to artificially elongate their lives even if it means harming or killing others in the process. All people are different and while some are righteous and will stand by their beliefs even if it means death they will, others are cowards driven by greed and power and will destroy anything and everything for it.
My second reason is that it proved some very good points about indifference and how it is bad. The speech also brought the conversation outside of the Holocaust. “In a way, to be indifferent to that suffering is what makes the human being inhuman”. (Wiesel) This is an example of one of his many interesting, thought provoking quotes from the
I think that this can apply to the Holocaust. Although the Holocaust was not some minor blunder that can easily be recovered from, it is important for society as a whole to learn from what happened. It is easy to see now that it was a time in history with very low standards, and it makes me wonder what was wrong with those who enforced it. In this movie, I could not help but feel bad for those that were treated so horribly and it makes me glad that it is viewed as a horrible treatment now. Now that the Holocaust is recognized as a terrible time, it has been a foundation for how people are treated.
He supports the President’s choice to circumvent indifference and help children, the homeless, and “the victims of injustice”. In his narratio, he explains the dangers and different point of views on indifference. Indifference according to Wiesel is worse than hatred and anger because it “elicits no response”. Words can
Therefore, when we a take a closer look at the Monster, we can easily recognize that he becomes more dangerous after he is abandoned by everyone and is alienated by society. I believe most of us are proud of our succeed in doing what people have not done before even though the results are not good as we expected. However, as the inventor of the Creature, Victor already does an impossible thing. Instead of being satisfied with his creature, he is disappointed because of its ugly appearance. Obviously, Victor’s attitude indirectly affects to the Creature personalities.
In a way it serves as closure and acceptance as opposed to being in denial for all of your life. Remembering helped Elie get out his anger and helped him realize that what he went through can do of great purpose to those who could possibly be going through the same situation. Remembering the past only affects you negatively if you let it. In the Giver, by Lois Lowry we see a dystopian society founded on a cluster of lies that a bunch of ludicrous people in power decided to do. Taking away the citizens memories was like taking away their emotion.