Hope Despair And Memory By Elie Wiesel Analysis

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Memory Blessing or Curse Religious wars fought over beliefs were always fought between two sides and one is thought to have a winner and a loser victor and victim. In Elie Wiesel’s Noble speech “Hope, Despair, and Memory” he describes his experiences during a religious war that were more of an overpowering of people than a war no clash of metal, no hard fought fight, just the rounding up and killing of people with different beliefs that barely put up a fight. Elie Wiesel the author of the Noble lecture “Hope, Despair, and Memory” implores us to respond to the human suffering and injustice that happened in the concentration camps by remembering the past, so that the past cannot taint the future through his point of view, cultural experiences, as well as his use of rhetorical appeals. Wiesel uses his cultural experiences and point of view sot that he could prove he spent time and survived the concentration camps in order to communicate that the past must be remembered that way it cannot destroy the future, he spent time in a concentration camps and he…show more content…
He uses memory as a method of protecting the future from the past. Wiesel explains that memory is “mystical” and that memory “will save humanity” (Wiesel 3) because the “memory of evil will serve as a shield against evil” and the “memory of death will serve as a shield against death” He says this because to prevent another event similar to the Holocaust; we must remember the evil to protect us from evil and remember those that died so that way we may protect ourselves from death. The logos he uses by telling us the uses of memory allows the reader to understand how to protect the future and how to prevent another Holocaust by remembering. Logically, there is a connection between memory and protection that was used allowed the reader to understand the importance of
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