Elie Wiesel's Speech

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History has proven that Human rights cannot be actualized for every person. As Helen Keller said, “science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of humans”. Human’s lack compassion and interest towards one another, they seem to only care for themselves. Human race as a whole has to change to give every individual on Earth their natural human rights.
The topic is “unachievable” because the world is so divided between race, religion, and the diverse cultures around the globe. The world will always be divided, even in our own communities. Firstly, in Elie Wiesel’s novel Night, a woman was beaten and bonded in the train car by people from her own Jewish community while heading to
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I understand how some may think that human rights can be actualized for every person. Some think that there are people out there that will do whatever they can to make it a reality. That there are people out there who will gladly change their ways to make a difference. In Elie’s speech, he mentioned that “…this time the world was not silent. This time, we intervene.” Although this could be true let’s not forget that in our more recent times the indifference the U.S has shown. For example, the massacre in Rwanda and the 800,000 people that died there, including the Syrian refugee crisis, the long-lasting fight for women’s rights, and the “burden” of being a colored person living in America. Therefore, human rights can’t be achieved for every single person because not everyone is being held accountable for their actions. Elie questioned in his speech, “Has the human being become less indifferent and more human?” (104-105). Seeing that there is still indifference in the world and seeing that after many years people are still fighting for their rights, It can be presumed that Humans have not changed.
To conclude, human rights cannot be actualized for every person because of the lack of compassion people have for others. To achieve human rights for all people, everyone would need to understand one another and accept each other’s differences. Indifference is still an occurring issue in our time and it needs to end. If we are to truly change we need to be more active when it comes to shaping the future for Human
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