Night By Elie Wiesel Rhetorical Analysis

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Attention. Attention is something all authors desire to have from the audience when reading his or her book. Attention can be drawn by the author is various ways whether it is through the writing itself or the style. In particular, Elie Wiesel does this in his memoir, Night, to drawn the attention out by style. In this memoir Wiesel gets the attention of his audience through the variety of sentence structure throughout his book that helps emphasize many moments that had occurred in his life and journey. The memoir is his point of view and how he had seen everything go down in his life; however as he is sharing his story to the audience Wiesel draws the audience in to listen to some moments more closer than others in the book and really emphasize…show more content…
This occurs many time in the book, however similarly to how the passage before had shown something controlling him well there is another passage that similarly has the same effect. For instance, in the book the passage states, “The darkness enveloped us. All I could hear was the violin, and it was as if Juliek’s soul had become his bow. He was playing his life. His whole being was gliding over the strings. His unfulfilled hopes. His charred past, his extinguished future. He played that which he would never play again” (Wiesel 95). In this case, Wiesel writes short simple sentences with a compound sentence. The short simple sentences seem like they could fit into one long sentence; however Wiesel decides to break them up into smaller sections to really convey what was going through his mind when he heard this violin playing music through his ears. The compound sentence is just there to tie two ideas that really belong together and have to go together to convey the message. The message this time was to just emphasize this moment in particular was important and this changed his life in a way too. Hearing how those simple sentences were separated instead of put together to help convey the moment. The simple, short sentences written like this helps the audience imagine this moment in their minds, and see how Wiesel wrote this part in small, simple sentences with intention to
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