The novel begins at a slightly slow pace, however this is done extremely deliberately. Fforde is able gives us a real taste of the world Eddie and Jane live in, and takes the time to thoroughly develop the characters. As a reader, you are able to relate to the characters, especially Eddie, whose actions and thoughts are easily understandable even though he lives in a future society completely different from our own. He’s middle class, curious, determined and courageous. His eagerness for explanations and his smooth acceptance of the truth behind the lies of the Colortocracy is captivating as we are swept into the same curiosity that he possesses.
His sentence structure is simple, for example, “ and of course what she does is important. What they all do is important” (Krosoczka 2). This quote represents how his sentences can be simple yet show the meaning and get straight to the point. In the beginning there are many run-on sentences This is when he is first introducing the main point of his speech. Krosoczka moves smoothly from one idea to another by being light and complex sentences then starts to transition to short simple sentences to wrap up his idea and the speech.
People view religion as a light, a brightness of being saved by following the instructions of a divine power. Since Eliezer loses his faith, his religion, he is plunged into darkness. In other words, he is living in the “night.” Night approaches slowly, with the sunset and then it continues to get darker until the sun rises in the morning. The story follows this cycle with sunset in the beginning, sunrise and the end and all of the middle in the night. Elie Wiesel called his book “Night” because it follows the path of night.
In Paul Bogard’s article, “Let There Be Dark” originally published in the Los Angeles Times on December 21, 2012 he uses various rhetorical devices to persuade his audience that natural darkness should be preserved. In order to begin his article he uses an anecdote in paragraph one, “At my family’s cabin… spreads of stars.” He does this to show that when he was young he experienced the darkness and how time has changed since then. Following his personal story he uses facts on how “Our bodies need darkness… darkness for sleep.” He proves how it’s necessary for us to have darkness rather than light all the time. After stating various more facts Bogard then asks a rhetorical question, ”In a world awash with electric light... his “Starry Night”?”
Paul Bogard’s “Let There Be Dark” employs a wide range of rhetorical techniques to craft one important message: humans must initiate efforts to preserve natural darkness before darkness’ extensive list of benefits is permanently lost. Bogard’s argument is built upon his appeal to the broad spectrum of benefits offered by natural darkness, including those pertaining to health, the environment, and the economy. Utilizing outside sources to back the validity of these benefits, Bogard completes his message with a tone of hope, imploring his audience to join him in his course. Bogard begins his argument with a personal anecdote to compare and contrast his personal experiences with the beauty of darkness against the modern trend of children never
I’m not an overly superstitious person but several times while I was reading I had to set the book down and process, shivering all the while. My insides were freezing cold. But night is a core concept of this novel and is used to symbolize death, despair, and Wiesel 's loss of faith in God and humanity. It 's also when core parts of the story happen; like when they all first arrived in Auschwitz, it was inky black and Wiesel spent all night outside in the cold with his father, watching as ash plumed out of the smokestacks, the aroma of death wafting around them. There were nights where he could taste death in the food, and powerful imagery like this always took place in the evening.
At a time when loosing nights natural darkness was a problem, Paul Bogard tries to emphasize to his audience on how having natural darkness helps with not only people but nature creatures, and other things as well. Bogard wants to persuade his audience by trying to come up and invent something that will reduce the lights for humans and others and be able to have enough darkness that we all need. Bogard persuades his audience by explaining on how the rest of the world depends on darkness as well. Explaining and giving evidence on how at night, some of the world has really bright nights, and has no darkness at all. It also explains on how some places around the world have way too much darkness, and not a lot of light, and vice versa.
The Holocaust is a severely important event in Jewish and German History. It was the death of 6 million Jews. Surprisingly, 33% of adults in a survey didn’t even know what it is. This could be the fault of the American School system not requiring most states to teach about the Holocaust. Students should be taught about the Holocaust because if no one taught it the history would be lost in the generations and future children or adults would never know such a thing happened, it has many benefits for students, and many adults agree that it should be taught.
He also talks about how humans are “rapidly” losing natural darkness before they “realize it's worth” and how darkness has an “irreplaceable value.” These phrases he uses are very strong pathological diction. Bogard also states at the end of the passage, “But we will never truly address the problem of light pollution until we become aware of the irreplaceable value and beauty of the darkness