Perils Of Indifference Analysis

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Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor and successful author of more than forty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction. Including the book Night, a story describing his experiences during the Holocaust, which is also a nobel peace prize winner. Along with a moving speech called Perils of Indifference, telling his audience about Indifference and how it can affect someone’s life. Throughout both prices of writing, Wiesel had a common message and goal to inform people to think and act versus staying silent. Although both pieces of writing are very good, which piece is more conveying of Wiesel's message?

The point of view of Perils of Indifference and Night make the texts vary greatly. Night is a book in first person,
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In Perils of Indifference Wiesel talks about indifference. He directly tells us, “indifference can be tempting ­­ more than that, seductive. It is so much easier to look away from victims. It is so much easier to avoid such rude interruptions to our work, our dreams, our hopes. It is, after all, awkward, troublesome, to be involved in another person's pain and despair”( Perils Of Indifference). In Night, he gets the same point across, but instead of directly telling us, he tells us through experience, “Occasionally, we would pass through German towns. Usually, very early in the morning. German laborers were going to work. They would stop and look without a surprise” (Wiesel 100). In both pieces of writing he displays the role of indifference in a strong way, although both in very different ways. Which way got the point across better? In Perils of Indifference, Wiesel told us his point directly, so it was easier to understand in my opinion. Along with that, Wiesel gave us a strong example of the indifference shown towards the Jewish during the Holocaust. “He understood those who needed help. Why didn't he allow these refugees to disembark? A thousand people ­­ in America, a great country, the greatest democracy, the most generous of all new nations in modern history. What happened? I don't understand. Why the indifference, on
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