Repetition In Night By Elie Wiesel Essay

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In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, he uses repetition and rhetorical questions to show the reader how horrible of a time the Holocaust was. Repetition was used throughout the book consistently, but the read really sees it when Wiesel explains the first night at Auschwitz. All the horrible things he encountered and hatred he saw that first night was shown to the reader in a meaningful. “Never shall I forget” was used seven times, but one of them really stuck out to the reader. Wiesel explains the how “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky” (Wiesel 34). With the repeating of never shall I forget so many times, it makes the reader realize how horrible the Jewish were treated at the camp. This really kicks into the reader…show more content…
Wiesel really opens our eyes by saying “How was it possible that men, women and children were being burned and the world kept silent?” (Wiesel 32). This use of the rhetorical question gets the reader thinking about all the terror and everyday unhuman lifestyle the Jews were living. Also, the reader thinks for a second, why didn’t the world do anything, even though it was known what was going on. To wrap up, the usage of repetition and rhetorical questions really enhance the way the reader takes in the horrible time of the Holocaust.
Dave Pelzer, the author of A Man named Dave, uses pathos and flashbacks to show the reader how rough his life was and is. Pathos was used by Dave, to affect how the reader took in his life. Our emotions really kick in when Dave visit his dad on his deathbed at the hospital with no life in him. Dave tried to reassure his dad how everything will be fine himself, and how he will get the house by the river liked Dave had always dreamed. The reader gets emotional when Dave says “Then, like so many years ago, as he had that summer when we strolled together at the Russian
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