Elie Wiesel's speech "Hope, Despair and Memory" uses all three types of rhetorical strategy. This speech was a powerful combination of pathos,logos, and ethos used to make people remember. Wiesel says "[We thought] It would enough to describe a death-camp "selection", to prevent human right to dignity from ever being violated again" to appeal to the listeners sense of compassion or empathy for those who suffered the atrocities of the war. This would also be called using pathos rhetorical strategy.
The beginning to me was to gain credibility by going back into the past using a personal experience of the day that he was liberated. He used this to show the audience that he is a credible source to talk about this subject. “Fifty-four years ago to the day, a young Jewish boy from a small town in the Carpathian Mountains woke up, not far from Goethe's beloved Weimar, in a place of eternal infamy called Buchenwald. He was finally free, but there was no joy in his heart. He thought there never would be again.
There is a set time frame between life and death. Once the line is crossed, there is no return. This is why Elie Wiesel feels it is so important to bear witness. Bearing witness is to be a constant observer, to consider all possibilities, and to act when it is time. Elie Wiesel wrote his memoir Night so people could learn to act when it is necessary.
Elie Wiesel was a writer who won the Nobel Peace Prize and was also a Holocaust survivor. Wiesel has written many books but his most famous is “Night” where he describes his experiences during the Holocaust where he survived living in the concentration camps. His book Night has been translated into over 30 languages and has sold millions of copies . Elie Wiesel was born on September 1928 in Sighet, Romania. Elie grew up with his mother, father, and three sisters in the town of Sighet.
Elie Wiesel enlightens his audience of the injustice Roosevelt submitted Jewish refugees to. Wiesel exclaims that he doesn't not understand if, "Roosevelt was a good man, with a heart." Wiesel questions the indifference in the president of the free world and why he didn't allow these refugees into the country. If Wiesel had not presented this information to his audience about the root and extreme problem of indifference in the country, do you think people would have realized just how terrible the problem is and how neglectful we are of our
It has been said that “Silence gives posthumous victory to Hitler.” Posthumous means “after death.” People may be indifferent to this subject now that they see it is long over, but if that is how people think, then Hitler may have won afterall. If people are silent then others will forget. If people forget, then they will no longer know the terrors the Holocaust has caused.
It is a human instinct to prioritize one's well-being before others. We are constantly confronted with situations where we as humans have to take action for our own contentment. In the book, Night by Elie Wiesel, he shares his own traumatic experience of the Holocaust, which was a mass murder of 12 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, basically anyone who is different and wouldn’t fit into Adolf Hitler’s image of a perfect society. Despite how ruthless the Holocaust was, the Elie and his fellow prisoners fought and fought for their freedom, displaying how much humanity will fight for survival. By looking at the following examples: A child kills his own father for a loaf of bread, a son leaving his father behind during one of the march so he would not die, and Elie debating if he should let his father die so he could have a higher chance of surviving.
Between the years of 1939 to 1945 six million Jews would die in the Holocaust including Elie Wiesel's family. Night written by Elie Wiesel, is a memoir written about Elie’s experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944 to 1945, during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel is a Jew and had lost faith in his religion when going through the Nazi German concentration camps. Elie Wiesel’s culture is similar to my culture as Elie is Jewish and I am Jewish. Elie Wiesel’s culture is Jewish and Elie’s culture is comparable to my culture
If you had a chance to save people, and didn’t take it, are you as guilty as the person who put them into that position? Some people argue that if it doesn’t affect them it isn’t their problem, but isn’t it? The rights of people are ours to protect. So if you choose not to speak, you are helping the oppressor and end up letting people stomp all over you. Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor, believed that speaking out was the only way to end the problems in our world.
To conclude, Elie Wiesel’s purpose is still relevant to present times and has been an enlightenment for many who felt moved by his speech. His skill of using his personal experience to build a new revolution of an empathetic human race helped his audience obtain a new perspective on the indifferences the human race has enacted. Today, society can see more and more of the injustices of the past, and although some people do take action in minimizing indifferent actions, there is still many occasions where society has failed to go accordingly with solutions like the one Elie Wiesel so passionately delivered an entire speech to.
After reading The Sunflower Book, Mr. Simon Wiesenthal asks his readers to help him decide, should he forgives Karl who is the SS man or not. Because Mr. Simon Wiesenthal did not forgive Karl, but just walked out of the room. From my opinion, maybe the dead Soviet Soldier man was forced to be a soldier, If Karl knows his terrible mistakes and apologized as for his last breath of being alive, Also Mr. Wiesenthal is one of the holocaust survivors, so Mr. Wiesenthal would want to live his life as normal and happy as possible without any negatively involved. I believed forgiving is not what everybody can do, but instead you have to earn it.