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Rhetorical Techniques In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is a book that recounts the author's experiences as a Jewish teenager during the Holocaust. This book is intresting because it shows people who have never experienced or learned about the Holocaust the horrors of it. It shows poeple why history should never repeat and why people should tell there story. What would you do if history repeated and there was another Holocaust? In this essay, I will analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the rhetorical strategies used by Wiesel to achieve his purpose, including his central idea, intended audience, and message, as well as his use of ethos, pathos, and logos throughout the book. I will also discuss how Wiesel uses language, tone, and style to convey his message, the types of details, evidence, and examples he uses to support his claims, and how he establishes his credibility and appeals to the readers' emotions and values. Wiesel's purpose in writing Night was to tell people about the horrors of the Holocaust and to make sure that future generations never forget the horrors of the Nazis. His central idea is that the Holocaust was a horrible tragedy that should never be …show more content…

His writing is simple and direct, which makes the events he describes all the more scary as he successfully gets his point across. His tone is very gloomy and reflective, which reflects the seriousness of the story. He also uses symbolism and metaphor to get his message across, such as the image of darkness representing the evil and brutality of the Nazis. "I had ceased to pray. How I sympathized with Job! I did not deny God's existence, but I doubted His absolute justice." (Wiesel) This quote from the book shows his use of language and his gloomy tone. "Our lives no longer belonged to us; they belonged to the Lager." (Wiesel) This shows Wiesels gloomy tone, he is saying he cannot control anything in his life anymore he belongs to the

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