Similarities Between Elie Wiesel And Martin Luther King Jr

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Elie Wiesel and Martin Luther King Jr. use powerful diction and similar repetition to convey a sense of urgency and remembrance for the oppressed. King’s passion and knowledge about the topic is seen throughout his speech and how the Emancipation Proclamation came as a “great beacon light of hope” to the millions of slaves. He creates a sense of urgency in the speech and empowers others to “rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation” and follow “the path of racial injustice.” King uses this compelling diction to try and mend the broken society, and express his hope of equality "for all of God's children '' through his faith. Elie Wiesel also declares his faith "in God and even in his creation" to give hope in stopping something like the Holocaust from ever occurring again. Elie's devotion to survivors and for honoring the deceased is visible throughout his speech. Elie’s aim in using such strong diction is to keep the memory of Jews alive because if we forget who the guilty are …show more content…

King wants the audience to remember that segregation is not okay and that in order for things to be different something “ can and will be changed.” King uses repetition to make his audience comprehend and listen to what he has to say. King instructs the audience to “go back” to the states and “go back” to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, as an example to spark their memory of our history and encourage them to take action. King also uses phrases such as “we can never be satisfied” and “we refuse to believe '' to show how America has wronged its people and must keep its promises in order for trust to be established. King repeated the phrase “now is the time” to show what he thinks America should be built on. One of the strongest repetitions in this speech is when King repeats “I have a dream.” This makes the audience inspired by King's dreams, as well as ambitious for chasing their own. Elie Wiesel shares

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