Analysis Of Elie Wiesel 's ' The Perils Of Indifference ' Essay examples

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“Indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor -- never its victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten” (Wiesel 2). When trying to get a powerful point or a message across its more effective to use certain techniques and certain words. One influential man mastered this skill, Elie Wiesel. Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, gave a powerful speech on April 12th 1999 in Washington D.C. as part of the Millennium Lecture series, hosted by President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton. His speech touched on his story of survival as well as points about indifference and his opinion and feelings about it. The speech is powerful because of the language and the fact that the speech relates to the audience while still persuading and educating the common people. An analysis of Elie Wiesels speech “The Perils of Indifference” reveals that Wiesel has a intended audience the noble office, an actual audience the bystanders and strong language that really connects the audience to the words being said. Starting off the speech Elie Wiesel indicated that he is speaking “directly” to President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton, members of the Congress, Ambassador Holbrooke and Excellences. He gets their attention by addressing them personally through out the whole speech. For example he addressed the President by saying he is a “Commander in Chief of the army that freed me and tens of thousands of others”. (Wiesel 1) These strong…

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