Elie Wiesel's The Perils Of Indifference

Elie Wiesel a Jewish writer, professor, political activist, and holocaust survivor. In his speech “The Perils of Indifference” he shares his experience of the holocaust. Wiesel wants to share his experience of the holocaust to the world; he wants people to know what it was like through his eyes not from the outside. Elie Wiesel successfully shares his experience of the holocaust with his message that indifference becomes much worse than any sort of hate or anger. Wiesel also improves his speech with the use of ethos, logos, pathos, and creative writing style.
Wiesel's main message is that you should not exclude or treat anyone worse because they believe in something different than you. He states many times that indifference becomes much worse
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Wiesel uses repetition throughout his speech when he states, “Indifference elicits no response. Indifference is not a response. Indifference i not a beginnings; it is an end.And, therefore, Indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor --never his victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten” (Wiesel 2). Repetition can be seen here as Wiesel repeats indifference to emphasize that indifference leads to anger, hate, and it magnifies the victim's pain. Wiesel says that all these combined makes indifference the worst pain of all. Wiesel continues to use FIgurative language throughout his speech. “They were dead and did not know it” (Wiesel 1). This piece of figurative language helps to strengthen Wiesel’s speech. Wiesel uses a hyperbole to exaggerate how the victims in the concentrations camps felt even though they were not dead in reality. Wiesel supports his speech with the use of Figurative language“Of course, indifference can be tempting -- more than that, seductive” (Wiesel 1). The use of a hyperbole here is to show that indifference can be very tempting even though it is a very horrible thing that you could do to

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