Examples Of Diction In Escape From Camp 14

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Although actions speak louder than words, North Korean people continue to remain silent for their sanity. Taught to bow down and give all to the mighty Kim Jong Un, leaving none for themselves. The sovereign immunity of North Korea protects only the main man in charge but provides absolutely no effect to the biggest problem occurring, the tribulation of the people enduring it. Through the eyes of Shin Dong-hyuk, who experienced the trouble first hand, Blaine Harden opens a new understanding to what the North Koreans encounter every day. In the book Escape from Camp 14, Harden inserts strong connotative diction, imagery, and anecdotes to intensify and reveal the "quiet suffering" of the North Korean people.
Words provide a powerful aspect when addressing a purpose in a writing. Harden implements strong connotative diction to ultimately illuminate the catastrophe enforce on these innocent people. Employing words including "severely traumatized"(Harden xxi) and "halting abuse"(Harden 83) affects the reader pathos by tearing at their emotions when they realize the hardships pounded on the north Korean people. Not only does these harsh words affect our pathos but also our logos by the truth told within these words.
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Harden through the eyes of shin gives us the perfect examples of the suffering of the people. Guards treat people in the camps like animals by "slamming their heads against the wall" and "kicking them in the face" (Harden 92). Workers were forces to work in harsh conditions often resulting in "ripping skin from one's palms and fingers" (Harden 82). Harden says people were " beaten or secretly murdered by guards" also "abused and raped" (Harden 5) which appeals to our pathos because he weaves a picture in our minds that shows this true hell hole. These images built the true meaning of North Korea's

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