##hetorical Analysis Of Elie Wiesel's The Perils Of Indifference

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Death is the end. Some are born to misery, then die, while others are born to live, then die. The difference is some aren’t able to have a lasting, enjoyable life due to the indifference that causes suffering. In, “The Perils of Indifference,” by the Jewish Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, indifference is spoken upon which denotatively means “lack of interest, concern, or sympathy.” Being a Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, claims that indifference is “dangerous” and in fact “more dangerous than anger and hatred.” Furthermore, the author describes that many would prefer an “unjust God than an indifferent one.” Why? Because to be the victim of indifference is to feel “forgotten” and “abandoned,” which harms the human mind as it goes…show more content…
The killings happened in the Ottoman Empire and was a result of the political party called the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP) who decided to wage a war on the Armenian people. With this many people dying people stood back and watched for a period of time without doing anything to stop it. This should not happen. People and countries should rise to help each other and stop these disastrous mishaps from ever happening rather than standing back as a bystander. Although being a bystander is not always the case for some individuals. Resistance from evil has been in the hearts of many and action has taken place from those with a certain will to help the world on numerous occasions. Such occasions occured in the Germany Holocaust when “Jews in the Warsaw ghetto rose in armed revolt after rumors that the Germans would deport the remaining ghetto inhabitants to the Treblinka killing center” (“Jewish Resistance”). There was also times when Jewish prisoners fought out against the guards to help their people. Another form of resistance was hiding or escaping from the Nazi’s. “In order to save lives, families hid from their persecutors and sometimes escapes occurred. Some sacrificed their own lives for other individuals, whilst others chose to kill themselves, realising that they would inevitably be killed by the Nazis,” (“Background: Resistance”). Moreover, the actions of these brave

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