Rhetoric And The Perils Of Indifference By Elie Wiesel

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Rhetoric Observed in The Perils of Indifference Elie Wiesel, distinguished author and Holocaust survivor, spoke of his experience at the Millennium event in 1999. This event was hosted by President Clinton where Wiesel spoke about his experience in the Holocaust to commemorate the closing Millennium. Aside from this great honor, Elie Wiesel worked at Boston University for some time and acquired many medals of recognition such as The United States Congressional Medal as well as starting The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity ("Elie Wiesel." ). Wiesel also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1968 and his novel are incorporated in many High School educations. Elie Wiesel is an intense individual himself with a bitter tone and this method of rhetoric enhances his persuasion. Wiesel’s pieces are persuasive while being rhetorically beautiful and The Perils of Indifference is no exception. In the Cognitive Expansion article, the author analyzes Wiesel’s speech at the Millennial event. The author found that in the beginning of the piece, Wiesel pointed out specific audience members and compliments them only so that he may point out their flaws later in the speech so the audience may get a sense of the entire individual ("Cognitive Expansion" ). For example, he praises the current president and then goes and bashes the decisions of previous presidents to show the different tactics of Presidents and how they can be ineffective and selfish ("Cognitive Expansion"). This is a prerequisite

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