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elie wiesel and his "perils of Indifference" speech (rhetoric)

Topic: Elie Wiesel


In the East Room of the White House on April 12, 1999 Elie Wiesel gave his speech "The Perils of Indifference: Lessons Learned From a Violent Century.” It was the 7th evening of the series. He spoke to a diverse audience of members of Congress, ambassadors, religious leaders, historians, human rights activists, and even high school students. These fortunate audience members got the chance to sit down and listen to a master lecturer speak. Elie Wiesel flawlessly managed to establish his ethos, keep a sound speaker audience relationship by including himself in his enactment, by treating a sensitive subject of blame with respect, and finally with his use and knowledge of ideologies and ideographs.
Elie Wiesel does not have to do much persuading to establish his ethos, but he does a good job of it. He has more expertise than almost anyone could. He is a Jewish holocaust survivor. In the summer of 1944, as a teenager in Hungary, Elie Wiesel, along with his fa...

Posted by: Leonard Herriman

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