Title of Article: Wiesel, E. Universal Lessons of the Holocaust
Retrived from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_kuKXRLEnY
• Why does this article interest you? - This video was a refreshing piece of writing that reminds me that the Holocaust was a horrific event that took place and listening to someone who was a Holocaust survivor himself was also unique. It was interesting to hear about Wiesel’s view on the Holocaust because of his experience as a victim is different compared to someone such as me who only reads about them in books. • What do you like about the writing style of the author? What do you dislike? - I enjoyed Elie Wiesel’s tone; the way he spoke was very moving and caught you in your tracks. I had no dislike towards this video.
• Give examples of how the author used ethos, pathos, and logos. - Ethos – The author had very good ethos mostly because he was a Holocaust victim/survivor himself, therefore, his credibility is very reliable. - Pathos – The author used emotions such as hatred, rage, and sorrow to describe the events that took place during the Holocaust such as, the Jews digging their own graves before being executed or by the abduction of children from their mothers. - Logos – The author argued that man was not inhumane to man but they were inhumane to Jews. He used facts to support his logic.
• What is the claim (or point/argument) your author is trying to make? What evidence does the writer provide to support this point? - The author’s point was that even though the victims during the Holocaust were horrifically murdered and tortured they never expressed their anger and rage toward their killers and abusers. The author has history to provide support, such as written documents that he says “had the courage to fight”, possible written work were the victims fought back with words.
• Do you agree with the author’s argument? Please explain and describe your answer. - I do agree with the author’s claim because the rage is a powerful tool that can be used to cause destruction and hate, but the victims of the Holocaust did not of that. They were not consumed by enormous amounts of rage.
• Does the author have any bias? How do you know? - I believe that the author does have some sort of bias because he was there when the event took place and experienced it and so he had his own thoughts and beliefs that were influenced already. • What audience is the author trying to reach? - The author is trying to reach those who have forgotten or who have a lack of knowledge of the Holocaust.
• What is the opposing argument/view to this article? - The opposing argument to this would be that Jews had nothing but absolute hate towards their killers and should strike back.
Elie Wiesel’s main points in the “Universal