“Hope, Despair and Memory” by Elie Wiesel

Who- Elie Wiesel to the Nobel prize committee, and indirectly the world
Why- For his Nobel Lecture after winning the Nobel Prize
When- December 11, 1986
Where- Sweden
How- Elie wrote it, it was delivered to an audience, the fact that the audience was much more understanding than most people probably allowed Elie to express himself more honestly.
Character- A man trying to get others to understand the importance of peace
Place- Sweden
Time- Elie goes back and forth from the Holocaust to present day
Argumentation- Elie uses examples from his own life and what is currently happening in the world
Structure- Topical/Logical
Style- Uses many abstractions mixed with precise language
Delivery- Imploring tone
Effect- The speech was probably not very successful, for the world continued on its current path despite the desperate tone of the speaker
Artistry- Strategies used very well
Ethics- Society is constantly struggling to make the right decisions


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2 Responses to “Hope, Despair and Memory” by Elie Wiesel

  1. Lori Bedell says:

    Off to a great start. Now the meat and potatoes: The exigence and the proposition.

  2. Kyle Sheely says:

    Short, sweet, and to the point. I like it!

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