Power of words: In his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Wiesel says: “One person of integrity can make a difference, a difference of life and death. As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true. As long as one child is hungry, our life will be filled with anguish and shame. What all these victims need above all is to know that they are not alone; that we are not forgetting them, that when their voices are stifled we shall lend them ours, that while their freedom depends on ours, the quality of our freedom depends on theirs” (120).
- How has Elie Wiesel fulfilled this purpose with this book?
- Think of historical events you have studied in other classes or conflicts you have observed in your world. How does this statement make you feel about your place in the world?
- What scenes from Night do you remember most vividly? Why?
- What are you taking away from the experience of reading Elie Wiesel’s memoir?
Please write one well developed paragraph (not bullet points) that fully addresses all the questions listed above. Due by Thursday 11/12