• the fact of two things being seen or placed
close together with contrasting effect.
• also known as opposition
• the prisoners fighting for bread and the
people fighting for coins in Night
• repetition of phrases or sentences that is similar in
meaning and in structure to create rhythm and
• We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any
hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in
order to assure the survival and success of liberty.
• A time not for words, but for action.
• “Never shall I forget” passage from Night.
THE PERILS OF INDIFFERENCE
• Mark up the text.
• Apply our strategies for attacking new/different
• Look for Wiesel’s use of
• Parallel structure
• We’ll talk about when and how he uses them after
we’re done reading.
• Connect one of these quotes to “The Perils of
Indifference” to examine Wiesel’s purpose for
• "The world is too dangerous to live in-not because
of the people who do evil, but because of the
people who sit and let it happen." -Albert Einstein
• "To sin by silence when they should protest, makes
cowards of men." -Abraham Lincoln