Noble Prize Acceptance Speech: The Problem Of Indifference

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Adam Vasquez Mr. Dolan English 9 Indifference essay 1/11/09 When people do not care, what could be the result? People wonder how could horrible things be aloud to happen? It is because of indifference in the world that these questions are asked. Ellie Wiesel describes indifference and its effects in his noble prize acceptance speech. There are ways to fight this huge problem of indifference and it can be stopped. Indifference is a very dangerous problem that leads to very dangerous situations. Indifference is when people know of horrible events happening, but choose to stay silent or not take action. If something terrible is happening and people do not try to stop it, it will continue to happen. Until people choose to stop indifference and start caring about others in the world, theses events will not stop. Wiesel once said, “Silence encourages the tormentor, not the tormented.” People in the world that are suffering need people to stand up for them because they cannot defend themselves. This is a prime example of indifference because it says that people…show more content…
A way for indifference to end is for people to speak out about the bad things in the world. His whole acceptance speech was speaking out against many horrible topics such as the Holocaust, Israel, Apartheid, Chile, and Ethiopia. At the time there were terrible events happening and were continuing because of indifference. His speech changed the minds of and inspired many people in the world. Wiesel said, “One person — a Raoul Wallenberg, an Albert Schweitzer, Martin Luther King, Jr. — one person of integrity, can make a difference, a difference of life and death.” These civil rights activists went against so many people to end the injustices happening in their societies. They helped others without thinking twice and that truly is going against indifference. Indifference is a problem in the world that can be solved if people put in the

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