Read this excerpt from "hope, despair and memory" and answer the question. and yet it is surely human to forget, even to want to forget. the ancients saw it as a divine gift. indeed if memory us to survive, forgetting allows us to go on living. how could we go on with our daily lives, if we remained constantly aware of the dangers and ghosts surrounding us? the talmud tells us that without the ability to forget, man would soon cease to learn. without the ability to forget, man would live in a permanent, paralyzing fear of death. only god and god alone can and must remember everything. which of the following is true about the above excerpt? ethos is used in reference to “dangers and ghosts.” logos is used in saying all men forget and want to forget, because the talmud also praised forgetting. ethos is used in referring to the ancients, the talmud, and god. pathos is used without loaded language.
A) forgetting = a divine gift.
Explanation: a metaphor is a figure of speech that consists in make a direct comparison (without the use of the words "like" or "as") between elements that aren't obviously related, with the function of creating an image in the readers' minds. In the given excerpt from "Hope, Despair, and Memory" we can see an example of a metaphor that compares forgetting with a divine gift, so the correct answer is option A.
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C) Ethos is used in referring to the Ancients, the Talmud, and God.
wrong it is A forgetting = a divine gift
The definition of a parable is: a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.
The definition of pathos is: a quality that evokes pity or sadness
In the excerpt above, when Wiesel says "Only God and God alone can and must remember everything," he is using parable to illustrate how great God is, by giving an example of something he can do that not one person on earth can.
Also, by saying "Without the ability to forget, man would live in a permanent, paralyzing fear of death," Wiesel is using pathos to stimulate a feeling of sadness, as thinking of how paralyzing fear of death cannot be very pleasant.
A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse that illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles. It differs from a fable in that fables employ animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature as characters, whereas parables have human characters. The simplest way to put it is a parable is a type of analogy.
Pathos is a communication technique used most often in rhetoric (where it is considered one of the three modes of persuasion, alongside ethos and logos), and in literature, film and other narrative art
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Elie Wiesel believes that it is essential for our inner peace and for us to be emotionally stable that we forget a few things to go on living without worrying because if we do not forget, we will continuously be in a state of fear, which will stop us from enjoying life.