History and Memory Essay

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Essay: how an event is represented impacts how we come to understand it better ?

Thesis Statement: → Ones emotional journey through an experience from a past historical event often shapes individuals into how they are in the future INTRO : Ones emotional journey through an experience from a past historical event often shapes individuals into how they are in the future. The emotional impact of these events can be representing and recorded in various ways, such as within the Smithsonian website various pages highlight and allow for individual reflection of the 9/11 tragedy through the use of cleverly constructed layout, text tone etc. These techniques allows for public memory and perceptions of the event to be expressed in a formal but inclusive way allowing for theme of a memorial and patriotism to remain significant. In contrast the video of Sonia Schreiber Weitz uses setting, tone and speech to create the image and emotions experience by the event of the holocaust.

STATEMENT→ Memory of ones past event can be expressed in various ways to highlight the emotions of that time, Sonia Schreiber Weitz does this in the video of her reciting a poem with a formal factual introduction. The use of the factual introduction in contrast to her poem creates a holistic and reliable recount of the past as it portrays statistical evidence as well as an emotional recount. “Out of a family of 84 only my sister Blanca and I survived” providing to the reader both the statistics and emotional impact on the event with the deaths of her family, juxtapose in numbers “84” The video is presented in a simple setting allowing the audience to focus on her tone as well as the actual words spoken. The Simplicity of the setting leads the audience to emotionally reflect on the experience of the historical event as well as the imagery created by Sonia of her. The Speaker uses emotive language such as “Darkness” and “unspeakable horror” to depict to the audience the emotions of the moment in...
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