Writing Prompts - Art Pais

Prompt 1

Please watch the video of Art Pais. In the video, Pais discusses several central ideas. After you have read and listened to his story, determine one central idea from the video and write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes how that central idea is developed over the course of the video, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details. Cite strong and thorough evidence from the video to support your analysis.

Prompt 2

Write an essay that compares and contrasts Arthur Pais’ and Emaneul Tanay’s perspectives on “carrying hate” after the Holocaust. Be sure to cite strong and thorough evidence from both sources to support your argument.

Tanay, Emanuel. “Why People Hate”. Passport to Life: Autobiographical Reflections on the Holocaust. Ann Arbor, MI: Forensic, 2004. Print.
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…To wish someone to feel hate would be a curse. It is worse to hate than to be hated. I am grateful to have survived being hated without suffering the burden of hating. Hate transforms ordinary people into ruthless killers.