What is your response to the above quote?

Book: The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal

On page 97 of The Sunflower, Simon Wiesenthal writes: There are many kinds of silence. Indeed it can be more eloquent than words, and it can be interpreted in many ways.

What is your response to the above quote? What role does silence play in The Sunflower? Look at the text for various instances of silence. In what moments does the concept appear? Does it mean the same thing in each instance? Or does the meaning change with the context? How so? How does silence relate to the memoirs larger themes? How might silence relate to our own lives?

In your response you should aim to make at least 2 references to specific moments in the text to help illustrate your ideas.