How would the meaning of the following passage change if Wiesel used the word “troubles” rather than “plight”?
“Have we really learned from our experiences? Are we less insensitive to the plight of victims of ethnic cleansing and other forms of injustices in places near and far?”
a. “Plight” implies a problem that has a way out; “troubles” is less specific.
b. “Plight” is a more appropriate choice for formal writing than “troubles.”
c. “Plight implies a particularly difficult struggle. “Troubles” is less intense.
d. “Plight” lessens the intensity of the struggle, more so than “troubles.”