In the passage, Nancy Mairs, who has multiple sclerosis, calls herself “a cripple.” Mairs presents herself in the passage by using rhetorical features such as tone, word choice, and rhetorical structure. Among other vocabulary possibilities, she specifically choose cripple to be the word that describes her. Why she choose this word, she wasn’t really sure. Perhaps because the word cripple doesn't hide the truth from the outside: “ I have long since grown accustomed to them; and if they are vague, at least they hint at the truth.” Perhaps she uses the word “cripple” to show that her conditions is more severe for it to be described as “handicapped” or “disabled.” The rhetorical feature she used was tone; it showed that she has already accepted
In the passage Nancy Maria prefers to call herself “cripple”. She finds “disabled” and “handicapped” to be inaccurate of her condition. Nancy Mairs uses tone, word choice, and rhetorical structure to convey feelings on the term “cripple”. Nancy Mairs tone throughout the passage was neutral. Statements like “I am cripple.
This quote shows that even though Mairs sometimes has difficulty accepting her illness, she knows that there is a growing acceptance of people who must deal with the difficulties that she faces. This ultimately lends a hopeful and positive tone to an otherwise serious and depressing section of her essay. This contrast in tone, but general feeling of hope is key to the type of emotions that Nancy Mairs is trying to educate her readers about. Mair is successful in using multiple rhetorical strategies to connect with the reader. such as her use of detailed imagery when describing how she resembled a wriggling beetle to put a comical image in the reader's mind.
And if “Had anyone been there with her, she’d have been still and faint and hot with chagrin, (Mairs 259).” Instead of pitying herself, Mairs is able joke about her hardships in her day-to-day life despite having physical incapabilities. She then continues with a steady, yet uplifting tone as she explains the reasoning behind why she labels herself as a “cripple”, stating that it is a “clean word, straightforward, and precise, (Mairs 260).” She believes that words like “disabled” or “handicapped” are words that are “moving [her] away from her condition, to be widening the gap between word and reality, (Mairs 260).” By using these euphemisms for her condition, people tend to view her as something she isn 't. She believes that these words characterize no one because "Society is no readier to accept crippledness than to accept death, war, sex, sweat, or wrinkles, (Mairs
Despite the fact that Nancy Mairs chose a well diction and sarcastic tone to evoke readers empathy toward her essay , she also evokes a sympathetic response to her audience by telling reader that she does not feel sorry for being a cripple. She uses satirical description of her feelings , by allowing reader to see that she also felt sympathy for herself. Although Mairs, evokes empathy when telling her story, her sympathetic response toward her illness shows that she felt disconnected with her illness and that she did not have nothing else than to take what her destiny brought her. According to Mairs “
That is true O’Connor described her as the most loving tender heart women and maybe even reference that she may remind us of our own beloved family members. But again this was a selfish woman that even knowing what would happen she tried to get her way by using religious means. She tells the Misfit that “Jesus would help you” (O’Connor pg435). Why no tell him that he had Jesus love or that Jesus loves him either way. Who was she trying to convince that Jesus would help herself or the Misfit.
The idea of women redeeming the sins of mankind, within itself, promotes masculine hegemony. However, many individuals perceive women’s existence as the redeemer of humankind, as their moral characteristics matches those of a Christ figure. Hawthorne describes women in such as way as to suggest their purity and holiness through their strength and determinism. Despite individual's sins and reduction of societally-perceived virtue, women continue to have the moral sense to care for children: Hester continues to care deeply for Pearl despite Pearl having the entity of the result of Hester’s sin which creates her total isolation. Women have the sense of morality to care for others despite any given situation, they have the ability to redeem humankind from sin and give a sense of purity and morality into society.
Most of us, if we are honest, if we have to be remembered would like to be remembered for something good and positive. Our contemplation today is about a woman who is remembered for the wrong reasons and whose memory should teach us, sinner and saint alike, many valuable lessons. Jesus, when speaking to his disciples in Luke 17:32 said “Remember Lot’s wife.” This was a discourse about the Kingdom of God and end times and in the Scripture it is found in Genesis 19: 1-26 where we see the calamitous situation giving rise to Jesus’ quotation. As we proceed with this meditation it is useful to keep in mind some important things: Lot’s wife represents a certain type of churchgoer. She was blessed and privileged in many ways.
Arguably the most effective of Walker’s literary techniques, these letters allow the reader to understand Celie through a sense of character voice. Walker encourages the reader to emphasise with Celie giving authenticity to her experience. Through this, perhaps Walker intends to emphasise the severity of Celie’s experiences and stimulate the reader to question their personal attitudes and those present in modern day society. Equally important is how Walker uses “Dear God” to
Thich Nhat Hahn said in his interview with Oprah that with compassion is smiling, laughing and deep listening. “Listen for one purpose to help him/her to open heart and feel better, suffer less” (Oprah Interview). Thich Nhat Hahn says that it is best to openly listen and to hold your comments and input for another time (Oprah Interview). Thich Nhat Hahn believes that we can end war by communication and by trying to understand others point of views and concerns (Oprah Interview). Another point that stood out to me in Thich Nhat Hahn interview with Oprah was when he says, “anger is energy used to act, acts of wrong things, compassion is better” (Oprah Interview).
This quote shows the bond Hulga has with Mrs. Freeman since she is very passionate about deformity. Hulga appreciates Mrs. Freeman because she helps her distinguish a more realistic view life and the world, rather than following the same old good Christian
In this novel, Hosseini presents Mariam as a Christ-figure through her qualities and sacrifice. Hosseini gives Mariam many Christ-like qualities in the novel like forgiveness. Like Jesus, Mariam shows forgiveness in the novel towards Jalil when she reflects “he’d not been a good father, it was true, but how ordinary his faults seemed now, how forgivable, when compared to Rasheed’s malice” (309). Mariam reveals that she knows Jalil has faults and that they seem easily forgivable compared to the
In Rachel Remen’s article Helping vs. Serving she provides her stance on the distinction between helping and serving. Remen feels that, though the two words are often used interchangeably, ‘serving’ is the most appropriate term to use as it implies equality that ‘helping’ does not. While the author acknowledges that both terms refer to the act of assisting others, Remen offers readers a new, more in depth perspective. Essentially, Remen likens helping to having pity on an individual, whereas serving is an act of selflessness.
I live by confessing my sins to God and asking for his forgiveness. (1 John 1:9) because I know that the mind and the flesh can be weak and temptation can be our downfall. Question of Destiny- How worldview influence the way I think, treat and speak to other is based on my respect and ability to have an open mind and to treat others and they would treat me when I interact with people on a diverse platform. I think it helps me as a person to better understand how myself and others views, beliefs and opinions which sometimes can make you stronger or can weaken your sense of worth. In terms of deciding on a future career I feel that I’m