Brady’s repetition of words makes her ideas more dense and allow the argument to be shoved right into the readers face. She repeats the issues that go around in her life but in very precise detail. The repetition of words such as “I want…. food, house, wives, duties,etc.” shows what she wants and pictures a ignorant part of how men think what they believe they will receive from their beloved wives. Later Brady goes on to use
In “On Being a Cripple,” Nancy Mairs discusses the language of American society while including personal accounts of her struggle with multiple sclerosis (MS). Mairs presents herself as a proud individual through her utterly defiant personality, her word choice in deciding to identify as a cripple, and explaining why other socially accepted euphemisms do not define her. Mairs makes it clear that she is a cripple and only wants to be identified as one by stating that “Whatever you call me, I remained crippled.” To her, identifying with the word “cripple” makes her tough, like a cancer survivor. She throws the idea right back at American society that she does not want to be identified as “handicapped” or “disabled”. She
The use of sarcasm adds variety to Kelley’s speech, this in turn kept the audience interested in the viewpoint brought forth through her argument. Florence Kelley makes use of oxymorons to show sarcasm, as distinguished in lines 44-45, “the pitiful privilege of working all night long”. During the 1900’s many believed that it was beneficial and necessary for children to work in hazardous conditions in order to supply an income for their families. By using this oxymoron, Kelley was able to show her audience that this “privilege” and righteous action was in fact distressing. Florence Kelley’s use of sarcasm was valuable in developing her viewpoint.
She was an activist, and with the belief that education would empower the next generation of African Americans, she taught “...at first with the keen joy and zest of those immature people who have dreamed dreams of doing good to their fellow men” (Larsen 5). As shown, the narrator’s labelling of her goal as naïve reveals that her actions were futile and hypocritical. Helga realizes this as she discovers that the institution itself was the problem: the mission of black uplift was a ploy created by the white man to reinforce ideas of black inferiority (Larsen 3). Consequently, she is angered by the inaction of Naxos’ colored students and teachers against the false mission of the school; she is also frustrated by her own contribution to the problem. Helga’s rage is rationalized by her conflicted identity, and as another literary critic puts it, "Through her love of color, Helga attempts to create a spectrum rather than an opposition, a palette that will unify her life rather than leave it divided" (Hostetler 35).
The narrator “can smile for you” and “can laugh and marvel, rapturous-eyed” but describes her heart as having died a “thousand little deaths” (Parker 1, 6, 8). The repetition of “can” causes the actions to seem emotionless and forced, while the list of actions seems like a recital of meaningless statements and not from genuine feeling. As a result, the pain of the narrator is not a surprise; rather, her diction implies it before she describes it directly. When she does explain her feeling of anguish and heartache, her usage of hyperbole and metaphor lends force to her description. Her emotionless, rehearsed list of ways she falsifies her feelings and reactions contrasts to the grieved description of her sorrow at his
You, on the other hand, have labored in a private way. I have wrought in the day – you in the night. I have had the applause of the crowd and the satisfaction that comes of being approved by the multitude, while the most that you have done has been witnessed by a few trembling, scarred, and foot-sore bondmen and women, whom you have led out of the house of bondage, and whose heartfelt, “God bless you,” has been your only reward." This quote also had to be put into consideration when determining in why Harriet was named and American hero. Once again Conflict and Compromise happened a lot in her life she never gave up her dream of helping people who severely needed it.
In addition, his dissatisfying slurs about Nurse Ratched’s body made him look like a terrible human being. Next, when McMurphy slammed his hand twice through the Nurses’ Stations glass he made a dangerous situation that should and was reprehensible. Lastly, with McMurphy’s indiscretions, Nurse Ratched had to make the safe decision by turning the other patient's opinions against McMurphy’s trip. The ultimate message was to portray that sometimes with the mentally ill there are right times when harsh, strict, and orderly rules enforced by someone who is strong is a good
This poignancy works to stress an agonizing feeling of uncertainty and restraint towards the author. Therefore, the readers discern sympathy and sorrow because of her cultural barriers to other cultures, this including to develop efficient dress style. Proceeding, “The line I first heard… like other girls” (Cofer 8). This quote uses interesting, yet effective diction to inflict disgust or realization of the
Saba Mirfatahi Professor Bourget English 1130 October 6th 2015 Mitford: Analysis of “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain” Jessica Mitford’s, “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain,” is an assertive account of the true realisms involving embalming. Jessica Mitford takes a bold stand against the funeral industry and states that people are “blissfully ignorant” (Mitford 310) on preserving people. Ultimately, Jessica Mitford’s argumentative essay is successful due to her very somber but informative and organized tone, her style using dark vivid imagery and quotations make her claims credible. One of the way’s in which Mitford’s argument is effective is through the use of her sarcastic tone. There are many words to describe Mitford’s tone; cocky, blunt,
He starts to allow the reader to empathize with him by going from identifying the woman as his victim to stating how her response caused him to feel bad about himself. Staples does an excellent job in drawing a guilty sensation from the audience, which is important when gaining an emotion response. "I grew accustomed to but never being comfortable," in my opinion, this is the most influential statement because it makes the readers feel guilt and think about being in the writer 's shoes (614). He accomplishes a rhetorical goal by pulling emotion from his audience. He makes the audience see from his level that racism still exists whether society chooses to believe it or
In addition, she points out the "same line of inconsistency" (Shaw) being used by anti-suffragists time and time again. This inconsistency is spoken of by Anna Howard Shaw in a very clear and factual manner, stating that the men had hardly established their new country "before they began to practice exactly the same sort of persecutions on others