The authors incorporation of a child’s perspective, her relationship with God, and the use of a graphic novel are just a few of the ways in which the subject of Persepolis appeals to readers. In regards to an issue as conflicting and controversial as the Iranian Revolution, Marjane Satrapi uses many different stylistic techniques to help readers better appreciate her plight. Persepolis is told through the eyes of a child who has a desire to understand her world. The Iranian Revolution had just begun to spread and grow by the time Marjane Satrapi was born. The Revolution stemmed from the overthrowing of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi
People are like cameras and their personal experiences can be their lenses that change and modify the actual picture. This evident in Marjane Satrapi’s book Persepolis because the whole book is about a girl growing up, and forming her own opinions. Furthermore, Marjane has to mature in the turmoil of an Iranian-Iraqi war, she also has to survive the brutal Islamic regime governing her. This creates a very particular point of view considering that the parents raising Marjane are against the new form of government, and actively protest, risking their lives. As a result, this rubs off on her creating a very rebellious and dauntless little girl, who isn’t afraid of the new oppressors.
Graphic images affect how any reader sees or reads an image. In a book where a character gets beat up, a bloody image will affect the reader more than an image where there is no blood. Marjane Satrapi’s use of graphic images in her book, Persepolis, affect how the reader sees social classes, loss of innocence and gender roles in Iranian culture. One might think a situation is not a big deal, but when a graphic image portrays the situation, a reader truly sees the importance of the situation. In the book, Persepolis, one major theme throughout is social classes.
She suggests a solution for this issue and how people should stop buying fakes to take counterfeiters out of business. Thomas builds her credibility with personal facts and reputable sources. Thomas successfully informs the readers about her argument of buying a fake product. Thomas assumes that the readers, does not know the truth behind buying a counterfeit product.
Silko says “No person, no citizen is free to travel without the scrutiny of the Border Patrol,” (4) as a way to connect with the reader emotionally to the idea of fear and anger towards the Border Patrol agents. Although the sentence itself is counter intuitive of her idea of Border Patrol only target specific groups of people. This sentence shows that all citizens are scrutinized by the Border Patrol, which is a good scare tactic but weakens her claims about the discrimination towards specific groups of people. I think this sentence itself is a great option if her paper was meant to only scare the audience, but her goal is to inform and persuade the audience of the Border Patrol agents unjust behavior but you can not convince people with only anecdotal
Although the Sci-Fi short story by Ted Chiang and film adaptation, Arrival, share similarities in terms of their plot, they differentiate in terms of their intended audience and application of rhetorical techniques. Contrary to the short story, the film utilized an environment of hostility by including foreign countries that are on a competitive quest to decipher the alien’s language. For instance, in the film, China was ready to launch an attack against the foreign intruders; however, Louise Banks prevents General Shang’s belligerent intentions by reciting his wife’s last words. This source of drama and hostility is, quite evidently, directed towards the general audience that are intersected in an action packed Sci-Fi movie while, on top of
In the novel I’m Not Scared, Niccolo Ammaniti explores betrayal and trust, power and right and wrong through various of techniques to engage the readers. Betrayal and trust is exposed to the readers by Michele’s point of view and this is supported by foreshadowing and conflict. Powerless and powerful of characters in I’m Not Scared is shown with the use of emotive language and violence. Lastly, dramatic language and sentence length is used to show the readers what is wrong and right throughout the novel. Foreshadowing and conflict is incorporated throughout the novel I’m Not Scared exploring Michele’s relationship between family and friends to show trust and betrayal.
I chose to do so in the form of an interview because depending on the questions asked by the interviewer, the character, Jean Louise Finch, can fully reveal her current state of mind. In order to effectively portray Jean Louise’s shock, I tried to ask questions that show her disgust towards the racists and hypocrites. This task also aimed to outline Jean Louise’s confusion about her relationships with people around her. I attempted this by emphasizing her respect for Atticus and the romantic relationship with Hank, which intends to give a stark contrast between her previous fond relationships with her loved ones and the uncertainty she now feels towards them. I also expressed her unwillingness to stay in Maycomb to further highlight her disappointment and anger towards her hometown.
The relationship between language and power within The Handmaids Tale will be used over the course of the novel to further convert and condition the society of Gilead to follow it’s theocratic ideologies through fear and intimidation. Furthermore, protagonist Offred will continue to reflect on and argue the beliefs of the new United States throughout the text in attempts to hold onto the world she knew before; not allowing the republic to take control of who she is now and erase who she was. This malicious regime, intimidates this former egalitarian society into following inhuman practices and regulations through the introduction of social institutions such as “The Eye” and “The Guardians” (Atwood, 17,20). The guardians, seen as the hands of God, are the
Also, she defenses her style of writing the book because she wants to make it accessible to the reader not only in the schools, but also to the average person. As a matter of course, the best defense of her book can be found in the article’s conclusion, when she states that Finlay claims cannot be true in any case, when he argues that Bertrande would not be able to tell the difference between the impostor and her real husband. She sites psychology sources to support her argument . Even more, she
Ellie Reynolds advances a rhetorically effective argument on why government should not have regulatory control over offensive Native American mascots in schools across the country. She believes this control is more of a detriment to society than a service. Her article published on the DenverPost.com, “Native Americans Have Become a Political Pawn,” offers a compelling point of view on this controversial issue because Reynolds is a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe herself (Reynolds 659). Along with her strong view against government involvement on this issue, which she considers censorship by political correctness, Reynolds uses her personal experience, historical context, and the negative effects of political correctness to convey her effective
Her main message of the article is not “republicans are evil and spread rumors” her argument is more based on the spread of rumors through the internet criticising both groups while it may be more obvious that she is criticising republicans in reality the main point of the article is to enlighten her audience on their own faults while still keeping them on her side. Kolbert uses the birther movement as an example to her argument because it is so extreme to liberals that they can 't believe anyone would ever believe such a silly rumor, it also allows the the audience to detach themselves from the article and listen more to Kolbert’s points. Kolbert is not trying to offer a solution to these problems as she is aware some of the most vital contributors to this problem will not be reading her article. Instead her purpose is to enlighten her audience of democrats and liberals to challenge themselves and find the faults within themselves. The last paragraphs in the article keep the audience on her side while also allowing her audience room to think about their own behaviors.
Tartt uses her characters to portray how literature does not shy away from the truth. She exposes her characters; making me develop a love-hate relationship with them. In reality I would hate them but, in written form, I find myself defending them. Ever since, I have been obsessed with the way authors manipulate the mind of their readers. Contemporary authors that I love are Colleen Hoover and Tabitha Suzuma.
She chose this genre because she wanted to add allegorical elements to her writing. She chose the Hunger Games arena as the symbol that her readers would witness transform throughout her books. She needed to be able to create it and manipulate it how she wanted it to work out, and although she did incorporate some historical elements into her trilogy, she did not want to write to write a book too strongly reliant on historical occurrences. (3) She also attributes her choice to write science fiction because she feels that telling a story in a futuristic world gave her the freedom to explore things that bother her in contemporary times. (9) Collins acknowledges that her writing is motivated by political and utopian desires.