Summary Of Imprisonment By Angela Davis

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Author, Angela Y. Davis, in her book, analyses facts imprisonment in our society as she contrast the history, ideology and mythology of imprisonment between today’s time and the 1900’s, as capital retribution has not been abolished yet. Davis’s purpose of this chapter is to encourage readers to question their assumptions about prison. She adopts sympathetic, but stern tone in order to persuade advocates towards the prison abolishment movement. Davis shifts to her book, in the beginning of chapter 1, she characterizes the output of this immoral system of imprisonment, as she categorizes different stand points of this reform group trying to be made, holding off against imprisonment as she describes them as “Anti-prison”. She appeals to her…show more content…
She makes a call of repetition, switching up the emotions, examining the ideology behind imprisonment which she referred it as a “prison industrial complex” (3). She mentions how when she first became involved in the anti-prison activism during the late 1960’s, she was astounded to learn that there were close to two hundred thousand people in prison. (Page 11) She used the style of repetition again to make sure audience is on the same page emotional wise to understanding. She continues to give out information, which she uses strong diction to evoke the audience. “Evildoers “were a term she related to the racial discrimination behind imprisonment with emphasize to appeal the emotion of being sorry and to have the courage to make a change. “Evildoers” and “criminals” were terms recently popularized by George W. Bush, because of the sistent power of racism. The output of information she provided, allowed me to focus more specially on the racial and Jim Crow behind imprisonment and discrimination. Angela Davis, give explicit details, reasoning and explanation to support her “Anti-prison” movement. She brings in a lot of emotion, to appeal to her audience for a better understanding. Some strategies
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