Interestingly, Alison Bechdel uses this novel to recount her experience of events that helped to shape her personal identity, which resulted in a transformation of the way she sees herself. In the end, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is a wonderful narrative that shows its readers, the complexity of personal identity, and how things like sexual orientation, love, the values of society, and politics can all play a part in the shaping of one’s character. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic uses various concepts in order to show its readers the search Alison Bechdel embarks upon in order to discover who she is. According to an article found in the journal Developmental Psychology, “knowing who one is may be one of the most fundamental components of being human” (Galliher et al. 2011).
Waist High In the World is a novel that focuses on the importance of accepting everyone with dignity and respect despite their disabilities and differences. The author of the book, Nancy Mairs purpose when writing the book was to create awareness and share her experience as a “cripple” in order to create consciousness and understanding of those who are going through the same process. Mairs uses different persuasive strategies to convince readers to want a world with people like her in it, this includes the use of pathos, logos and ethos. The first persuasive strategy in order to raise awareness is the use of the rhetorical appeal, logos. Logos is an approach used in order to appeal to logic, and is a way of influence an audience by reason.
“Win or lose, good or bad, the experience will change you,” says Richelle E. Goodrich. This directly relates to the character Catherine, in the book Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman. Catherine’s experiences led to her discovery of the need for change. Catherine gradually becomes more thoughtful, mature, and reflective as she has experiences like meeting Jews and the king’s cousin, or even just writing in her journal, that motivated her to change. Writing in her journal led Catherine to the discovery of the need for change.
Gender equality has been a worldwide issue for many years now. Different figures, such as Emma Watson, have been educating society on this ever-so-present issue. Emma Watson has been using her platform to help teach and make known this topic to people, specifically by putting her time and into her feminism campaign, ‘HeForShe’, and giving speeches on the topic. Emma Watson uses the techniques of ethos and pathos to convey her purpose. Emma Watson uses ethos to illustrate her ideas effectively and show herself as credible.
In an essay written by Donna Woolfolk Cross, propaganda is defined as a means of persuasion. According to Cross’s essay, “propaganda pervades our daily lives, helping to shape our attitudes on a thousand subjects” (“Propaganda: How Not to Be Bamboozled”page 209). Often time propaganda is used in almost every aspect of our lives. There are several types of propaganda that Donna Cross identifies, such as name calling, glittering generalities, argumentum ad hominem, faulty cause and effect, and the bandwagon. If one look close enough they can see how much these propaganda techniques have control over our lives.
Emma Watson, an advocate for women’s rights, gave a speech at the United Nations Headquarters in 2014. In this speech, she urged for the public’s help in “HeForShe”, a campaign for gender equality. Watson attempts to persuade her audience to support “HeForShe” through the utilization of logical appeal, repetition of phrases, and short personal stories that create an empathetic response. These rhetorical strategies, in the end, create a compelling argument to step forward in the fight for gender equality. Through the article, Watson uses logos to appeal to the audience’s reasoning in joining the fight for women’s rights.
K.Karthiga Asst. Prof. English Shri Sakthikailassh women’s College, Salem. Discourse on Women Empowerment in Monika Ali’s Brick Lane Women in every country and all time want to be free. They wantcourage and knowledge to change the convention. Monica Ali provides this kind of message through the voice of different women in her novel.
O’Connor successfully conveys humanity through realistic and uncomfortably relatable or recognizable characters. She illustrates the human ability to be redeemable, but amplifies it with characters who require the grace of God to get them there. It is almost a challenge to her readers to be better people. O’Connor grew up in the rural south, seeing discrimination with her own eyes, but was still able to hope that humans could change for good. It’s a good idea to read her works because they include messages like the one in this, and could help people see the world more clearly, in a less selfish way.
Among them, Up From Under was published in 1970 in New York, and Off Our Backs , an institution in the feminist press, appeared the same year, in Washington, D.C. This publication representing the radical branch of the movement was central to its nationwide expansion. According to its first editorial: We intend to build a national network of correspondents and welcome women of all ages and from all parts of the country who will report regularly on the activities of their groups and cover the news they consider relevant to themselves and their sisters. Our bias should be clear. We intend to be just, but we do not pretend to be impartial.
Charles Dickens and Mary Shelley lived during the time of the Industrial Revolution. It was a time of improvement and change that not everybody agreed was good. Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein both incorporate the reception of this change in their respective novels. With change there comes a learning process of how all new inventions can become part of life and how society is supposed to be. Furthermore, both authors chose education as a motif for portraying not only the change in education but also the fear that comes with this “New Age”.While Shelley lived and wrote at the rather beginning of the Industrial Revolution, Dickens’ work gives the reader impressions of the final stages of this development.