As Jen Cadwallader expresses in her Essay “Plain Jane and the Limits of Female Beauty”: “the homage paid to her appearance is a detriment to the development of her [Georgiana’s] character.” (Cadwallader 239). Thanks to her beauty, others seem to ignore or play down the mistakes Georgiana makes in her life, because of that she develops into “shallow” and “self-centred”
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.”
In this conversation, Blanche Ingram and her mother voice their prejudice against the lower class by not even taking Jane Eyre ’s position seriously and despising her. They show their hatred when they talk about Jane’s position although they are aware of her presence in the room. The main reason why Blanche Ingram despises Jane is because Jane’s social position is inferior, yet her education is superior to Blanche Ingram. This is why she feels the need to speak in French which is supposed to show her education.
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.
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
To start off, the speaker sets an intense tone to demonstrate how she feels towards this person and the way they treat her. She expresses “black shoe” (2), and “lived like a foot” (3) to represent how the rank of herself is low compared to anybody else. The setting that she establishes makes the reader sense the agonizing hurt and pain that she is experiencing. What the speaker is trying to accomplish is to show that she has lived her life where someone walks all over her and she doesn’t compare to others.
David 's... Luke 's, Helen 's, Jane 's... and Paul 's. Paul, the worst” (141). The stilted nature of this statement and the ellipsis between the names depict her reluctance to admit her mistakes and the blindness of her pursuit of perfection while inflicting severe damages on her surroundings. She mentions the harm she caused to herself first, implying egoistic intentions. On the other hand, as she states that the influence of her decisions on Paul is the worst, Harriet is developing self-consciousness and depicting that her children’s good is also crucial to
Misinterpretations When people are different and feeling cut off in a certain society, they cope in different ways. Some people become lonely and sad. Others may become delusional and see things that they think are real, but are truly a misrepresentation of the reality around them. In Katherine Mansfield’s short story “Miss Brill” we see that one person’s misinterpretations of her reality can lead her to pure unhappiness and misery in the society in which she lives.
In this essay Nancy Mairs presents herself as someone who is crippled. Out of many others possibilities of names to be called Mairs states that she prefers being called "crippled" because it is more straightforward and precise. In addition she states that she would like to be seen as a tough person whom fate/gods have not been kind to. The word "crippled" also evokes emotion from people which is also what she would like. Furthermore Nancy Mairs does not like other words such as "disabled" or "handicapped" to be used as a description her.
At the end of her chapter, “Body in Trouble”, Nancy Mairs notes that all too often individuals with physical disabilities are excluded from moral life. In her words, she says “people don’t generally expect much of a cripple’s character” and describes the difficulty of helping in normal charitable activities (such as serving at a soup kitchen). Mairs is realistic about her ability to contribute to certain charitable activities—she cannot chop vegetables or scrub dishes. If a life of service is a Christian calling, like the church affirms, how can we expand our idea of what “service” is so that all people can engage with it? What ways can those with disabilities provide care for non-disabled people, so that the direction does not strictly flow
Ms. Ackerman is setting up love in this paragraph because the feeling of love, how love can change feelings of people in many different ways. There are a lot of meanings to this very small word it could mean almost nothing or absolutely everything. In the paragraph it states "turned tough guys into mush" and what she means is love can change anybody's personality and on how they feel about a person. When she says that statement she means love can change anybody's feelings and anything, and change on how someone feels. That is how powerful love is it can turn the toughest guy in the world to the softest guy in the
In 1980, Dr. Robert Plutchik, an author and psychologist, decided to get in touch with feelings. He constructed a theory of emotions, categorizing them as primary, secondary, or tertiary. In short, a primary emotion is an immediate response, while a secondary emotion is incited by the former, leading to the tertiary emotion, the most vulnerable to one’s control, and typically the most tenacious. Initially, it’s a chain reaction, with each emotion catalyzing its successor. In her essay, Barbara Lazear Ascher observes the behavior of her fellow New Yorker’s interactions with their homeless populace.
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry is about a girl named Kira who has a twisted leg. The people in the community she lived in, was about to kick her out of the community. But because she have special talent, they let her stay in the community. The theme of the book is Don’t judge someone on their appearance and the second theme is Don’t underestimate people. The story shows these themes because kira was judged by her twisted leg, but she had a special talent that the community needed.