Lewinsky The Price Of Shame Analysis

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In trying to analyze Monica Lewinsky’s “The Price of Shame”, I had to go first to the definition and causes of shame. I started with the dictionary definition of shame. “Shame is the painful emotion caused by a consciousness of guilt or shortcoming or impropriety.” Hmmmm, so being attacked online is not shame? Guess not. This writing, likely is not going to be politically correct in today’s world because many do not want to accept the consequences of their actions. I see her humiliation and shame as a natural consequence of what she did and her actions. If one robs a grocery store although they know it is wrong is there shame attached? Should there be? There is no shame attached unless they are caught, then the consequences not only shame the…show more content…
She was not seventeen, she was twenty-two and in the business/political world so she was not a victim as she tries to portray herself throughout this speech. She tries to use pathos (evoking pity) where there should be none by the reader/listener. She never apologizes for the damage she did in that affair or takes any responsibility for her actions. It was all about how others attacked her. She said: “I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo, and, of course, that woman.” Then she turns around and states: “Now we call it cyberbullying and online harassment.” WHAT?? She was not called those things online but in the press and at the Congressional and court hearings. She did make a good argument and it might have been a persuasive and valid one if she was not doing things she knew if found out would hurt her and others, not to mention making a fool of the President of this country throughout the world. Taking no fault from Bill Clinton, but she knew he was a “ho-dog’ when she hooked up with him and followed him all over the country. She just thought she was “the one” he would keep. Big surprise there, so my guess is that is what caused her
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