I support my statement, for the lack of participation of the girl in the story. The old lady talks all the time, and because there are no periods, it gives the idea of no interruption while she is talking. ¨Girl¨ is an interesting story that touches different themes and even controversial topics. Gender- oriented topics are explored by the author through the story, exposing the meaning is has to be a woman in two important areas such as gender identity and sexuality. Kincaid writes, “this is how to bully a man; this is how a man bullies you; this is how to love a man, and if this doesn’t work there are other ways, and if they don’t work don’t feel too bad about giving up; this is how to spit up in the air if you feel like it” (44).
Maya Angelou once said, “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” This quote of hers invokes strength and courage through her tone and use of stylistic devices. Maya Angelou beliefs on the human spirit and freedom are of strength and courage. Her beliefs are interpreted by her style from four of her works of literature: an excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, “New Directions,” “Caged Bird,” and “Woman Work.” From an excerpt in her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou’s tone is personal and philosophical, as well as the dialect reflects her belief of
In her novel, The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan focuses on the fact that the bond between a mother and daughter can overcome any ethnic barrier. Despite there being many disagreements and arguments about the ways to live their lives, Tan defies this issue by creating a bond that is unbreakable even though the experienced different upbringings. Certain disagreements keep the novel interesting and create a conflict depicting the problems stemming from this barrier. Through her use of similes, metaphors, and flashbacks, Tan shows how the bond between a mother and daughter can withstand even the strongest cultural differences. Tan expresses the changing connection between the main characters’ mother-daughter relationship through the use of metaphors.
She strongly believes they should and writes her essay with a passion that shows just that. In order for readers to see her point of view she must first establish credibility and gain the reader’s trust. She uses logic and her own authority as Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow School, along with the viewport of the school’s founder to do just that. It’s apparent that Paxson assumes the reader is friendly since she doesn’t give much background on the issues facing the decline of humanities now, but does talk about how throughout history the need for humanities has
Cullington after summarizing her research and having said both sides of opinions about texting affecting writing, she used the results as evidence of why Cullington disagreed that texting has no effect in writing. “On the basis of my own research, experts research, and personal observations, I can confidently state that texting is not interfering with student’s use of standards written English…” (Cullington 370). As you can see she used the strategy of disagreeing but with an explanation and summarized what her discoveries were. Cullington also agreed that texting is used on an everyday basis and at every moment that is possible. To agree to this Cullington included her own personal experience as a reference that texting effectively is used anywhere at any
The reflection process begins with thinking about an incident and how the situation can be utilised in future situations. The process consists of being open, this would involve an individual looking at things from a different perspective. In addition, the process would involve being inquisitive, desiring knowledge. With reflection it is important that the individual is honest, which needs to be reflected in written record keeping, this enables others to easily understand what has occurred (Williams et al, 2012). Reflective practice is mainly used to assist nurses and healthcare professionals to gain an
I believe the structure Naylor used to tell her story - having each person’s background, one after another, told without disruption - is appropriate for it does not disrupt the flow, as it would if the perspectives were alternated between the characters a multitude of times. The search for a home is one of the main themes of this novel. Each woman’s individual voice reinforces this theme as each woman had gone through some circumstance that forced them to move to the impoverished Brewster Place neighborhood. One of these woman, for example, was Mattie whose son, Basil, was just arrested. After hearing the conditions of Basil’s cell, she asked her lawyer, “I’ve got my house; it’s mine and paid for.
She built a solid relationship with the three inmates by writing letters to encourage and uplift, going to visit and challenging the inmates to think outside of the norms that were placed on them by society which shows her charisma and intellectual stimulation. Davis treated everyone she encountered as an individual and not just as someone belonging to a certain group, which demonstrates her individual consideration. Davis also identifies with another leadership style named authentic leadership. Angela Davis exudes Authentic Leadership because she understands her purpose, practices solid values and connects with her
In the Oxford Dictionary, a challenge is described as, “A task or situation that tests someone 's abilities,” (Oxford Dictionary, n.d.) From the insight provided in this course, I have come to realize that challenges do not necessarily test one’s abilities, but can confront the strength of a group dynamic. This being said, tasks can come up in women’s friendships very easily, and the challenge tests the relationship between one another, and how they will handle it. Throughout this course, I have been referring back and forth with my Challenges to Female Friendship Narrative. I found more ways to view the original scenario, and secondary challenges that may have been present. It has allowed me to learn of the challenges I may have been creating myself, as well as minor ones that lead up to the major situation.
Watson is not trying to build towards her own sense of credibility or authority, but instead, she is building up everyone’s credibility. Later on, Ms. Watson continues this point by saying “If not me, who?” (Watson, 10:49) This is one of the most effective statements in Ms. Watson’s speech, as it is attempting to show the audience that all you need to join the conversation about feminism is that you care regardless of context. Ms. Watson uses the effectiveness of her last statement to propel her following statement, “If not now, when?” (Watson, 10:54) In asking “when” she is making a very effective sense of
By being successful with their sit in, the women of Liberia managed to earn peace within their borders, as well as practice justice in their government. These practices were used to justify the purpose and effectiveness of nonviolent resistance. Individuals such as Henry David Thoreau and the Liberian women were able to explain that nonviolent resistance is justified by being able to prove that it’s peaceful, and by being able to successfully encourage participation. These methods helped ensure no harm to individuals involved in the resistance by equipping them with the means to justify nonviolent
The book speaks to many people because of all the different voices, and Anna Deavere Smith leaves the interviews open. Smith does a superb job of not criticizing her interviews and this achieves her goal of instilling change. Smith does not sugarcoat her book, every word in the interviews are from those people. Smith leaves her interviews open, it let’s the reader connect with the story. Throughout the book there are some interviews that could question the truth of what really happened during the riots.
Lorde’s quote “poetry is not a luxury, but a necessity of our existence” means that women should use their voices and channel their energy into poetry. Since poetry is accepted, women aren’t being deviant. Many women still don 't understand the hidden power that they have. “As we learn more and more to cherish our feelings, and to respect those hidden sources of power, true knowledge and lasting action follow” (Lorde, 1982, pg. 281).
He argues that oral histories should be listened to because of their political and cultural backgrounds. This article will serve as further support for the answer to the research question, in that oral tradition contains not just simply tradition, but carries history and
Another method that can ignite ethos is an understanding. If the audience sees that the speaker clearly understands the audience’s perspective and tries to relate to their experiences, then they can have better judgment on the speaker. Expertise. The last technique to create ethos is expertise. When the audience can tell when a speaker is deriving their sources from their research accurately, this can show the audience that the speaker has a certain level of expertise.