And if “Had anyone been there with her, she’d have been still and faint and hot with chagrin, (Mairs 259).” Instead of pitying herself, Mairs is able joke about her hardships in her day-to-day life despite having physical incapabilities. She then continues with a steady, yet uplifting tone as she explains the reasoning behind why she labels herself as a “cripple”, stating that it is a “clean word, straightforward, and precise, (Mairs 260).” She believes that words like “disabled” or “handicapped” are words that are “moving [her] away from her condition, to be widening the gap between word and reality, (Mairs 260).” By using these euphemisms for her condition, people tend to view her as something she isn 't.
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.”
Therefore, she explains that humans show detrimental actions, during times of
Something the mere eye cannot capture. I could go on and write a whole paragraph on PTSD and all the other accompanying side effects but in the end we would understand just as much. Or we would just have to accept this person’s reality individually and not how we want to create another person’s reality for ourselves. With this in mind I would like to ultimately thank Laurie Halse Anderson as she did a wonderful job in portraying a young girl’s struggles. I would like to assume that rape is a more common occurrence for teenage girls than most people might think.
Care ethics encapsulates the moral theory that leads Anna to take her stance. Care ethics theory emphasizes the focus on relationships, particularly of those we take responsibility for, and values emotions. It also suggests that the perspectives and experiences of women differ from that men, which can be influential in the way decisions are made (Collier & Haliburton, 2015 p. 31). Anna’s experiences, I believe are important, despite not having immediate family and being abandoned by her boyfriend, her decision to have this child showcases her willingness to have a relationship and bond with the child. Her experiences may have allowed her to see the world much differently, perhaps the same vulnerability she perceives her child will have.
In the report, “multitasking can make you lose... um … focus” Alina Tugend, reminds her audience that multitasking does not simply work. Alina Tugend is effective in using logos and ethos by building up her credibility and making use of many facts and statistics to persuade her readers that multitasking is ineffective and only increases levels of anxiety and stress
The author calls attention to that selfies can be an approach to get into a youngsters interior issues in this way it can help therapists and advisors who manage pained adolescents. Sifferlin then notes that selfies are compelling and can make unfortunate propensities among youths, on the off chance that they see them in selfies. As the author finishes up, she recommends that
Imagine going through a breaking point in life. A point to where it is so awful and unbearable. Going through life complications will and can affect an individual. Oppression can affect how oppressed people think, including loss of hope, making changes in society, and having acceptance.
The media was going after her like vultures, and which is what truly matters to the scene. The truth behind showing her may have been to create an impression about how hard and frosty the mother must be to get off on the reality she 's on television, yet it 's about how icy and figuring the neighborhood media was, on account of the nearby media assumed a dreadful part of this situation. Allowing this in the film connects the audience into still believing that the makers of this film were on the side of the “guilty” members in
Coming into the light consists of a Deaf person’s journey towards finding their Deaf identity. As we learned in class, some Deaf people struggle to find their identity due to not knowing the resources available to them or having bad experiences with hearing people. This causes them to have a little d but when they find who they truly are they develop a big D and embrace being Deaf. As for the visual scream, it is when someone makes a visual gesture that seems like they’re making a loud sound but there is no sound with it. This is often seen in silent films or done by Deaf performers to add emotion to their performances.
Mary Mcaleese, one of the former presidents of Ireland, works as a current affairs journalist who truly researches her topic. In fact, she once spent a day in a wheelchair in Dublin, one of the most unfriendly wheelchair cities in the world. She once said, “people with disabilities have abilities too” (Mcaleese). Many people throughout the world develop stereotypes, and those who have disabilities make up a great number of these stereotypes. These people need to understand that their body has limits, but their mind does not.
The video Sound of Fury as well as the book both cover a wide range of what deafness is. The video showcases different individuals who have been apart of the Deaf community taking differing paths. The book covers the overall picture and important terminology surrounding deafness. The book both cover the difficulties and controversies surrounding cochlear implants, the importance of Deaf culture to Deaf individuals, and overall academic achievement. The book and the video look at these topics through sharing of personal experience and research.
In a essay by Nancy Mairs, the author argues that even though someone is disabled you do not need to treat them like they are their disability. Mairs support her claim by giving examples of how people treat her and how advertisers turn away from using disabled people in their commercials. Mairs purpose is to use catalogs, logical fallacy, and illusion in order to show that disable and able-bodied people are very alike. Based on the use of illusion, simile, and euphemism, Mairs is writing for the educated yet common