In the essay, The Devil’s Bait by Leslie Jamison, Jamison emphasizes her paper about Morgellons Disease. Throughout her essay, Jamison introduces the urgency of the disease by going to a location that is known to have many people asking the doctors to believe them. The reason Morgellons Disease is an urgent topic that must be discussed is because many people feel like their voices are not being heard and ignored. Many have a disease whom they see as needing emergency treatment, however they are being told it is their brain playing tricks on them. The rhetor is compelled to speak about this issue for it gives those whom she interviewed a sense of voice and a call out to doctors to be more understanding of their patients.
The disease redrew her personal sketch, becoming something though physically lacking, yet resilient beyond comparison. By combining rhetorical strategies with rhetorical appeals, Mairs presents herself in a way that invokes an emotional response from the reader. After losing the ability to operate her legs properly, Mairs begins to declare herself a “cripple”. She proclaims this knowing people cringe whenever someone is called a cripple. Mairs herself doesn’t fully comprehend why she decided on this title, but she believes that she wants others to see her as a “tough customer”.
Sadly, people can pass on without leaving much of a legacy behind; questions may have gone unanswered, words could have been left unsaid. Some may say that it is okay because it will not matter in death, but it will to the people that care about you and vice versa, “whether or not we give much thought to it, everyone else we know will” (Chittester, 2008). As people often say, life is too short and tomorrow is not guaranteed. We must take advantage of the time we do have and use it as an opportunity to make it the best life we can for ourselves and those who we leave behind or come after
Mildred isn’t worried about her husband. She doesn’t know that it could be worse. And without knowledge of how important things are, she can easily detach herself from caring about anything. Making her cold, and uncaring. The citizens of F41 have lost the ability to listen.
She is so out of control that she doesn’t even take care of her own self at times. When Montag was sick, she didn’t sincerely care. He asked her for help by ringing him some medicine and turning down the parlor, but that was the point she cared for them more than him, so she did not turn them down. She is only with society and does not want to change by any means. She doesn’t even realize how to be different from everyone
This alludes the reader to remember the conditions of how mentally ill humans were treated and how most people would have to resort to mental institutions. So even if the husband in hand made the illness worse by secluding her, he is not the monster. But there is still the problem with her seclusion as a whole and psychologically pushes her to have lack of meaning to life. This is where her imagination begins to wonder through the wallpaper and from a psychological standpoint does what is expected -- creates a reason to be in the world and try to subconsciously overcome the issue by creating a woman who needs help out of the
Mairs states, “People-crippled or not-wince at the word “cripple”...Perhaps I want them to wince” (245). She does not believe in just trying to sympathize what she has, or to even fool anyone. Her choice of the word “cripple” is a strategy she uses to confront the social issues regarding her
Although Mark and Nancy couldn’t be reached, I asked Tex and Junko if their perspectives had changed since then. Both replied with a simple, one worded answer: “No.” This was flabbergasting, as it was hard to comprehend why this humorous yet disastrous story was fun for them. Going deeper, I found that Junko did not even care about the natives or their threat, and had hardly considered them in the event. “I was so nervous about the jump.” So nervous that she in fact did not even care that the natives could’ve killed them, much less think of them. In fact, Junko even said that she would jump off that cliff again if she had the chance and the
Montag does not really realize that it is out to get him, he just knows he does not like it and they should fix it. But he is only feeling this way because he has books and feels guilty, but he is taking his guilt by storm. Mildred is very attached to her ‘family’ in the wall. When she is mad or irritated with Montag she goes and talks to her ‘family’ because they make her feel better. But she is just programmed to think that because in reality it does not.
“The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how well life gets again after the hell is over.” People are unable to realize how their situation can be resolved better than having to kill themselves. Terminally ill patients are notorious for taking their lives before they can realize the mistake they are making. They believe that it is best for their situation, however, there are multiple reasons for why they should reconsider their actions before something terrible happens. Doctor assisted suicides should not be allowed because of the effects it has on the deceased loved ones and how more terminally ill patients are overcoming their disabilities. Two major reasons for why doctor assisted suicides should be stopped
I think later start times are very good. In the article it states that, "They also improve academic success, attendance, medical health and cut sleep-related car accidents" (NEWSELA). I agree because I hate getting up and then I don 't want to go to school because it is so early. If they delayed it an hour, then I could function and be excited for school. So many times I have gotten sick because I got up so early and it was cold so I got sick because I didn 't get enough sleep.