Growing Up Rhetorical Analysis

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Parallel Structure “You is kind, you is smart. You is important.” pg. 107 This demonstrates parallel structure because it repeats “you is” three times, this part Aibileen reminds the little white child she takes care of Mae Mobley what she is when she is feeling down. Ethos “ Jackson’s just one white neighborhood after the next and more springing up down the road. But the colored part of, we one big anthill” pg.15 This is ethos because it describes the community and state as well as how white people and colored people lived and also shows the privilege and bias there was in the 1960’s. Situational Irony “They raise a white child and then twenty years later the child becomes the employer.” pg. 125 This is situational irony because the help in the novel always takes care of the white children and then later on when they grow as adults then the same child is the employer who hires…show more content…
All my life I'd been told what to believe about politics, coloreds, being a girl. But with Constantine's thumb pressed in my hand, I realized I actually had a choice what I could believe." pg. 74 This quote demonstrates allegory because Skeeter is remembering when her help which was Constantine gave skeeter that moment in life that she can control her own actions which can tie into political thoughts as well as what she thought about colored people herself. Characterization “She's got no goo on her face, her hair's not sprayed, her nightgown like an old prairie dress. She takes a deep breath through her nose and I see it. I see the white-trash girl she was ten years ago. She was strong. She didn't take no shit from nobody.” pg. 365 This is an example of characterization because it is talking about Celia which is Minny recent employer, this is iconic part because Minny describes her in the total opposite of the expectation of a white women in the 1960’s a rich one too.
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