The rhetorical strategies and stylistic choices used in paragraphs one through three of Brent Staples’ essay, “Just Walk On By,” and paragraphs nine through ten of Judith Ortiz Cofer’s essay, “The Myth of the Latin Woman,” are all used to describe the authors’ experiences with racism. However, the individual methods they use differ in the scope and the detail of the events they describe. Staples describes his experiences with racism he had over an entire year, while Cofer describes a single event in much greater detail. This difference results in readers of Staples’ essay gaining an understanding of how widespread of a problem racism is, and readers of Cofer’s essay gaining an in depth understanding of how just how awful dealing with racism can be. …show more content…
This allows him to provide the key details which make the events meaningful, while still allowing him to cover a large number of events and demonstrate the scale of the issue. While describing one night, during which he frightened a woman who he happened to be walking behind, he takes time to describe his appearance and how it likely affected the woman’s actions. Though this detail is not essential for him to tell his story, it allows the reader to achieve a deeper understanding of the events by placing themselves in both his shoes, and the woman’s. Rather than simply stating that the event happened, he expands his points by guiding the reader through the thought process of the people he encountered. This allows them to achieve a much deeper understanding of the causes of the problem he is attempting to address, all without significantly decreasing the number of encounters he is able to
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Cary utilizes persuasive diction to develop the rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos and logos in her essay “Why Establish This Paper?” with examples such as, “to be always at the mercy of the demagogue”, “struck us forcibly” , and “do you agree with us?” By writing statements such as these, Cary develops and connects with her readers on multiple different levels and develops a tone that is extremely serious and defensive when it comes to publishing her paper and addressing the issue of segregation rooted so deeply into society. Cary develops highly supported argument by utilizing ethical reasoning and credible evidence to embody the logical scaffolding in which her claims are built off of. Her credibility comes through quite prominently
We are living in an era where media depictions of reality can be far from the truth. This is evident in the portrayals of the Black Lives Matter movement, as major news stations have polarizing views. With these portrayals comes underlying agendas, and with the current state of media, it is crucial to recognize these underlying purposes and portrayals to ensure that social change within the United States continues to progress. While the United states struggles with the depiction of African Americans, it is nothing new as it has been evident in literature for hundreds of years and seen in both “Caloya” and Narrative. These texts draw parallels to the current state of media; both use a common channel to express differing portrayals.
¨ The Pedestrian¨ by Ray Bradbury is about a man, Mr.Mead, who likes taking walks at night for hours and likes to watch the grey dark houses is stopped by a police around 8 o’clock and was asked many questions. He was soon asked to get in the dark cell-like car and was going to be taken to the Psychiatric Centre for Research on Regressive tendencies. The short story “The Hitchhiker” by Lucille Fletcher is about a man named Ronald Adams keeps encountering the same solitary hitchhiker as he drives alone across the country. At first, he is curious as to how the hitchhiker seems to be everywhere he goes, but then his sense of dread gradually increases. Ronald finally tries to stop at a phone booth to call his mother.
A study of anecdotal evidence in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Fear of a Black President raised this question: is the use of arguments based on narrative a principle all writers can use? To improve my understanding, we looked for emotionally charged accounts in other assigned essays. Our results suggest that ____ works best when the author has established his or her ethos. Within Fear of a Black President by Coates, there are two main examples of anecdotal evidence.
Cofer uses pathos in her essay against Latina stereotypes to evoke strong emotions from the audience. She has much disdain for these stereotypes, and her words do not hide that. In the opening paragraph Cofer tells the audience that she was not amused by the Irishman’s song, and her anger continues to show as the essay continues. However, she also uses her personal experiences to invoke emotion from the audience. Her description of career day at her high school is a prime example of that.
Stereotype As an U.S citizen immigrant I can relate to how both author from the story The Myth of the Latin woman: I just met a girl named Maria and Just walk on by: A black man ponders his power to alter public space felt in today society. In today world we constantly profiling, stereotype and racially characterize anyone and anything that look different from our skin color or race. This may seem out of place because of the obvious differences between the two author; one being male and female. Judith Ortiz Cofer being a female Puerto Rican educator and Brent Staples black African American educator. However, there are stereotypes associated with both Cofer and Staples cultures.
Within “Language and Literature from a Pueblo Indian Perspective,” Leslie Marmon Silko invites the audience to perceive language from another cultural perspective, a perspective that is quite dissimilar in respect to white American culture. Clearly, Silko has a multitude of tricks up her sleeve, for the utilization of innumerable and purposeful rhetorical strategies is evident within the text. Her rhetorical strategies not only assist the audience in understanding the significance of storytelling in the Pueblo culture, but they also draw a stark contrast between how white American culture views the theory of language and how the Pueblo citizenry view it. Silko renders her audience with a glimpse into another way of viewing language and literature,
While I was reading “The Myth of the Latin Women” by Judith Cofer, I could tell she had lots of emotion. Whenever she had an opportunity to express how she felt at a certain moment, she would. Cofer also went into detail about the stereotypes that are put onto Latinas especially here in the United States, but honestly its not only the Latinas that have bad stereotypes. Latinos in general are seen as people who just come here illegally, steal jobs, and commit crime. Like Donald Trump recently said during an interview that Latinos especially Mexicans are rapists and criminals.
In How to Tame a Wild Tongue, Gloria Anzaldua uses rhetoric and personal anecdotes to convey and persuade her argument that Latin Americans are forced to relinquish their cultural heritage, and to conform to white society. The evidence she provides comes in a variety of platforms, both literal and rhetorical. Rhetorical, being through emotional, logical, and credible appeals through her text. Literal being explicitly stated, without any further analysis necessary. When she utilises the modes of appeals, they are subtle within the texts, which leads the reader to analyse as they read.
A classic from the moment it first appeared in 1952, Invisible Man chronicles the travels of its narrator, a young, nameless black man, as he moves through the hellish levels of American tolerance and cultural blindness. Scholars have taken notice of Invisible man ever since its release and continue to scrutinize the novel for good reasons: it is fascinating; it brings forth many interpretations and debates; it questions one’s role in society; it addresses racism, etc. We experience the American racist society during the first half of the 20th century through the eyes of its narrator – an unnamed young Afro-American – who is forced to undertake a journey from his hometown in the south of America to the North in New York City, after he is rusticated from college. His journey comes to metaphorically represent his quest for self-enlightenment, which begins with blind ignorance, moves
The Decolonial Imaginary, an undoubtedly challenging book that makes the reader question not only their knowledge of history and theory but also the way in which it has been told through the centuries. Emma Pérez, a Chicana historian with her bachelors, masters, and doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, put into perspective the ideas of Freud, Foucault, archeology and genealogy to lead the reader through the deconstruction of Chicana feminist historiography. Pérez then reconstruct history in a way that breaks the destructive cycles of patriarchy. She crosses many boarders as she takes nationalist history and traverses it into a Chicana Feminism, and by doing so she rewrites history from the perspective of a decolonial imaginary.
The Rhetorical Analysis of “The Myth of the Latin Woman” There are many examples of incidents happened because of cultural differences. Some of them are short, single events, while other follow a person or social group for decades. Professor Judith Cortiz Cofer describes the second example in her essay The Myth of the Latin Woman that was originally published in Glamour in 1992. The author focused on the stereotypical view of Latin women from the perspective of the personal experience as a Puerto Rican girl and woman in the USA. Cofer based her essay on examples from her own life and observations of the problem in a broader sense.
“American History” is a short story written by Judith Ortiz Cofer in 1993. She was born in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico, in 1952 but then moved to United States when she was three years old. Her story narrates the experience of a fourteen-year-old Puerto Rican girl named Elena that lived with her family in New Jersey in the early 1960s, when racism and segregation were strongly present in America. This story’s main theme is ethnic racism since some of the characters demonstrate racist thoughts, dialogues and actions against Latin people, in this case towards Elena and her family. The author’s main purpose of writing this story was to criticize the xenophobic behaviours against Latin immigrants and to show how these innocent people can get affected