Rhetorical Analysis Of Nancy Mairs

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In this essay Nancy Mairs presents herself as someone who is crippled. Out of many others possibilities of names to be called Mairs states that she prefers being called "crippled" because it is more straightforward and precise. In addition she states that she would like to be seen as a tough person whom fate/gods have not been kind to. The word "crippled" also evokes emotion from people which is also what she would like. Furthermore Nancy Mairs does not like other words such as "disabled" or "handicapped" to be used as a description her. Mairs informs the audience that these words bring confusion, and often expand or move away from her condition and widen the gap between word and reality. The tone of this word crippled seems to

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