Salma Shalash's The Other Face

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Black holes are very huge formations in the space that have a tremendous tendency for absorbing everything in the surrounding, and so our personalities are. We are born as void-memory children who couldn’t differentiate between right and wrong. However, we were also programmed in a certain manner that tells us what we are supposed to be, or exhibit. Socialization is a main clue which is regarded as a programming utility for our personalities. Therefore, Salma Shalash, in The Other Face, had a desire in shedding the light over the effect of personality programming, socialization, on relationships, with respect to gender considerations. Shalash conducted her message by writing a short temporary Egyptian story of a couple, being about to marry. Shalash’s message is supported by major themes, main character traits, and…show more content…
“Pathos” was used explicitly by grabbing the emotions and feeling of the audience by the unexpected spontaneous reaction of the fiancée ("Ethos, Pathos, and Logos"), showing her real mask, when she noticed that her relationship and marriage are subjected to danger. “Ethos” is achieved by relying on a divorced axial character, a friend of hers. The former dependence paves the audience mind for the fact that marriage, at that environment, ceases being a divorce when problems, related to misperceiving personalities, arise among couples. The author also accounted for the left-brain audience who are mainly interested in one-to-one events; consequently, “Logos”, as a persuasion mode, was used as a transition between Shalash’s knowing that her relationship with Fouad would be adversely affected and her spontaneous reaction, based on her character, of the unexpected visit. To sum up, The Other Face, by Salma Shallash, managed to conduct the message, triggered by the author’s exigency, through a theoretical writing model integrating both persuasion and original writing

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