Nancy Mairs describes herself as a “cripple” and only that. In the passage, she describes her reasoning behind her fondness of the word “cripple” and not other terms more openly used by others such as “disabled” or “handicapped.” To achieve getting her message out she uses different tones and specific words. Mairs applied a positive tone when describing the definition of cripple. She makes the reader see “cripple” in a positive way referring to a Gospel and defining it as “a lover of words.” She even goes on to include her own personal opinion in which she claims she likes the accuracy of how it describes her condition. On other terms she switches to a negative approach ultimately, questioning how fit the words were to her current state.
In the passage, Nancy Mairs, who has multiple sclerosis, calls herself “a cripple.” Mairs presents herself in the passage by using rhetorical features such as tone, word choice, and rhetorical structure. Among other vocabulary possibilities, she specifically choose cripple to be the word that describes her. Why she choose this word, she wasn’t really sure. Perhaps because the word cripple doesn't hide the truth from the outside: “ I have long since grown accustomed to them; and if they are vague, at least they hint at the truth.” Perhaps she uses the word “cripple” to show that her conditions is more severe for it to be described as “handicapped” or “disabled.” The rhetorical feature she used was tone; it showed that she has already accepted
Despite the fact that Nancy Mairs chose a well diction and sarcastic tone to evoke readers empathy toward her essay , she also evokes a sympathetic response to her audience by telling reader that she does not feel sorry for being a cripple. She uses satirical description of her feelings , by allowing reader to see that she also felt sympathy for herself. Although Mairs, evokes empathy when telling her story, her sympathetic response toward her illness shows that she felt disconnected with her illness and that she did not have nothing else than to take what her destiny brought her. According to Mairs “
However, it 's an uplifting novel despite it 's features of both rape and murder. The novel´s realism allows people of all backgrounds to be able to sympathize and understand the situation of losing someone close to them by unfortunate means. What Alice Sebold wants to convey to her readers is that although terrible situations can present themselves randomly, life goes on. It 's a choice one has to decide in order to learn to live with their past and live with themselves. Even the author herself had experienced a very similar encounter, yet she was determined to keep going; as a result, she has proven that there is light even in the darkest of
Out of the three philosophies of life, Realism, Romanticism, and Naturalism, in Cather’s book I believe she favored naturalism. Naturalism seems good to have because knowing that something happened for a reason, and beyond one’s control helps with resentment. In the book “O Pioneers” Cather includes all three philosophies of life in a way that ties them all together. Realism helps keep people grounded and lets them see both sides of something. It does not show up as much as the other philosophies do, but Cather still puts parts in there where Realism gets noticed.
With this as an overall theme, each story also has their own theme within. Her goal is to focus on the awareness of all bodies and remind her readers that beauty can come out of ugly places. Her use of the word is dependent on the characters in each of the stories, and the word changes depending on the context by representing the physical as well as mental condition of these characters. In The Kontrabida, the body describes Steve 's sick father, being given images of a sickly, decaying, and lifeless being. Steve describes that "his body looked not only thin but vacuum-dried, desiccated - less human than the prehistoric
The real life experiences of R. J. help to create the realistic feeling to her novel. Her choice to use different perspectives was wisely chosen, in order to show the way that August touches and changes lives. Showing different points of view on the same incident show the way things can be misunderstood, such as with the friendship between Olivia and Miranda. Each perspective builds on one another to create the world of Wonder. Like with life, one perspective is not all there is to an experience.
The book gives us inside thoughts of how Meg is truly feeling, enabling us to feel her loss. We do not get the same effect in the movie. Meg’s thoughts prove that the book was better than movie. Mostly because books include the thoughts and feelings of a character more in depth. The quote above shows how Meg truly feels about herself through her thoughts.
She is able to fathom and represent feelings of giving birth. The third stanza relapses into Lorde’s distinctive hidden meaning style. This stanza, about post birth, was the most difficult for me to understand because it was not an experience I could relate to as well as Lorde’s change in writing. After consulting passages in Warrior Poet I feel that I have interpreted Lorde’s work to the best of my
Then, the author talked about a lack of gender equality, and he agrees if women are deserve to be given a choice for themselves. 3. I see a creative writing here, because it’s a personal experience. I always enjoy narrative because it’s easy to read, and we can feel the emotion and use our imagination to create what the story is like in our head. The author also inserts a couple of quotes that he got from interviewing women in Saudi to make this passage more convincing.