According to the essay, “ A Quilt of a Country” Anna Quindlen explains the forces and ideas that connect the United States is conflict and failures as seen by her use of facts and events like the 9/11 tragedy. In the text it states, “ When enormous tragedy, as it so often does, demands a time of reflection on enormous blessings.” By this quote Quindlen illustrates conflicts like the 9/11 tragedy happens but caused people to come together. When she says “reflection on enormous blessings” she means the blessing is people coming together and being there for one and another since they are all going through the same thing. Anna Quindlen also explains how failures unites us in some way ,she states, “ a great national striving consisting frequently
The author of the short story “A Quilt of a Country,” Anna Quindlen, used many effective tactics and arguments to demonstrate her opinion that “America is united, despite all of the diversities and tragedies that she has faced and had to overcome.” Anna Quindlen demonstrated in examples and analogies her argument and used them to her advantage in her persuasion and and effective points. Anna Quindlen also proves in the point that America is different from any other country. In contrast, Anna Quindlen does use the counter strategy not to defame her original arguments, but instead to help to better her ideals and points. For example, the first main example and point used to explain her argument that America is diverse, is the quote by the historian Daniel Boorstin, which reads “[O]f all the nations in the world, the United States was built in nobody’s image.”
I think the author Ben Michelson felt compelled to write the story tree girl from a personal experience that he had when visiting Guatemala himself. While there he met a young woman that survived the attempted annihilation in total genocide of the indigenous peoples of Guatemala. I think the author did a great job of using a fictitious character in Gabriella of shining a very graphic spotlight on to actual events that took place, allowing for an untainted look through the looking glass into another culture that many Americans don’t get to
Elders give advice and would always like to tell their own stories of how their youth was. We are able to appreciate what they have gone through while listening to their stories of racism they have dealt with in their time and the civil rights movement. We extract our current values from them. • Who are considered the recognized leaders in your family?
Luce is not denigrating, but supporting the journalists in order to prevent them from becoming too defensive. Additionally, she states in the following sentence that she is putting forth an effort to tell the truth in her speech and “begin[s] by saying that if there is much...wrong with the American Press, there is also much right with it.” The counterargument is introduced here, explaining that the American Press is not only bad, but also has good qualities, which may ameliorate the faults she adverts to and the improvements she
The third, and final, device Florence Kelley uses to build her argument is a shift in topic. Her speech is delivered to the National American Woman Suffrage Association, a group primarily concerned with the equality of voting laws. She vows to use her right to petition “in every possible way until the right to ballot is granted.” By referring to a common goal shared by the author and her audience, a sense of trust is established between the two parties.
Having experienced living within an American society, her attempt is to invite a new readership; one that could understand the situation of Arab Americans with no bias or indifference. Arab American writers have genuine intentions to negotiate with the American culture, yet they request the American people to listen to their real voice and to explore their real Americanness as well as Arabness. More importantly, Laila Halaby in her novel asks them to shed off the deteriorating perceptions they already have about Arabs. She requests them
Again on page 177, She uses the word rank instead of bad or gross to give us that super specific thought of how dirty and smelly their clothes were. All three of these tools that Jeannette uses really helps to shape her story in a way that is understandable, flowing, and simple. Using these tool she has transformed the meaning of the story from just a boring story to a story teeming with description and fun, big words. Jeannette Walls really does help her readers get a better grip on the deep meaning of her story by using these tools. After reading The Glass Castle I am sure that I could remember this story for a while as a great story from an author that cares about helping the readers best
As Americans, we pledge to fulfill our duty as citizens to achieve “liberty and justice for all.” When Elizabeth Cady Stanton took this pledge, she proved to be a true patriot, bringing suffrage to American women. When Martin Luther King Jr. took this pledge, he put his own life at risk in order to protect the lives and rights of his fellow Americans. When Rachel Carson took this pledge, she wrote a book dedicated to exposing the dangers of pesticides to both the environment and the American people. When I took this pledge, I considered all the activists who came before me
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives” this quote by Jackie Robinson reminds me of an article I recently read by Kathryn Jean Lopez titled “Egg Head”. In this article she uses rhetorical situations and strategies as a way to persuade and inform her readers, young women of the dangers of IVF (in-vitro fertilization). By using pathos, ethos, logos and the STAR method I will explain how Lopez expressed her views on the situation. Pathos refers to emotions, creating a response out of your feelings. Kathryn Jean Lopez makes a statement about her concerns.
Rebecca conducted herself manner were she respect the family and their values. In the book you can see how Rebecca wrote the story on the side of the family to show their side of the story and how she just didn’t care about the HeLa cells but what was Henrietta Lacks and her family’s backstory and how HeLa came to be and what was life like for them. In conclusion, I believe Rebecca Skloot was different in her research and how she wrote her book compared to how the scientific community and media shared and wrote about Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells
Some possible reasons that makes Nora Rodriguez a hero are that she tried helping immigrants to get legalized in the U.S by telling them what to put in the forms. In the article ir says,"She helps them to fill out forms and to write letters the immigration office requires. "This shows that she likes helping those who need the help. This evidence is important because it shows that not all Americans are mean and selfish. Another possible reason that makes Nora Rodriguez a hero is that she helps anybody and doesn 't care of nationality.
Although Katherine Dettwyler was an American, she was very understanding and wanted to do all she could to focus on the health issues facing the Bambara. Through cultural relativism, Dettwyler was able to understand Malian culture and answer her research questions. This made me proud realizing that many anthropologists see things from another cultures point of view instead of looking down on them and making them feel that their traditional ways are wrong. Dettwyler inspired me to also give biomedicine a chance in my life. Dettwyler stresses that poor infant feeding and weaning practices in Mali leads to chronic childhood malnutrition.
As part of my ongoing quest to understand the intersectional and multi-faceted world we live in, I was drawn to the McIntosh reading “White Privilege:Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” and its powerful commentary on racial biases affecting women in our modern world. I loved the way she spoke about the many simple things that she as a white person doesn’t need to worry about as a default, which non-white people wouldn’t,like the assumption that her tax audits would be executed fairly and without ludicrous scrutiny. This reading inspired me to venture out into my home town and look for an event that spoke to the same issues. I found myself in a small art gallery which was featuring various pieces by indigenous women. The exhibit had a particular focus on the
The charity works with international partners to help marginalized communities throughout the world find their voice and combat crises. One of the charity’s programs is the Advocacy Quilts, which are used to tell the stories of marginalized people. Kay Scanlan, a sophomore in the program, was so moved by the quilts that she decided they needed to be brought to Salve. Along with a few other Nuala Pell scholars Scanlan began coordinating the event.