Allegories are used for many reasons, such as debating about politics, or create moral meanings, but what intrigues me is that authors are able to express their ideas on controversies going on in the world with their stories, at the same time, it give a better context to the story, and give a peek of how it would feel if the reader was in the situation, just with an allegory. Kate Chopin, most assumedly, was a supporter of the feminist movement, and she showed her support of the women’s movement through her allegories, for example her short story “The Story of an Hour.” "Story of an Hour” starts out with Richard, Brently Mallard’s friend, came home with terrible news that Louise Mallard’s husband, Brently Mallard died in a train accident.
Therefore, Kaysen is critiquing mental institutions by highlighting the cruelty of mental illness, although she did display some symptoms of borderline personality disorder this was not recurrent. The question here is whether Kaysen deserved to be diagnosed in the first place remains unanswered. Hence, writing is a form of resistance for her as she documents her life in this universe and how It is a form of therapy to help her come to terms with her diagnosis which is something she keeps coming back to in the novel. Juliet Mitchell argues “feminism in initiating a system of thought…asserts…that there is a contradiction in the social relations between men and women”(Mitchell, 1984:79). As her book was published in 1966 it relates to some of the issues that Kaysen is highlighting in her novel.
The author mentioned popular media people (like Rita Moreno) and literary characters (“Mammy” from Gone with the Wind) to show the source and the deepness of stereotypes. She includes dialogues and description of own ruefulness during the current event to create more emotion-oriented essay. Several main issues and single words are highlighted with the aid of italics, like the word ripen (Cofer 4) that showed boy’s expectances to Cofer’s sexual behavior. Was it author’s choice or not, the decision helps readers to see an important topic.
These individuals retaliate with spite in their hearts and only want to achieve chaos as their primary goal. Yet, this mentality of violent protesting undermines the solidary among communities and negatively impacts the righteous cause. Violent protesting demonstrates the implementation of a short-term strategy to show the accumulation of anger and frustration among communities. The 1992 Los Angeles Riots demonstrated a prime example of the release of the accumulative of anger and frustration among the African American community. According to Bert Useem, a professor of sociology at Purdue University, the acquittal of four police offers from the assault case of Rodney King triggered the response of the Los Angeles Riots (Useem, 1997, p.357).
Novelist, Roxane Gay, in her essay “The careless Language of Sexual Violence”, voices her concerns about rape culture and how it is perpetuated in today’s society. She uses anaphora, imagery, and rhetorical questions in order to demonstrate how society “carelessly” (131) normalizes rape. In her essay, Gay uses rhetorical questions and anaphora to further stress her concerns and talk about how writers are gratuitous when talking about rape. She opens her essay using anaphora comparing “crimes” to “atrocities.
Rhetorical Analysis of “The Jian Ghomeshi Effect: I Plan to Speak Now” In the article “The Jian Ghomeshi Effect: I Plan to Speak Now,” Camilla Gibb writes about the recent Jian Ghomeshi case and how important it is to realize that bystanders of sexual harassment can change the outcome for a victim by intervening and speaking out. Gibb persuades readers to stop the silence and address the harassment head on through her use of personal experiences, conversational language, and imagery. The article begins with Gibb introducing the reader to Ghomeshi by sharing her own personal experiences of both being harassed and of not speaking on behalf of others, she also adds stories of other women. Her personal experiences take up most
The Stonewall Rebellion of 1969 was a series of riots counteracting a violent police raid at Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City, New York. Resulting from the years of mistreatment towards members of the LGBT community, the uprising was a work in progress that would heavily affect the way many viewed the community. The rebellion demonstrated the immense conflict became between the LGBT community and the rest of society and set the stage for future compromises to come in the close to fifty years following the uprising. The Stonewall Rebellion of 1969 had a significant effects on the United States socially, politically and religiously and was a catalyst for the future of the United States’ Gay Rights Movements. Background of Mistreatment
The 1960’s and before was a miserable time for the LGBT+ community, with simply expressing love being illegal. Police stormed into gay clubs to arrest said “criminals,” which is exactly what happened on June 28, 1969. The community was already fed up with the past - this just fueled the fire. Danny Garvin, a Stonewall rioter, said, “Something snapped. It’s like, this is not right.”
According a study conducted by Chaney and Robertson, American’s attitudes about police officers have changed dramatically in the past ten years. Their study, which appeared in The Journal of African American Studies, suggests that instead of feeling safe and protected by police, many citizens actually feel animosity towards police officers, and are mistrustful and suspicious towards them (Chaney and Robertson 480). This situation seems almost impossible to rectify, especially since law enforcement is given the authority and the privilege to use force not only by the law, but also by society. In order to allow law enforcement officers this power, the public must completely trust those who are protecting them, and must believe that police are using force responsibly and ethically. People naturally assume that the police are well-trained to use force appropriately and fairly without prejudices.
Ayn Rand thinks people should be warned about the dangers of people taking away their freedom. Rand wrote a book on freedom of the individual, titled Anthem. Anthem is a novella about Equality 7-2521 breaking the law to write a story about discovering his freedom. Rand uses tone, theme, and symbolism to alert the reader about freedom. Rand shows the contrast of being enslaved and being free throughout her book.
In the article, “Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice” by Frances Lee, the author educates the audience on the problems within the activist community. Lee, who is a QTPOC (queer, trans, person of color), published this article on a feminist/activist blog Autostraddle.com. With the use of Pathos and metaphors, the author successfully achieved their purpose to educate. The author uses the writing strategy Pathos throughout their article in order to appeal to the audience 's emotional side.
The Impact it had on the rioters was that the national guard and police arrested 600 people during the riot. “When President Jim Carey came into town when he was on the middle of the speech the rioters were about to start a riot and harm the president”(Donnie). These events made the Blacks realize we are hurting our comment and need to stop. All of those events lead up to the city realizing what damage they did to the community. During the time when Arthur McDuffie was beat to his death by Dade county police officers, an event of riots broke out in Dade county, these deadly events created very bad damage to the black community and caused more racial conflict in the community.