In her essay, “Where I Came from is Like This,” the author Paula Gunn Allen effectively utilizes ethos, logos, and pathos to convince her audience, women studies and ethnic scholars, of her claim that the struggles of American Indian women have had with their identities. Gunn Allen uses all three modes of persuasion to describe the struggles of American Indian women. She uses ethos to strengthen her credibility, logos to logically explain the issue, and pathos to emotionally explain the struggles of American Indian women have had with their identities. With ethos she tells us where she is from and how she got her information, which makes her more trustworthy and believable. In her essay Gunn Allen uses Logos to describe how American Indian Women were treated compared to how European Women were treated at the time.
When I did the interview to Miss. Zuleth Lucero I learned that she wanted to go to law school but when she walked into her first law political science class she was discouraged because of her gender and race. Zuleth’s comment made me realize that many women in America are probably in the same situation as her. What I also learned found in this interview is that Miss. Lucero is well educated women whose dreams were shaped because she was discouraged when she realized that she was not going to be able to do well in Law school.
In the Civil Rights Movement, Jewish women played important roles. These women choose to work in social justice movement. They worked as campus organizers, demonstrators, communications coordinators, human resource managers. They understand the struggles of not given equality because this new idea once contradicted with their Jewish tradition. Jew women are changing how they are viewed in society, realizing they are as equal to
Catharine and her sister became the first teachers in the seminary. Catharine did not adhere to the belief that women were solely homemakers, but rather believed that women needed to be well educated in order to achieve moral development and education of their children. Catharine was ambitious and wanted to teach her students subjects that she had not learned herself. She took lessons in Latin from her brother, Edward Beecher, head of the Hartford Latin School. A few weeks later, she began teaching it to her students.
Dr. Grene attempts to piece together her past and gains a sense of her identity as the book progresses. The themes of identity of comparable here because in this passage, Grace endeavors to save her own identity rather than losing it among the libels in the newspaper. Roseanne decides to write the autobiography in order to have a written testament to who she really was, rather than just false stories and rumors. Margaret Atwood creates a vivid image of the atmosphere and cultural beliefs of mid-19th century America. However, she also depicts European values during the same time period.
This literature speaks about the concerns of Human existence in extremis. The writers draw upon Jewish preoccupation with time, memory, loss and history as they develop their fiction. In Jephte's Daughter, Ragen masterfully portrayed religious women and the obstacles they have to climb to adjust or change their lives. Batsheva, a free spirit who thought she could take over the world, who had big dreams that also included marrying and
When first hearing her introduction I didn’t quite understand how that was going to tie back in with her speech, but once she finished her introduction it began to make a little more sense. In addition, in her concluding paragraph she tied her belief of not being sorry for being herself into her attention getter like her weird scarf collection, or her never killing bugs. Not apologizing if you don’t mean it, gratitude is greater than apologies, and not being sorry for who you are were three main points that struck me the most from “No Apology Living.” Megan did a good job of really persuading me to want to live a life like this. It is a way that could help turn my life into being more positive. “I’m sorry,” is just a phrase that seems ingrained into our minds and flows at the thought of us trying to act as a little bandage in a
That is proven through a quote from the book, “Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else” (Stockett 83). This quote wasn’t said by Skeeter herself, but it was advice from Mrs. Stein to write about what bothers her. This quote proves that she cares about the maids, because she is bothered by how they are treated. It is through her compassion for the colored maids and her father’s colored field hands that she feels the need to sit down and write the book. Not only, does the book display Skeeter’s love and compassion, but it brings out Aibileen’s and Minny’s.
Frank’s struggles contributed to her personal growth in becoming who she wants to be by making her more curious, making her a more independent girl, and a generally better person. On January 2nd, 1944 she started her diary by asking questions. “Can you tell me why people go to such great lengths to hide their real selves?” she wrote. Being in a room cut off by society must make her feel helpless. She is becoming more curious because she wants to know about everything.
Tan that despite its evident differences to Cofer’s memoir is discussing the same trials ethnic, culturally diverse people experience. On page 881, Cofer recounts her first public poetry reading where an older woman mistook the Puerto Rican author for a waitress that ignites passion to the reading, “her lowered eyes told me that she was embarrassed,”  at the sheer power and conviction of Cofer enforcing that she is an educated Latin woman that deserves respect for her identity. While academically Tan’s teachers would always direct her to STEM subjects as viable career options which contradict the author's passion for writing despite not being on-par with the typical standard of what’s expected of a Chinese-American girl. However, what sets both pieces apart is that Tan does this examination through her mother and her own experiences as Chinese-Americans, while Cofer’s memoir encapsulates her own struggles that intertwine with the vast Latin woman’s