Sophie Flack elaborates on these issues through each chapter in her book, Bunheads by using her choice of rhetorical devices and style to show readers just how difficult it is to be a ballerina. Throughout the book, Flack primarily uses ethos. She uses this to her advantage because she was a ballerina (“The Boston Globe.”). This makes it very easy to write a book about something that consumed a lot of her time. Her main character, Hannah, is based off of herself.
The narrative “Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit” written by Leslie Marmon Silko develops the central ideas of beauty and cultural inheritance by using three structural elements: reflection a voice in first person point of view and vivid flashbacks. She accepts her differences as a Laguna Pueblo and being part white through interactions with different individuals in her life. Silko relies heavily on her strong memories with the use of these structural elements as she makes her story about beauty and cultural inheritance clear, convincing and engaging. Silko also uses reflection to bring up an important event from when she was a child. She interacted with a tourist who told her she could not be in a class picture because she looked different.
This is achieved through adding a sense of realism as to how happiness should be experienced. Thus, it provides tangible means for people to grasp an abstract concept such as happiness. As a result, this enables her to persuade readers to take up her advice. For example, she draws links between the need to experience happiness with others through studies and real-life evidence regarding the lack of the time spent with others e.g., only 24 hours a year spent socialising (Whippman, 2017). This shows us the real-life implication of our actions in search of isolated happiness which has caused an unintended outcome on us as we are supposed to share joyous moments together.
Sarah Blackwood also wants the readers/ her students to be able to appreciate a piece that is written by a woman, for a women, about a young woman, because they might have something important to teach us about women’s lives. In reading this piece I have found it to be interesting that the author included her personal experiences in here. For example, when she relates her birth with Bella’s birth. Sarah Blackwood stated that she felt like the narrative’s representation of pregnancy and birth was somehow very real excluding the part about the half-vampire half-human baby. It’s interesting to me, because I didn’t know that
By doing so, she altered her identity because she no longer viewed herself as mean, or as a bully herself. She changed her identity and self perception in a positive manner and increased her confidence. When your mind is set to something, you will most likely achieve it. This is called a self-fulfilling prophecy, which is what many girls in a report from the Girl Scout Research Institute, "Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" believe in. In a survey for the study, girls involved in STEM, and those who weren 't, were asked a series of questions, one saying, "If I try really hard at something I know I will succeed."
There are very few moments in peoples’ lives where they have the opportunity to do something that may actually affect change. While learning about the Romantic Era, I was introduced to a woman, by the name of Mary Wollstonecraft, who harnessed that rare moment when she wrote her manifesto: A Vindication of the Rights of Women; kick-starting the revolution of women’s rights. Her advocation for women’s rights to education equality lead to what we now know and are capable of today. This Humanities class has reinforced my beliefs that the social, political, legal, and economic rights of women equal to that of men is integral to the growth of our society. I will prove this using examples from Mary Wollstonecraft’s manifesto, quotations taken from Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, and my own experiences in life.
Marissa Miranda Professor Bronstein English 1A 9:15 am -11:20 am Beauty In “Beauty,” Alice Walker discusses the differences and perceptions of beauty and how beauty is valued. Walker uses her article -her life journey as an example of how beauty changes based on how it is perceived. She talks about her child image, the accident, her and her family’s reactions, the desert she was able to see, and how her daughter freed her. She uses the metaphor of the world in her eye in order to redefine what society sees as beautiful in her article. She also uses a snapshot effect to present her life in order for the reader to see how her understanding of beauty changed from her carefree childhood to learning to cope with her disability.
Motoko Rich is effective at talking about online and print literacy because she uses creative terminology to establish her credibility, leads the reader to a path of understanding with no emotion, and uses logic to appeal outsiders. In the article, Rich talks about what reading online literacy means. The article has groups of experts all around the world giving incite. Some of the groups within the article are the National Council of
Today’s women would say they would like an equal partnership in a marriage (something), but historically this was not always possible. In 1870’s Norway, Henrick Ibsen A Doll’s House takes place, woman where not allowed decision making privileges or any other equal freedom. Nora, the protagonist showed signs of being independent by taking out a lone, and having side jobs, but yet she cannot even enjoy a cookie without her husband’s approval. In the 1800’s women were considered property to the men in their lives. After marriage, women did not have to right to own property, keep a wage, or sign contracts.
Maya Angelou once said “I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn” and this applies to Janie when going through her marriages with Logan, Joe, and Tea Cake. In Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, she expresses how a girl can mature through her womanhood by facing many obstacles in her life, but not allowing them to stop her but to make her better. The use of motifs help the reader grasp a better understanding of the change and progress by using items such as the pear tree, the mule, and Janie’s hair to provide a deeper understanding of the context. There was plenty of symbolic representation in the book such as the pear tree which symbolizes Janie’s life and how through each marriage she grew on to the peach tree. The idea
I am reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. This memoir gives the reader a peek into the major events encompassing in the unusual life of Jeanette Walls. The reason i decided to read this novel was merely because of the raving reviews of the people around me. They said it was a very quick read because i would have trouble setting the book down and they were very true. The main character is the author obviously and we follow her through her struggles growing up that even follow her to some of her adult life until she finally finds her happily ever after.
We all grow up and change, sometimes we try to forget everything we were taught. Dee is trying to be something she is not for the sake of being higher up. She changed so much that her sister and mother don’t recognized her anymore. She doesn’t understand African or American culture and she just want to take all the family possessions to store them and show them off. Her name was special and she changed it for a name that really has no meaning she even got that wrong because it means nothing.
She frontloads the paper with many quotes and ideas from sources such as a fashion photographer Sante D’Orazio, Ron Crocco the principal of St. Augustine Catholic High School, and Lyn Mikel Brown the co author of Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers’ Schemes”. Although there are too many quotes that hides George’s voice, they also give her credibility on the topic, making her ideas seem more reliable to the audience by providing a credible source. Since the audience is well educated, they are more likely to believe what experts would say on the topic of sexualized clothing rather than the editor of the
I used open-ended questions, closed ended questions, I encouraged storytelling, and I positioned myself at an equal level with the resident as she sat in a chair. (Touhy, Jett and Ebersole, 2014, p. 67). I used the storytelling technique right when I started the interview. This helped the resident become more comfortable with me, and open up more about her life history. She then was able to reminisce from the questions I had asked her about her past.