Linda M. Hasselstrom and Lillian B. Rubin come from very different backgrounds, one from a big city and one from secluded area with no one around for miles. What they lack in common backgrounds, they make up for in the style of writing. They both write about their personal experiences and make you feel as if you are there with them. The purpose of this paper is to justify the different views that these two authors have on the use and ownership of firearms.
New Historicism is concerned with relating the idea of a text to other key concepts: culture, discourse, ideology, the self, and history. (Literature Resources/ New Historicism) This will help the readers know a bit of background of the authors, which will help in knowing the different styles of writing these two authors have.
This paper will be focused on the different point of views that Linda M. Hasselstrom and Lillian B. Rubin have on guns. The two main articles that are discussed are “Guns and Grief” by Lillian B. Rubin (2007/2010) and “A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She Carries a Gun” by Linda M. Hasselstrom (1991/2010), but other articles like Rubin’s “Dear Graduates” to Hasselstroms “Badger’s Business” will be used to talk about the issue of gun possession that is discussed in relation to these authors’ different outlooks on guns and their usage. Throughout the country, many people feel differently on the usage of guns, but Rubin and Hasselstom’s essays illustrate completely different views
When people talk about guns, there is always a big debate. There are many people who are in favor of guns, live by guns, and would not know what to do without a gun, and there are people who swear up and down that guns are the worst thing ever invented and that they should be banned for all eternity.
Lillian B. Rubin is a strong feminist and says “I’m quite certain that I wouldn’t be standing here if there had been no feminist movement” (Rubin L. B., Dear Graduates, 2008)Rubin is a sociologist and...