Essay Rhetorical Analysis

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Brandi Yates Online English II Professor Tamara Hollins February 27,2012 Rhetorical Analysis Paper Draft Introduction In the article “Zahara Jolie-Pitt and the Politics of Uncombed Hair” by Allison Samuels, the author uses a hollywood figure to grab the readers attention. The author, Samuels starts the article off by talking about how Angelina Jolie announced the adoption of a little african girl and Samuels states her concern by reminiscing on an interview earlier in the year with Oprah Winfrey and Tom Cruise, where Tom Cruse says “his interracial son, Conner, was not a color, so the family didn’t discuss race”.Once Samuels grabs the reader attention with strong dialogue, Samuel's goes in on the real issue at hand, how black women feel about their hair. In the article “Zahara Jolie-Pitt and the Politics of Uncombed Hair” by Allison Samuels, Samuels included a lot of one sided opinions and negativity about how black women feel about their hair. Allison Samuels included very little positive aspects in the article “Zahara Jolie-Pitt and the Politics of Uncombed Hair.” Allison Samuels included a lot of one sided opinions. Here are the major statements Samuels makes through out the article that show Samules included one sided opinions. “even those who eschew pursuing European-looking hair still take a tremendous amount of pride in looking well groomed and put together, and still need to devote time and energy to achieve this effect”, “spending close to a billion dollars each year to control their hair. These same women passed down these perceived notions about hair to their daughters”, “Any self-respecting black mother knows that she must comb, oil, and brush her daughter’s hair every night. This prevents the hair from matting up, drying out, and breaking off”, “Having well-managed hair is not just about style, it’s about pride, dignity, and

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