Her reviews would take shape only after she gave herself permission to write a terrible first draft. Lamott’s intended audience is anyone who wants to write, either for class or simply for leisure. Hence, her audience is quite wide and I applaud her for using simple language, without resorting to complex jargons, in making her point. The purpose of her essay is to change the dynamics of writing. Often to amateur writers, the process of writing seems like a chore; a mountain of words to sieve through before they can create a comprehensible wall of text.
The First Black Characters Donald Bogle has written several incisive books and the depiction of African American film and television. Some of his works include Dorothy Dandridge a biography (1996), brown sugar: Eighty years of American female black superstars. In this essay Bogle describes stereotypes about black men and women in American movies. These movies did not have sound and were in black and white. They did not have a famous director or writers because they did not need them.
Mrs. Dachsteiner Advanced Writing Skills 14 January 2011 Literary Analysis “You Bitch,” only one of the foul quotes in tony Morrison’s short story “Rectatif” (Morrison 163).The story is based off morals and how Americans categorize people of diverse racial backgrounds. While Morrison typically writes about black communities from an inside perspective, in this story she takes a different approach. “Recitatif” explores how the relationship between the two main characters is shaped by their racial difference. Morrison does not, however, disclose which character is white and which is black. Morrison gives a situation in which either race could possibly do.
Also, the essay analyzes how Jackson portrays the grandmother, her actions, and the character flaws that she represents throughout the story. Furthermore, it details Brandon and Sloan‘s depictions of the verbal, situational and religious irony and how it relates to the character flaws within the story. “The grandmother's attitude reflects that of white American Southerners during the time in which the story was written” (Jackson). The story takes place during the time frame where African-Americans were no longer enslaved and were now fighting for equality. It is quite obvious that the grandmother lived most of her days with no respect for the black community and only viewed them as slaves.
Of Color Two Poets in Comparison Aveyon T. Parker ENG 125 – Introduction to Literature Instructor Wanda Deffenbaugh April 18, 2013 Of Color Two Poets in Comparison Growing up in the sixties offered an experience of indifference for people of color. Born female, of color, and a product of the ‘50s and ‘60s, in itself was a time of disparity. African Americans for decades remained as second rate humans by society, and taught the brown color of their skin meant they were ugly. African Americans lost their sense of cultural pride because of slavery, and a social classification that placed their worth below cattle. The ‘50s and ‘60s offered nothing more than segregation, discrimination, and hardship as a child during those years.
When a scar formed over her eye, she became self-conscious and turned to writing as a comforting factor. An Author's Perspective is the combination of ideas, attitudes, feelings, values, and beliefs that make up the way a writer looks at the world. For instance, Alice Walker expresses her feelings about peace in her “Reflects on Walking Toward Peace” essay. She also expresses her beliefs and values about how she views people. In Alice Walker's Peace essay, she uses her positive perspective on peace to embellish it's importance and how it effected her society.
The author makes sure to point out easy step by step instructions and tips for those who don’t quite know how to properly write. The author not only wants these beginner writers/speakers to learn how to properly construct a piece of literature but also to know how to keep their audience enlightened and engaged. The author’s audience is clearly beginner writers/speakers because they also provide the templates for struggling in this area of constructing a piece of work. The author clearly uses the rhetorical strategy of logos by using different sources and examples. Also he uses logos by personally analyzing each example and telling the reader how the person in the example could have improved their work.
Who’s ever approach we apply, we must include the reader in our writing process. They need to have a sense that we had them in mind when we were creating our works. In “Writing for an Audience”, Linda Flower states there are three areas a writer needs to consider when addressing their readers, “the reader’s knowledge about the topic, his or her attitude towards it and his or her personal or professional needs”. (Flowers, 88) Compared to Howard Zinsser in “Simplicity”, who believes American writing is cluttered. As a society we tend to use “meaningless jargon” (98) to fill up our pages, talking around what we truly want to say.
Baecker notes in her article, ‘Telling It in Black and White: The Importance of the Africanist Presence in To Kill a Mockingbird’, ‘there is no one-to-one correspondence between a theme’s importance and the number of words devoted to it’. Nevertheless, these reviewers maintain that the racial themes of the novel have taken precedence over more dominant themes such as the mockingbird metaphor, education, and social classification. These critics fail to recognize that Lee develops the racism motif by connecting it to other equally important issues in the novel, thereby making racism the main focus of To Kill a Mockingbird. This paper will analyze the progression of the racial theme through Lee’s development of the novel’s characters, and evaluate how Lee connects the issue of racism to other themes in the novel such as education, prejudice, and use of the mockingbird
In this way I feel that I was very similar to Lois Stalvey in her novel The Education of a WASP. Just like Stalvey I “had not yet been tested [in regards to racism]” and “Black voices of complaint were only heard in the South” (Stalvey 2). Since there was almost no racial diversity, many people just ignored the racism in my town. By ignoring racism it was like it almost didn’t exist because it didn’t seem to affect anyone. This is very similar to Stalvey because she also didn’t believe racism was still prevalent because it did not seem to affect anyone close to her.