In her article, "Boys of the Lex", Gayle Salamon argues that "how we embody gender is how we theorize gender, and to suggest otherwise is to misunderstand both theorization and embodiment" (576) Salamon strengthens her argument through her analysis of a calendar which focuses on gay "boys" gender performance. Through this analysis, Salamon argues that the boys of the Lex demonstrate that gender is theorized in how gender is lived and embodied. Yet when a distinction is placed between the theorizing and the performance of gender expression, Salamon questions the purpose of this distinction. Salamon supports her argument by challenging Leslie Feinburg's assumption that gender can simply be explained through the social construction of language. In order to understand Salamon's argument however it is first necessary to provide a clear analysis of Feinburg's theory.
“Unnecessary Controversy” Unnecessary Controversy “Jims’ a nigger and wouldn’t understand it” (Twain 182). That’s what Huckleberry Finn says about Jim, a runaway slave that he is helping and as if black people are any less intelligent. The word “nigger” gives the story more meaning instead of what some people think offends the reader. Throughout the book, Huckleberry struggles with himself about whether he should be helping Jim or not and that struggle claws at the reader. Mark Twain, the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, made a good choice to include controversial words in the book to show racial injustice and should be taught in schools.
Additionally social science has played a peculiar role in the problem of race according to Bobo. Throughout his paper speaks to the social injustice and inequalities that still are very prevalent and insist that affirmative action is necessary to continue to attempt to level the playing field for racial
By changing the tone, the piece then changes. The author inserts a line that changes the direction of his piece. The use of this line adds emphasis to his point on racism. The line changes the piece to a more serious tone; it gives the piece depth and allows the author to express his opinion on the subject of racism. The effect these lines have on the pieces mimic the effect these words have on a human being.
Racism Nowadays, many people are talking about racism whether it still exist in the society. Racism is a term that represents the race of discrimination, unequal treatment, or violence. In fact, a country cannot totally avoid these natural phenomenons, but it can be controlled by the public of the country. In Harlon L. Dalton’s essay “Horatio Alger” in rereading America by Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, and Bonnie Lisle and Barack Obama’s essay “Origins” in Dreams from my father prove that racism is a part of my life when I was living in a foreign country. These two essays from Harlon L. Dalton and Barack Obama both are about the racism between people.
Many also argue that Chesnutt’s position on race and separation is the very thing that helped to fuel his writing. One of his more popular stories titled, “The Wife of his Youth” sparked a lot of controversy on this subject. This short story explores the intellectual pressure, moral conflicts, and psychological strains experienced by people of mixed-race similar to him. Essentially, through Chesnutt’s choice of diction, and conflict, one can determine his negative attitude toward the separation of races, the separation within a race,
The main goals for this paper is to compare and contrast the main ideas and views of the great pieces of literature: “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King and “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau. Both authors attempt to argue for the rights to disobey authority is there is social injustice. Both of these authors seem to have the same ideas and views, but Thoreau was writing during the mid 1800s during the time of slavery in America and King was writing in the 1960s during the time of severe racial discrimination in America. Because Thoreau came before King, he was a big influence for King and his writing. Although Thoreau was not the first to introduce these ideas, he may have been the first to bring it to the attention of many Americans.
Stadium Tiger Mr. Grevstad and Mrs. Hathaway AP Language and Composition 27 August 2014 Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in Black Boy by Richard Wright Black Boy by Richard Wright may be a biography, but it contains many writing essential. These writing essentials are used in the novel to persuade, stir up emotion, and demonstrate logic so readers can better understand and connect to the novel. Richard does this this in the form of ethos, pathos, and logos. Richard applies ethos to express reasoning. This is demonstrated when he says, “If I were going to violate the law, then I ought to get something out of it.
Dreams are powerful things that are usually the driving force for our words and actions. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and Old Major’s speech in chapter one of Animal Farm by George Orwell both relay a message and express a problem they wish to solve. The application of rhetorical appeals, like pathos, ethos, and logos were utilized to influence their audience. Although King believed in peaceful rebellion and Old Major promoted violence as an answer, both used rhetorical appeals to notify their audience about the problems of injustice in their society. The injustice that King described was the discrimination and segregation of colored people.
In both of these stories the authors use imagery to help drive home their main points, although in a somewhat different manner. In “Desiree’s Baby" Chopin uses imagery to hint at the “truth” and lead up to the ironic ending. While in Carver’s “Cathedral” imagery is used to reinforce his main theme of don’t judge a book by its cover. Now we will take a closer look at imagery, and examine the intricacies of how these great authors use it in their works. So what is imagery?