He also shows his readers that the welfare system in New York City did little to help these families. Kozol shows us in this report the struggles a woman he calls Laura has with poverty and her children because she is illiterate. Kozol simply reports his findings during his interview with Laura. “Instead of arguing indignantly for literacy programs to save the lives of the poor and illiterate, Kozol simply reports the case of a single illiterate woman trying to raise her four children” (Reid, 2011, p. 251). Kozols’ main goal is to bring attention to how the homeless and illiterate struggle and how the welfare system needs better programs for these people.
Stanton describes very logically, how an individual self is the head of establishment, an important part of a general society. These ideas still apply today, in America, and around the world as women still fail to receive equal rights in many aspects. “The strongest reason why we ask for woman a voice in the government under which she lives: in the religion she is asked to believed; equality in social life, where she is the chief factor; a place in the trades and professions; where she may earn her bread, is because of her birthright to self-sovereignty; because as an individual, she must rely on herself”. Stanton emphasizes on being self-dependent, being able to rely on oneself. The idea of individual development, of every man and woman as equally important.
Reading Response #5 As Cynthia Ozick says in her essay “She: Portrait of the Essay as a Warm Body”, “an essayist must be an artist”. In this essay she explains the importance of writers when it comes to essays. Each essay has a different content, but they each embody their writer. Their words are taken from the warm body that they come from and are translated onto the page. At the conclusion of her essay, Ozick personifies the essay as “she”, giving us a better idea of what an essay would look like or would do if it were a “she”.
The author Rebecca Blank, is bringing to our attention something that has been over looked, showing us the deeper problem of poverty among our single and divorced mothers. She shows us that the poverty among the single and divorced women is connected with the, fathers’ ability to pay his child support. Rebecca shows us that it is hard to collect data on the absent father, because he is not in the public eye. I think she is trying to show us that if there was more focus on the absent father, that this could help turn some of the problem around. By what she is writing, she is not making excuses for the absent father, just the reasoning behind why he doesn’t or cannot pay.
English essay: module c, close study of text Briar Rose written by Jane Yolen 2588 6003 Responders engage with texts that have distinctive qualities. Write an essay discussing how the ideas, form and language are used by the composer to engage the audience. An audience will respond and continue to respond to a text if it is engaging, having distinctive qualities to set it apart from other texts. The text Briar rose written by Jane Yolen creates an engaging text through many techniques. These include form/structure, topical/subject matter, themes and characterization.
Monica Norris LIT2020 Jacob Kelly Coincidence or Comparison? ! Seeing and obsessing over the idea that there is a woman trapped behind ugly wallpaper is not a habit that many people would consider “normal.” Perhaps there is more behind the short story The Yellow Wallpaper written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman .While it may seem that narrator is just a ﬁctional, and mentally ill character, many details included in the story can be connected to the authors experiences in her real life such as the narrators mental illness, the treatments she received, and her relationships. The connection between Gilman and her character can also perhaps assist to explain why she lends herself to a feminist style of writing. !
It is fitting that the women who chose to take these words as her name did in fact embody the spirit behind the words. In her short stay here on earth, she was able to impart many truths upon the people she spoke with and in doing, so she was able to further the causes that she supported. Her life was a constant search for belonging and a home. Her life beginning as a slave, being separated from her family early on, then being isolated from her children and community after obtaining freedom, was a lonely one. Sojourner’s quest for a home may not have come to fruition during her life but in death, history found a place for her among the other
Through Introduction to Women’s Studies, I've come to learn about and better value women’s lives. Specifically, perspectives on women’s lives before feminism came into play, the historical development of feminism, how it relates to the politics of work and family, health and sexuality, and feminist visions and strategies. I have an opportunity as a young woman. In this memoir I share a moment of excitement and engagement that will always remain important to me. I tell the story of my tattoo - what it means to me, what it means to be a woman with a tattoo and the history of tattoos.
Commentary After reading Alice Walker’s novel ‘The Colour Purple’ I was heavily influenced by the theme of identity manipulation and oppression. Several other novels including ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Fingersmith’ helped further my understanding and thoughts around this theme, whilst also shaping my own attitudes and ideas on this subject. The oppression and manipulation of identity, a theme which neatly links the pieces together, was an appropriate foundation for my writing and was additionally developed by my wider reading. The non-fiction piece ‘Confessions of a People Watcher’ is a personal response to this theme; written in the form of a narrative essay it attracts a well-educated audience who have an interest in the personal opinion of such subjects. Although the primary purpose of this piece is to inform the reader, it was also created to inspire the reader’s own opinions around the themes.
“On Compassion” by Barbara Lazear Ascher and “Homeless” by Anna Quindlen are two essays written about homeless. Ascher wrote from a compassionate perspective she describes events with homeless , but focuses on the reactions of others towards the homeless. The essay written by Anna Quindlen has a different perspective in the matter of homeless. She describes a brief interaction with a woman who appears to be homeless. Despite the woman’s raincoat and bag with the grime shadowing the creases, she produces a series of pictures depicting a house, proclaiming to Quindlen that she is not homeless, at some point in this woman’s life she had a house “she was somebody.” At some point these two essays appear to talk about homeless people in general.