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Chapter 10

Argument and Persuasion

An Indian Father's Plea

Medicine Grizzlybear lake

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e. Might husbands also look for their mothers when they choose wives? What examples of motherly behavior do you find in this essay?

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f. What technique(s) does Brady use to introduce her essay? Comment on the effectiveness. g. How does Brady conclude? Is her conclusion long enough for this essay? h. Ms. is a popular publication, in contrast to a scholarly journal. In light of this, describe Brady's style and explain why she uses the level of vocabulary and sentence structure she does. i. How would you describe Brady's tone? Does it change or evolve as we get nearer to her conclusion? j. To what audience is Brady writing? How do you know? k. Is the length of the essay appropriate? Should Brady have extended it? Why or why not? 1. What role does illustration play in this persuasive essay? What other methods does Brady use to develop her argument?

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"Gender Stereotypes and Sexual Archetypes" (http://www.friesian.com/ gender.htm): Theories, definitions, and links to related sites about gender stereotypes. Gilman, Sander L. Difference and Pathology: Stereotypes of Sexuality, Race, and Madness. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1985.

An Indian Father's Plea
Medicine Grizzlybear Lake Medicine Grizzlybear Lake, also known as Bobby Lake-Thom, is a Native healer and a member of the Seneca and Cherokee Indian tribes. He is half Karuk and part Seneca, Cherokee, and Anglo. Throughout childhood and as a young man, Lake studied with numerous Native healers. He taught Native American Studies at Humboldt State University, at Eastern Montana College, and is currently an associate prOfessor at Gonzaga University's School of Education in...
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