Imrdc - Frida Kahlo

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IMRDC – Frida Kahlo
Introduction
The purpose of this research paper is to answer the question, “is/was Frida Kahlo a great leader?” The audience this paper is directed to is my 10th grade English teacher, Mr. Salazar, and anyone that is interested in the subject. This paper took me from the 10th of January until March 1st. There was a total of 12 people involved in writing this, including Mr. Salazar and myself. Frida Kahlo was a big figure in Mexico and the rest of the world. She was an aspiring artist, Diego Rivera’s wife, and was also politically involved. But was Frida Kahlo a great leader?

Methodology
For my sources, I used mostly websites with the exceptions of two magazine articles, and an encyclopedia entry. The websites I used were aaai.si.edu, scribd.com, encyclopedia.com, pbs.org, leadersbeacon.com, biography.com, and nytimes.com. As for the others, I used the magazines “New Moon” & “Smithsonian,” and “The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia.” The last three online resources that I stated came from my IMRDC packet. The author for the article on leadersbeacon.com is Scott Campbell. The biography.com author is not stated, but they cited their author as biography.com. Hayden Herrera was the listed author for the article on nytimes.com. The first thing I did to find my sources was going to the search engine Google and typing in “Frida Kahlo letters.” That came up with many links, but I only successfully found one that I believed was credible written by Frida herself. The next thing I searched for was “Frida Kahlo diary.” Shockingly, the whole book “The Diary of Frida Kahlo An Intimate Self Portrait” came up and I added it to my list. I searched “Frida Kahlo life story,” with that search I found my final source from pbs.com written by an unstated author. The final thing I did was go to proquestk12.com and searched “Frida Kahlo.” It showed many sources but I weeded out the ones I thought to be the best ones for my paper.

Research
Speaker, trainer, and author, Scott Campbell, in his article, argues that leaders have six distinct characteristics that show their leadership abilities. He supports this claim by first comparing oak trees sturdiness to that of great leaders, then defining every characteristic and explaining the significance of it, and finally adding other qualities leaders should physically and mentally achieve to be a valued leader. Campbell’s purpose is to inform readers of characteristics good leaders should have within them to be successful. He adopts and informative tone for readers of “leadersbeacon.com.”

I also found that biography.com, in their biography, “Frida Kahlo Biography” argues that Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist once married to Diego Rivera and is admired as a feminist icon. They support their claim by first explaining how after getting in a bus accident and getting badly injured, she became an artist, then giving background information on how Frida met Diego and ended up getting married, and finally by stating the legacy that Frida has left behind and how it has only grown. The author’s purpose is to give a brief life story of Frida Kahlo. They adopt an informative tone for the readers of “biography.com.”

Another text I read by author and editor, Hayden Herrera, in her news article, “ART VIEW; Why Frida Kahlo Speaks to the 90’s,” argues that Frida Kahlo has captivated scholars, muralists, fashion designers, feminists, artists, and homosexuals. She supports her claim by first explaining how Madonna uses Frida’s painting to determine if someone will be her friend or not, then by describing how the fashion industries in Perth, Australia had a fashion show with clothes inspired by Frida’s, and finally painting an image for the readers as to how Frida depicted herself as like a religious figure in her portraits. Herrera’s purpose is to describe to readers how Frida Kahlo is an inspiration to many people and many things in present time. She establishes a factual tone for the...
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