In his essay, “Women’s Brains”, Stephen Jay Gould discusses the incorrect and often biased research of women’s intelligence based on data written by craniometrometer Paul Broca. While Gould does not come out and blatantly say it, I believe that he is using this essay to appeal to a more open minded individual who will take the data presented to them, and formulate their own opinions and ideas based off of what Gould has projected. I believe that Gould is actually a very liberal-minded person, and is uses this essay to subtly recognize the change and contrast between the female standings in the 1800s, and the female standings in present day. Gould uses many rhetorical devices to get his point across. He appeals to the ethos of the reader by crediting multiple authors and scientists, which makes the data Gould presents believable, because the people he credits to the data are trusted to be intelligent. Another example of Gould appealing to logos is his constant crediting of himself by presenting a huge array of knowledge of aforementioned scientists, making him seem well-versed in female studies in the 1800s. He utilizes allusion in his statement “Elliot goes on to discount the idea of innate limitation, but while she wrote in 1872, the leaders of Europe…the inferiority of women.” Another example of allusion is “In the Prelude to Middlemarch, George Elliot lamented the unfulfilled lives of talented women.” By using allusions to things generally known to the public, he appeals to the logos of the reader, making them prone to trust the speaker and his opinions. Gould also uses logical fallacies in his essay. “Gustave Le Bon, chief misogynist of Broca’s school, used these data to publish what must be the most vicious attack upon women in modern scientific literature.” Gould employs hasty generalization in this statement. It makes the reader hesitant about Le Bon right from the get-go. It shows that Gould’s perceived views are not as extreme as they could be, and
In the Women’s Brain, Gould tells of the misinformed data of a woman's brain through the use of rhetoric analysis such as detail, bias, logos, ethos, etc. He uses this information to gravitate toward scientist, to show how they mislead the information and need to improve on data. The author uses a judgmental tone when stating bias when he say, “In the most intelligent races, as among the Parisian,” when he is of such race.
Gould begins with a conclusion instead of a hypothesis as if he is trying….
Sources of Anxiety
Why do some people feel anxious when speaking a new language? As noted in Horwitz, Horwitz, and Cope (1986), FLA possibly results when people don't feel like themselves when speaking the other language. Witty people are not able to be as amusing; warm people cannot express their caring and empathy, etc. And most people sound less intelligent than they really are or think they are when speaking the second language. Language classes are typically more public and more personal than….
The second article deals with women’s rights as well. Its target audience is everybody. The speaker wants us to know she is going to help with women rights, and give women more rights in the middle east. The message in this article was over time women rights got better, and then when the Taliban took over women started to lose their rights again. “Sima Wali left Afghanistan 23 years ago when the Soviet Army swept into her country. Afghanistan was thrown into a downward spiral of violence, rivalry….
1 Critical Review No. 2: His Brain, Her Brain
As Larry Cahill 's article “His Brain, Her Brain”, points out there has been data showing a vast “...array of structural, chemical and functional variations” between the sexes; but does size matter? Lawrence Summers, former President of Harvard, thought so. Men 's brains are 13% larger than women 's brains, but does that really make them more advanced in math, physics and science? There are other anatomical variations and some of these….
Women’s Press Club
This passage is a plead to journalist and members of the women’s national press club. The speaker, Clare Booth Luce argues that the media (including the reporters) favor controversial stories over truthful and less fascinating stories. Her speech at Women’s National Press Club hopes to encourage journalists to stop this practice. She uses rhetorical appeals to get the journalists to listen to her case.
In the first paragraphs, Booth-Luce makes the purpose of her appearance extremely….
disparaged, Stanton is able to solidify her argument for women's rights and make it more resounding in their eyes. Stanton recognizes and empathizes with the members of her audience and refers consistently to her herself and them as “we”, putting them against the common enemy of the male dominated society. Stanton says “We ask women’s enfranchisement” which unifies women against the government that prohibits women’s right. To further emphasize women’s lack of involvement in society Stanton points out how….
were suppressed. Women’s places were in the homes. They had no voting rights, no career opportunities, no say, no freedom. These retrained women had enough, and so many stood up for themselves and others. Suffragette was the name granted to these women. One of history’s most famous suffragettes was a woman named Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton accomplished many things in her lifetime. One of her most memorable moments was when she gave the speech The Destructive Male at the 1868 Women’s Suffrage Convention….
The speech is recognized for fulfilling a partial portion of its purpose, by opening up more eyes about the problems women face around the world. Obviously, human rights and women's rights alike are still violated on an everyday basis around the globe, yet one of the purposes of the speech was to inform exactly what had been going on around the country, and she met that goal, reaching quite a large audience, in the scene of the auditorium itself as well as different media outlets. Her speech illuminated….
I think my strongest essay is Rhetorical analysis essay about Tobias Wolff’s “Bullet in the brain.” I spent so much time on the assignment and introduction is good. I think the introduction is one of important part of the essay. Because the introduction grab reader’s attention and make them to read more. I had to follow the instruction given by the professor. I stated my specific topic and I wrote about one topic in my whole assignment. I read the book over and over again, and I analyzed the book….
Rhetorical Analysis of “Women’s Rights are Human Rights”
For a long time, women have been treated badly by the society that they live in. They have been killed because of dowry, they have been suffering from rape, and they haven’t been treated equal as men. Women were not allowed to take important decisions of their life, and they didn’t have a right to speak up for themselves. Therefore, Hillary Clinton was supporting women’s right in her speech, “Women’s right are Human rights” by talking about….