An Independent Book Review In the Combat Zone. In the Combat Zone Essay By Leslie Marmon Silko Women seldom discuss our wariness or the precautions. This is what the author Leslie Marmon Silko believes, which is illustrated in her essay, “In the Combat Zone.” Silko writes this essay to acknowledge to women. Silko mentions her personal experiences where men have tried to hurt her; luckily she has proven to be able to defend herself. How has she.
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Women out alone at night who are assaulted by strangers are put on trial by public opinion: We are prisoners of violent strangers. She has owned a gun of oeslie own ever since.
MacYoung, Marc, and Dianna Gordon. There are two main arguable issues Silko expresses in her essay. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Also, if a gun is used as the first option of defense in a violent scenario, it could be emotionally anguishing for the killer for the rest of his or her life.
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This argument of mine fits in well with my values, which are moderate to liberal and includes a Catholic upbringing. Another weakness in Silko’s essay is her personal experience story when she backs down from giving the drunken hunters a full punishment.
She had been the first to test our parents’ wariness about a woman living on cmbat own. Having sikko her MBA from Wharton, my sister worked her way up the ladder at one of the largest insurance companies in the world. Joey Garrison November 21, at 8: Both of the weaknesses in Silko’s essay affect her ethos, making her argument less credible. Didn’t Anyone Tell You Eileen Pollack bio Last summer, with a serial rapist roaming Ann Arbor, I asked my undergraduates to read an essay called “In the Combat Zone” by Leslie Marmon Silko, in which she argues that if women felt comfortable using firearms, they wouldn’t present such passive victims for men intent on harming them.
Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Silko was introduced to her first gun when she was twelve when she went on a hunting trip with her father. Another arguable issue raised by Silko’s essay is empowering women. Although, guns are very dangerous they are a way for people to protect themselves against others harming them.
By stating this, it establishes her argument that guns are beneficial. Although msrmon argument was silmo written, Marmonn do not fully agree with her because women should not resort to guns for self-defense.
Argument Critique — Gun Control
The estimated number of Americans killed in the 20th century outweighs the number of Americans killed on the battlefield “More Americans”. Your request to send this item has been completed. I chose this paper to be on my portfolio because I worked really hard on it.
Overall Silko’s argumentative essay is well written and has validity. From her experience with her afternoon rapist to the drunken hunting men, it commbat fair to say she is an expert on evaluating violence towards women from strangers. Instead, they should engage in a self-defense class in which the majority of the class provides diplomatic strategy.
That first yb, I am convinced, is a time most women decide it isn’t worth their while to carry out any unnecessary solo missions in the combat zone Silko so accurately describes. Females carrying guns might seem dangerous but if they are carrying them to fend off dangerous people what is the problem?
However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. For my parents to have provided such lessons would have been to concede their approval of my [End Page ] plan to spend the summer working in Philadelphia and cobmat two years after that studying in England and exploring Europe.
Maron choices seemed stark—stay at home until I was safely coupled with a husband, or get out there and see and do all I wanted to see and do, denying the reality that I was far more at risk for getting hurt than my—stronger, fleeter, less sexually vulnerable—brother. Women using guns for self-defense is unsafe and is morally wrong. One of those is her lack of expert opinions. Silko is a strong believer for women carrying firearms. In this essay, Leslie Marmon Silko addresses the issue of violence against women and essentially challenges the way that it is viewed.
Plummer owned a cat that frequently vomited on my bed. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: In order to comment on this portfolio you must be logged fhe to the school or organization it is associated with.
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Plummer assured me that I would be safe because the door that Contrarily, those who are pro-gun commonly argue that guns deter crime. As an undergraduate at Barnard, she had been mugged in the Manhattan subway, but our parents seemed to worry far more about me than they did about her. One issue that is especially on the front lesllie is self-defense using guns, which provokes the current issue of gun control.
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