Everyreligion has its symbol which can be considered as an iconicrepresentation that is used to represent a specific religion or someconcept contained in a given religion. After Janet Penn had talkedwith teens, it came to his understanding that the sign placed at theentrance of the temple “We Support Israel” is a sign of division.Therefore, the division is not only expressed through word of mouthbut, there are signs that can be used to show position taken by aparticular group of people (Christians & Adriaan 100). Thisimplies that even if they brought the sign down, this division stillexists because they believe in the symbol.
Itis indeed true that most women are treated in a way that does notrespect their dignity in various parts of the world. This calls foreverybody to come on board to campaign and help fight for the rightsof women and eradicate cultures that make women inferior. On theother hand, not every Muslim man practice this act of underminingwomen and people should stop viewing them as rapists. Such issuesthat are directed towards the Muslim women are as a result of thecultural gap between different people across the world(Stride & Flintoff 10).
Themovie Eyein the Skyis a fascinating one as it concentrates of numerous sets ofgovernment and military personnel and how they try to decide whetherthey can go ahead a lunch strikes that can result in civiliancasualties. In the event of launching the drone strike, the peoplebeing targeted are the Al-Shabaab militants in Nairobi, Kenya.Similarly, such action needs to be taken with a lot of cautions sinceinnocent citizens seem to lose their life during such attack(Thompson 19).
Christians,Louis-Léon, and Adriaan Overbeeke. "Religious rules andprinciples in Belgian Law." ReligiousRules, State Law, and Normative Pluralism-A Comparative Overview.Springer International Publishing, 2016. 91-115.
Stride,A., and Flintoff, A. ‘I don’t want my parents’ respect goingdown the drain’: South Asian, Muslim young women negotiating familyand physical activity. Asia-PacificJournal of Health, Sport and Physical Education,(2017) 8(1),3-17.
Thompson,Symeon J. "Technology and war`s cost." NewsWeekly2972 (2016): 19.
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SickleCell Disease Prevention and Genetic Testing
Sicklecell disease (SDC) is a disorder that is associated with blood, andit is caused as a result of inherited abnormal hemoglobin. Hence, theabnormal hemoglobin can cause distorted red blood cells. The paperwill focus on sickle cell prevention and genetic testing.
SickleCell Diseases Prevention
Sicklecell diseases can be prevented by coming up with sickle-cellscreening and genetic counseling programs into areas or regions wherethe prevalence is very high. The continuous screening will help inidentifying the diseases during the prenatal period or birth, andthat will contribute to developing of preventive measures(Steinberg 55).
GeneticTesting Of Sickle Cell
Genetictesting involves checking the DNA of the cells, and that can help toidentify changes in the gene. Similarly, it can check the structure,order, and some chromosomes. Genetic testing of sickle cells can alsobe done on samples of blood, body tissues and body fluid such assaliva or urine (Steinberg70).
TestingParents for Sickle Cell before Family Planning
Parentsneed to know if they are sickle cell carriers and that can beconducted through testing, such information are imperative as theyhelp the couples to plan before having children. There are familyplanning options that can be used before and during pregnancy toavoid or lower the risk of sickle cell diseases (Steinberg56).
TestingFor Sickle Cell Trait (SCT)
Aperson needs to undergo testing so that they can be advised whetherthey are suffering from SCT or SCD. People suffering from sickle celltrait do not have any health problems as compared to an individualhaving sickle cell diseases that have serious medical complications(Steinberg69).
Sicklecell is a disease that causes numerous health complications to thosewho carries it, and testing is a critical component as it can help toidentify whether one is suffering from sickle cell trait or sicklecell diseases.
Steinberg,Martin H. "Overview of sickle cell anemia pathophysiology."SickleCell Anemia.New York: Springer International Publishing, 2016. 49-73.
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TheSpeech of President Bush’s in China at the Tsinghua University
Anexcellent speech does not only depend on the selected topic but alsothe way authorized sources developed and supported it. If a theme ison liberty, freedom, and equity, one presenter will use bare factswhile another speaker will provide streams colors as well asfascinating stories. It is worth noting that a good speech shouldportray supporting materials and appropriate language use, which aremotivating, relevant, and audience-centered(O`Hair, Dan, Rob and Hannah 124).The paper, therefore, focuses on critical analysis of the speech thatPresident George W. Bush offered in Tsinghua University on February22nd,2002. In other words, the paper examines the way he constructed andutilized his speech to influence the audience in China in regards totheir knowledge of freedom, liberty, and equity as well as thedevelopment of persuasive mood.
AnElaborate Speech Organization and Relevance to the Audience
First,audiences are always quick to determine the difference between awell-organized speech and the one that is disorganized. The conceptis simple because comprehension of information has a direct linkagewith organization skills. Moreover, a little disorganization may makelisteners lose interest and get irritated(O`Hair et al. 185).Insupport of the quote, Bush understood that Tsinghua Universityportrayed both the major educational status in the Chinese countryand significant political position. Notably, the most significantpolitical frontrunners in China learned in the University. Theprominent persons included President Hu Jintao, and the Chairpersonof Standing Committee National People’s Congresses know as WuBangguo. Besides, the former Prime Minister referred to as ZhuRongji, and the two Vice Prime Ministers called Zeng PeiYang, andHuang Ju also studied at Tsinghua University(Pu 206).
Furthermore,President Bush was aware that the students in the University had thecapacity to play key roles in the social, civic, political andeconomic development of China. Moreover, speaking to the studentswas equivalent to communicating with the future leaders of China, sohe elaborately and topically organized the speech to meet the needsof the audience and applaud the United States. He asserted thatevery citizen of the United States had the capacity to access goodeducation, start a personal business and elect a leader of choiceirrespective of his background or circumstances of birth.
Arelevant topic selection and Purpose
Itis vital for a speaker to understand what he or she wants to achievewith a subject in hand while delivering a speech. Likewise, it isnecessary for one to direct a speech to a particular purpose, forexample, informative, persuasion or marking a special occasion. Insupport of the quote, the statement of the President seemed to bestraightforward, but critical analysis revealed that it had twothemes (O`Hairet al.. 125).The first one focused on the construction of Americanism while theother one aimed at indirectly reviewing the social situations ofChina. In other words, he selected the speech topic by drawing clearand ideal pictorials from the propagated values of Americans. Bushborrowed information from the Declaration of Independence as well asthe Constitution of the United States to emphasize the needs of thefamily, faith, equity, and freedom in China (Pu207).
Insupport of the quotes, Bush utilized persuasion strategies fornumerous occasions because it the best rhetorical device to convincean audience. Notably, he took elements of a sentence that are similarin form to a signal, which fulfills the same roles portrayed in theexpression. Furthermore, parallel words in the persuasive speechhelped in keeping listeners on track. Bush asserted that movies andtelevision shows are not keen on portraying values of real Americans. Similarly, he demonstrated that the success of businesses show howstrong the American commerce had developed, but the spirit andcontribution of American citizens were not eminent in monetary terms(Pu208).Bush also argued that foreign nations painted most erroneous picturesof the United States, but such aspects remained to be harmful andmisleading. Specifically, Bush utilized parallel sentences toattract the attention of the audience in regards to values ofAmericans. He implied that information about America that wasportrayed on TV shows had wrong messages and misled Chinese viewersconcerning norms of U.S citizens. In such context, Bush adopted adefensive strategy, which was one of the key approaches forperpetuation (Pu209).
Alternatively,Bush advocated for American values and indirectly criticized thesocial and political systems of China. He skillfully denounced thedictatorship evident in the Chinese government and offered advice onthe way China should change. Critical analysis revealed that Bushonly wanted the Chinese to borrow from the values of Americans ratherthan advocating for mutual agreements. He argued that China was nota free nation because most leaders denied opposing figures a chanceto share their views. Bush claimed that countries fear freedombecause they equate it to a source of chaos, and that is not alwaysthe case.
Aspeaker should understand the reason for delivering a speech, and itmay encompass giving information to an audience, convincing them toaccept a specified position or commemorating a particular occasion.All such aspects call only be depicted by appropriate language use(O`Hairet al. 189). To support the quote, the President used persuasion as a beneficialapproach to reflect an unrealistic nation and display Americanstandards of liberty and equity. He said that every citizen of theUnited States had the capacity to access good education, start apersonal business and elect a leader of choice irrespective of hisbackground or circumstances of birth.
Insuch scenario, Bush utilized a series of nouns and verbs to depicthis persuasive nature and emotional intellect. In a differentexcerpt, the President reiterated the central theme of liberty,equity and freedom by affirming that the United States is a freenation and a country of law. He employed the first-person pronoun toconstruct the identity of Americans and adopt the concept ofunification and cohesiveness. On a different occasion, Bush utilizedpassive voice to address values of freedom and liberty to emphasizeon the subject of the sentence rather than the object. Precisely, hestated that liberty of Americans is given course and determinationusing an ethical character, strong societies and fair legal systems(Pu2010).
Bushutilized the oratorical approach of avoidance at the time he revealedthe complications within American society. That made positive remarksto be eminent in Bush’s speech that the negative images, thusdecreasing destructive influences on idealized American values. ThePresident affirmed that the United States had a share of problems andfaults, but he refrained from explicitly elaborating such topic.
Onthe other hand, President Bush had areas of improvement to ensurethat the speech is appealing to the audience. It is worth noting thatevery speech that an individual delivers will need various supportingmaterials apart from personal opinions or experiences. It is vitalfor listeners to understand the truth concerning a particular matter.However, the audience might omit such demand in case the speaker isan ultimate authority on a specified subject. Besides, alternatingfrom an appropriate supporting material to another makes thepresentation interesting and credible (O`Hairet al. 185). For example, offering stories followed by statistics always appealto the most audience because it displays different learning styles.Bush could use a friendly language to rectify the mistakes of Chinesegovernment rather than portraying them as dictators.
Predominantly,the President utilized an antithesis to speak negatively about theway the Chinese government dealt with dissidents and only gave WangDan as supporting example. The individual was a rebel that was highlyvocal in the Tiananmen Square event. Bush claimed that theGovernment of China should embrace the freedom of protester and offerthem an opportunity to share their views. Furthermore, he utilizedsome opposing structures to assert such arguments. Notably, thePresident stated that in a society that advocates for freedom,diversity is not a disorder, a Debate is not strife and dissent isnot revolution (Pu209).
However,Bush did not provide empirical evidence on the way the United Stateshad enhanced freedom of speech. Worse still, California bannedbilingual education in outstanding public school due to theimplementation of Proposition 227. Furthermore, ABC News and AgenceFrance Press announced the U.S police arrested Cindy Sheeran onOctober 27, 2005. The woman was the mother of a U.S soldier that waskilled in Iraq because he prominently opposed the war that mostleaders in the White House advocated. Bush could have improved thespeech by utilizing narratives, facts, testimonials and statistics. Moreover, supporting sources such as magazine articles, books, andacademic journals are fundamental in the improvement of the speech. Mainly, materials help in arousing the interest of the audience tothe topic and elaborate a given idea. Likewise, supporting sourcesprovide evidence or proof of the speaker’s arguments to the public(Pu211).
PublicCriticizing of the Audience
Inanother excerpt, Bush used Aristotle’s rhetoric of epideictic todirect blames on the persecution that claims to be rampant in China.In such aspects, he summoned the audience to remember the past andspeculate on the future while maintaining their attention on thepresent occurrences (O`Hairet al. 185). Bush stated that his prayer was that persecution in China would endwhich implied that Chinese were undergoing numerous persecutions. Thescenario demonstrated the way Bush was ignorant of the laws governingChina and their diversity with those in the United States. Inregards to such negative remarks portrayed by the President, theChinese president affirmed that most lawbreakers were detainedbecause of their violation of the law as opposed to their religiousbeliefs.
Furthermore,Bush spoke about political liberalization in China and used thepresent tense to indicate that the progress and actions for change. The President had a positive attitude and expectation in regards tothe democratization of China. Besides, he quoted the words of theformer president of China, known as Deng Xiaoping as defended hisdesire for Chinese democracy. Bush asserted the words of Xiaopingthat China was eventually expanding its democratic elections to thenational level (Pu211). Conversely, Bush utilized the rhetorical strategy of avoidance atthe time he mentioned the problems within American society. That madepositive remarks on the U.S to be eminent in Bush’s speech than thenegative images, thus decreasing destructive influences on idealizedAmerican values. Even though the President affirmed that the UnitedStates had a share of problems and faults, he refrained fromexplicitly elaborating such topic, which should have not happened.
Misuseof Language Criticizing the Audience
Besides,a speech should include what the speaker wants the audience to doafter listening to the speech. Bush used a personification metaphoron how to change Chinese strategies and engage in futuredevelopments. Precisely, he stated that the United States welcomedthe emergence of peaceful and stable China. Bush, therefore,suggested that Chinese could only prosper if they follow the routesrecommended by the U.S and such thought amount into discrimination. On a different scenario, Bush inappropriately used a metaphor, thusdepicting a sense of pride in relation to the U.S leaders and thedegradation of the Chinese government. He claimed that the Statesshone as a beacon of hope and opportunities because it embracedfreedom.In such case, the Chinese audience may feel underratedbecause they had to follow the United States, which is a beacon, forthem to find hope (Pu212).
Speakerswith a well-organized speech are highly understandable, believableand trustworthy. In regards to the arrangement, every speaker shoulda logical and convincing structure of a particular message. It isnotable that organization takes place in various stages of which anindividual selects regular patterns or designs necessary for thestructure of speech. However, outline focuses on the way speakersorder ideas as well as evidence into large and small logicaldivisions. First, President Bush utilized parallelism as aconstructive approach to reflect an idealized nation and displayAmerican values of liberty, freedom, and equity. He also employed thefirst-person pronoun to construct the identity of Americans and adoptthe concept of unification and cohesiveness.
O`Hair,Dan, Rob Stewart, and Hannah Rubenstein. ASpeaker`s Guidebook with The Essential Guide to Rhetoric.Macmillan, 2015.
Pu,Chang. "Discourse Analysis of President Bush`s Speech atTsinghua University, China." InterculturalCommunication Studies 16.1(2013): 205-216.
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RoganJoe and Jordan Peterson on Gender Pronouns and Freedom of Speech
Canadaas one the most civilized countries in the world through legislationshas tried to bring an end to gender and racial discrimination,however, the enactment of Bill 16 is preposterous. Although the billseeks to create a non-discriminatory environment for the non-genderedcommunity, I believe it misses that point as it gags freedom ofspeech from the binary community. Bill 16 affirms the creation ofgender pronouns to refer to the gender fluid persons and is nowmandatory, failure to which it is labeled as a hate crime which leadsto legal prosecution under the law. Gender Pronouns for thenon-gendered community veers off the conventional pronouns, andalthough the proposed pronouns have no current standard nomenclature,the preferred gender pronouns are determined subjectively by thenon-binary person. As such, the gender pronouns are invented wordsthat the transgender individuals choose to be used when conversingwith you hence the need for careful consideration not to use theuniversal he, she, her, him or her/himself pronouns. Examples ofpreferred gender pronouns include they, them, hir and xe just to lista few though Joe Rogan says there are seventy plus invented genderpronouns. The biggest problem with the gender pronouns as highlightedby Prof. Jordan Peterson from the interview is their multiplicity dueto lack of a standard nomenclature that subsequently makes thedemands of Bill 16 ludicrous that binary individuals must learn anduse them otherwise it is classified as a hate crime. According to theinterview, Bill 16 is preposterous as it seeks to prosecute those whofail to comply with the subjected preferred gender pronouns by thenon-binary individuals. However, the bill allows them to keepchanging their preferred pronouns whenever they want so it is uponothers to keep tab with the changes lest they face hate crime chargeswithout regard to everyone having a right to freedom of speech andexpression.
Choosingto be in the non-binary gendered community is a personal choice, andwhile Bill 16 aims to “protect” them, the alleged“discrimination” shouldn’t be compared to racial or genderdiscrimination since no one has any control in determining theirethnic background or gender. Therefore, contrary to the requirementof Bill 16, I don’t believe we the public should be mandated torefer to everyone only by their subjective gender pronoun. Further,as Peterson puts it, to have a well-functioning society we all mustsuppress some forms of individuation, and that does not automaticallymean we are marginalized. Moreover, the ongoing gender babble if notstopped will wreak havoc on all kinds of human interactions. Forinstance, imagine a dispatch call being transformed to this “…thesuspect is young, please note “they” are armed because they has arifle.” A student saying “My English teacher is best because theyis caring” or “When ze got home from school, they found hir purseon the dining table.” Therefore, to avoid such hurdles incommunication, the gender pronoun movement need profound rethinking.
Politicalcorrectness is a great concept. However, the society today uses it inareas where it ought not to be applied and in turn infringes on ourright to freedom of speech. Again as Peterson said, the society hasto suppress some individuation characteristics we may want to expressfor the overall good of all without perceiving it as beingmarginalized. Currently, the society is doing a lot to accept theLGBTQ community, but apparently, each right awarded to them has asignificant detrimental impact on the rest of the people. Forinstance, Bill 16 according to Prof. Peterson’s definition ofpower, provides an impetus to the leftist social justice warriorswhile everyone else’s freedom of speech is gagged as it isincomprehensible to force the binary world to learn the subjectivegendered pronouns and apply them accordingly or face prosecution. Inthis regard, political correctness has been taken too far.
Theinterview with Nicolas Matte and Jordan Peterson to me furtheraffirms that political correctness has gone out of hand since Mattethinks the failure to comply with the preferred gender pronounresults in verbal assault. However, the most shocking claims from Dr.Matte who is a leading figure in transgender studies is that aperson’s gender is neither biologically determined nor defined butrather a social construct hence the need to respect whatever genderpronouns a person picks. I concur with Prof. Peterson’s views onthis matter because to me advocates of gender pronouns such as Dr.Matte have baseless reasoning to justify their proposition, how canthis group downplay biology in determining gender! What of thehormonal injections as they transgender as Rogan points?? Therefore,the government should not regulate our language use, and I think weneed to show more support for Prof. Peterson because the LGBTQcommunity, if not checked, will bring our world into complete chaos.They are taking more power from us we now cannot speak freelybecause of the gender pronouns, the restrooms and dormitories in ourlearning institutions now face reconstructions. Lastly, I believe weshouldn’t focus on political correctness to keep giving in to thedemands of people who have chosen to be the way they are, at thisrate we have to wake up and bring sanity back to our society and notto leave the fight to few real warriors such as Prof. Peterson.
Newton,Ian. "Nicolas Matte: Professor Peterson On The Agenda".YouTube.N.p., 2017. Web. 30 Mar. 2017.
Rogan,Joe. "Joe Rogan Experience #877 – Jordan Peterson".YouTube.N.p., 2017. Web. 30 Mar. 2017.
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Characteristicsof a Modern American Woman
Amodern American woman is one who can be described by many adjectivesconsidering that she is presented in a multi-faceted perspective. Shestands out from the crowd as a unique individual who is able to dealwith difficult situations and other human beings in a way that isextra-ordinary. She is also depicted as an independent thinker andactor who is able to stand up and defend what she believes is rightwithout fear of intimidation. She is what many people would considera model woman who draws envy and admiration in equal measures. Themodern American woman is not afraid to air out her views and she isrelied upon to make critical decisions which affect her and thosearound her in many positive ways. In retrospect, a modern Americanwoman is confident, compassionate, intelligent and a revolutionist.
Someoneis confident if they are certain of themselves and do things withcertainty. It means that someone is not doubtful of a situation andis willing to stand and give her thoughts and contribution without afeeling of being dismissed. A modern American has been portrayed as aconfident woman who is sure of herself and her actions and is notafraid to step out and seize her moment to shine. She is able toremain composed and know that the course of action she chooses totake will definitely come to be. Confidence is quite an importantcharacteristic since it gives one an inner assurance that she can beable to take on anything that it presents itself before her. In apatriarchal society, women need to put their best foot forward anddefend what is rightfully theirs without fear of being disregarded asfailures.
Lysistratais a woman who has presented herself as a confident woman and who isassured that her fellow women (women from Lysistrata’s communitywhom she has mobilized to act towards ending a war) tactics ofdenying their husbands (husbands to wives from Lysistrata’scommunity) their conjugal rights will eventually work to stop the war(Johnston 5). She trusts her ability to lead a revolution and allwomen fall behind her as they take an oath to agree to the course ofaction they have all unanimously agreed to undertake. Her high levelof confidence sees her stand up to the judge when he questions herwhy she planned to use barriers to close their citadel. She summonsconfidence and tells him that she is out to stop him from financingwar and corrupt deals (Johnston 35). It is this high level ofconfidence that sees the war come to an end after the men are tooweak to fight after getting rather hard erections and decide to do asLysistrata wishes (Johnston 74). Not all women have this confidenceas Lysistrata. Frances for example, she lacks this confidence andthis is quite evident particularly by her portrayal of someone who isbothered by the fact that Michael, her husband, keeps on admiringbeautiful women which makes her doubt her beauty and her role as awife (Shaw 7).
Tobe passionate means to empathize with the sufferings of another andshow sympathy which is aimed at bringing comfort. This is the abilityto realize that other people are hurting and going ahead to offersupport which is aimed at alleviating the pain and agony.Compassionate people are there to make people feel better and lightenthe burdens in life since these burdens are inevitable. A modernAmerican woman is a passionate individual who is affected by thesuffering of others and she steps out to offer her support in any waypossible. This kind of character sets her apart and defines who shereally is and how far she can go to stand with the people she loves.
CatherineStockmann realizes the tense relationship that exists between herhusband Thomas Stockmann and his brother Peter Stockmann. She triesto act as a bridge between them to reconcile them so that they do notend up hurting each other. She goes ahead to advise her husband toshare the honor of discovering the infectious organic matter inKirsten springs with his brother to alleviate the tension (Ibsen 22).She sympathizes and understands her husband’s and children’ssituation once it becomes evident that the whole town is againstthem. She asks Thomas to speak to Petra, their daughter, who isdealing with some heaviness of heart (Ibsen 54). Hovstad is on thereceiving end when she tells him how printing the article will ruinThomas’s life since the whole town would grind him to pieces (Ibsen55), which is quite compassionate of her.
Whencommunicating the news of a possible death of Mr. Mallard to hiswife, Josephine, the sister to Mrs. Mallard is portrayed ascompassionate. According to Chopin (1), Josephine attempts to explainto her sister that Mr. Mallard has died in the railroad accident (asit was reported in the newspaper, although it later becomes evidenthe was not a victim of the accident) using great care: in brokensentences as well as veiled hints so as to not to break Mrs. Mallardpartly because she was suffering from a heart disease and partlybecause of being compassionate.
Anintelligent person is said to have a high cognitive capacity which isanother way of saying that that person is bright. This kind of aperson is able to think clearly about a situation and consider thebest ways to solve it. Intelligence is quite important since itenables an individual to think about a situation and come up withsolutions. A modern American woman has been depicted as anintelligent person who is able to handle situations and people in aneffective manner. This woman is able to discern a problem andimmediately come up with solutions to that problem so as to keep itat bay.
CatherineStockmann is a true representative of a modern American woman, andthis is evidenced by the intelligence that she yields. CatherineStockmann realized that her husband Thomas was following a risky pathby trying to battle with his brother Peter, and so she goes ahead toadvise him to share the honor of the discovery about Kirsten Springswith him (Ibsen 22). She does this since she understands that PeterStockmann, who is a mayor, would smell malice if the springs (whichare a source of foreign income) would be closed down on the accountof publishing of Thomas report (Ibsen 55). Ultimately, CatherineStockmann goes ahead to tell her husband the truth that the discoveryof an infectious organic matter at Kirsten Springs would not beenough to help him face his brother Peter Stockmann who wields somuch power (Ibsen 40). The issue awakened Catherine to therealizeation that the world exhibits so many injustices and that itwas time Thomas Stockmann learnt to live with these injustices forthe sake of the safety of his family (Ibsen 40). In addition,Catherine Stockmann advises her husband against going to America toseek refuge since it may end up having the same oppressive conditionsthey are facing in their present country of residence (Ibsen 77).
Arevolutionary person is an individual who is not satisfied with thethings as they are and would like to make adjustments. Arevolutionist is also ready to sacrifice a lot of time resources andeven their happiness to see a world that is better and happier. Infact, history has a full list of people who sacrificed a lot to fightcolonialism and liberate their people from the oppressive colonialmasters. Revolutionalists go to many lengths to bring change andfight the status quo by mobilizing the members of the society tostand up and defend what they know is rightfully theirs and are noteasily cowered to submission. They are able to stand up for what isright and desirable. Some of the revolutionalists go up to the levelsof risking their lives for the sake of their beliefs and ideologieswhich they hold dear. A modern American woman is depicted as arevolutionary who is able to stand for what she believes in until sheachieves it.
NoraHelmer is a woman who fails to demonstrate this characteristic ofbeing a revolutionary. She is a simple and an ordinary woman whostays at home and accepts where life takes her with her husbanddictating what kind of a life they get to live. Her husband treatsher as a doll and he constantly refers to Norah as a twittering lark,a little spendthrift, a squirrel, a sweet little songbird and alittle featherbrain (Archer 1-2).Norah is quite satisfied with thiskind of life and she does not get to ask questions as long as herneeds and those of her children are met satisfactorily. She spendsher money on simple things such as buying macaroons, jelly or at theconfectioners instead of investing the money in bigger and moreimportant things (Archer 2). In addition, she buys herself simple andcheap things in as much as she is given enough money by her husband(Archer 9). Norah Helmer is the usual kind of woman who shops forChristmas gifts, embroiders, folds laundry and takes care of herservants needs this means that there is nothing too drastic inher(Archer 2,16 ). Norah Helmer is also seen as someone who does whatan ordinary woman would do in difficult situations as in the casewhere her husband was sick and she borrowed money from Krogstad tomeet the treatment costs (Archer 8).
Inconclusion, it is quite evident that a modern American woman ischaracterized by many outstanding qualities, which gives her an upperhand in the society that she lives in. While some women like Francesand Nora have misgivings in one way or another, some of the womenlike Lysistrata and Catherine are great epitomes of a modern Americanwoman who skillfully uses her extraordinary qualities to achieve somuch in her life as well as to bring out the best in the people thatsurround her. The people around her have their perspectives and viewschanged as this modern American woman tries her best to stand forwhat she really believes in. Moreover, the modern American womancomes out strong and is able to discern situations that are not rightand at that she is able to come up with the proper strategies tochange these situations. She believes in her ability to bring changein her surrounding by initiating and effecting this change in amanner that should be applauded. These qualities are quite importantendowments that help this modern American woman to chart her coursein life and navigate through it to come out victorious. Every modernAmerican woman is therefore called upon to pursue these extraordinaryqualities and stand out to be counted as a change agent in hersociety.
Archer, William. A Doll`s House. n.p.,1879. pp. 1-45
Chopin, Kate. “The Story of an Hour.” Holt, Rinehart and Winston.1894. pp. 1-3.
Ibsen, Henrik. An Enemy of the People. Edited by Geoff Barton, Longman, n.d., pp. 1-63.
Johnston, Ian. “Aristophanes Lysistrata.” Vancouver Island University Naimo, NC. n.d., pp. 1- 41.
Shaw, Irwin. “The Girls in Their Summer Dresses.” n.p., n.d. pp. 1-8.
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