WR 39B CUI Rhetoric of Literature About Gender

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Rhetoric of Literature About Gender

Length: 1500-1800 words, typed, double-spaced, and presented in MLA format.

A minimum of two (2) secondary sources, not including the primary text being analyzed, must be used to develop the essay. A works cited page with source annotations will be required as part of the final draft.

Thesis statement should include an arguable claim. You should choose specific rhetorical strategies and/or genre conventions to connect to specific aspects of the novel's rhetorical situation--particularly audience and/or context.

Each body paragraph should start with a specific claim and then provide evidences from texts to support it. Then analyze the relationship between rhetor, writers, and audiences based on your evidences and claim.

Questions you may need to consider:

At the beginning of The Yellow Wallpaper, it is not actually clear whether or not the protagonist is insane. Like many symptoms (classified as illness) thought to be specific to women of the era, the symptom she is said to experience — "hysterical tendencies," is something of a restatement of a perceived, undesirable quality. The yellow wallpaper serves as a catalyst for her descent, but the reader can't be sure if her feelings toward it are a symptom of her mental state, or the cause of it.

What messages about mental illness and marriage does the story convey? Take a closer look at the language of illness of this era: how does the story engage with this rhetoric? What does the plot suggest about the way the writer has responded to the "rest cures" commonly prescribed by psychiatrists of the era? How does Gilman linguistically model the protagonist's descent into madness? What does the protagonist know about her state, and what does she believe will help her? What messages does the text have for each of Gilman's audiences?

Specific emotions that readers experience at specific moments in the story (how is a word, an image, a plot twist intended to make us feel?)

Reader's identification with a character or situation (how is the reader invited to imagine themselves in the story and to what purpose?)

Reader's agreement/disagreement with specific values, principles, or other ideas (how is the reader invited to judge the characters and their actions?)

You may need secondary sources as well, like texts from other novels or literary work related to topics of feminism or gender inequality. For example, Virginia Woolf's Orlando, A Room of One's Own.

PLEASE MAKE SURE sentences are straightaway to understand with grammatical errors as few as possible. Could you please guarantee that the essay you are writing will be completely original without any plagiarism? Thanks !😀

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Rhetorical Analysis of the Yellow Wallpaper
The Yellow Wallpaper is a story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It is written from the
first-person perspective and as a collection of the author`s dairy notes. The short story was
developed in the 19th century, and it represents the first examples of American feminist
literature. The author shows how feminism was created to change the society for the better,
but it has not yet completed its mission. The author uses personification, imagery, and
symbolism to illustrate a classic short story. Imagery is evident in most parts of the paper, and
it gives a vivid description of the events that are happening in the story. Charlotte wrote the
Yellow Wallpaper short story to demonstrate her disagreement about the limitations that the
community had placed on women in the nineteenth century.
Rhetorical Analysis
The narrator of the Yellow Wallpaper describes her story based on her three-month
stay in an estate. Perkins describes the events that led to the stay in the estate, after her
husband, John diagnosed the author with hysterical tendency. This makes him to take a full
responsibility of their newly born child. John is a respected and famous physician. Therefore,
Perkins does not question his authority, and she obeys the strict daily schedule that has been
placed by John. Her husband also forbids her from writing (Gilman 22). The title of the short
story “Yellow Wallpaper” is described when the author narrates how the yellow wallpaper on

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an ugly wall had been stripped off at the head of her bed and bottom on the side that faced the
wall. She dislikes the wallpaper and is disgusted by the pattern and color. The first diary of
the short story provides an overview of the author`s background and the circumstances that
caused her to embrace feminism.
Perkin`s second diary shows the personal failure that occurred in her life ...

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