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Do 1 Mylinch Do English 02/05/2018 No Name Woman The identity of a person is not given to him or her, instead, the individual needs to attain a sense of his or her character by means of self-reflection and personal experience. Maxine, in her memoir No Name Woman, she narrates the events regarding the life of her aunt in the vague universe of her Chinese origins. The story about her aunt is narrated by her mother, to which Maxine recreates the ordeals to an exploratory narration to assist her in deciphering which part of her is Chinese and also help her have a good understanding of the Chinese culture. Through the narration of her aunt’s experience, Maxine attempts to reconcile her American and Chinese identities as well as define her identity in the process. Therefore, this paper seeks to identify the ethos, logos and pathos in No Name Woman by Maxine Hong Kingston. Ethos Ethos refers to the ethical appeal in a narrative and is a way of convincing the readers of the persuader’s credibility or character. In the story, the author uses ethos to demonstrate the life which the villagers and her family lived and kept up. The author is curious to know why people subject her to cruelty because of taboos and also why she disobeyed such a taboo which had been “silenced,” “No one talked sex, ever.” There are times when she would familiarize and make the boys deserving of benevolence just like girls by silently adding “brother” to their names. “As if it came from an atavism deeper than fear, I used to add "brother" silently to boys' names. It hexed Do 2 the boys, who would or would not ask me to dance, and made them less scary and as familiar and deserving of benevolence as girls.” Maxine had no idea how he could be in a position to control the magnitude and direction of attraction by making it selective. She chose to settle with dignity, sisterliness, and honor, “I had no idea, though, how to make attraction selective, how to control its direction and magnitude.” The author’s parents perfectly suited the ear in which they existed. Pathos Pathos refers to the emotional appeal where readers are triggered emotionally by the story. In No Name Woman, pathos is evident in its entirety. Readers are able to sympathize with the author’s roots. The author demonstrates the probability that her aunt may have been forced to go to bed with the man and it was very unfair for the villagers to condemn her to kill herself. “I want her fear to have lasted just as long as rape lasted so that the fear could have been contained. No drawn out fear. But women at sex-hazarded birth and hence lifetimes.” Additionally, her aunt went through a very silent birth because she feared that the man who had inseminated her could from her family which is very disgusting. “She kept the man's name to herself throughout her labor and dying; she did not accuse him that he be punished with her. To save her inseminator's name she gave silent birth.” The author also demonstrates how her mother loved her child to the extent that she could not leave her behind considering the circumstances through which she was sired, “Turn its face into the mu. Mothers who love their children take them along. It was probably a girl; there is some hope of forgiveness for boys.” The author further elaborates the double standards that existed in their village where the goal posts shift to fit convenience. In this case, adultery was deemed a mistake in good times but regarded as a crime when the village was starving. “If my Do 3 aunt had betrayed the family at a time of large grain yields and peace when many boys were born, and wings were being built on many houses, perhaps she might have escaped such severe punishment.” Logos Logos refers to the appeal to logic to which Maxine tends to appeal to the reader’s reasoning when highlighting how the traditional responsibilities of women are supposed to be put into consideration when her aunt is being judged. “Women in the old China did not choose.” Life was regarded as a communal affair and that no one would live his or her life with the thought that they do not have an impact on others. As a result, the aunt had caused a serious instability to the whole village which made the villagers so upset, “But one human being flaring up into violence could open up a black hole, a maelstrom that pulled in the sky. The frightened villagers, who depended on one another to maintain the real, went to my aunt to show her a personal, physical representation of the break she had made in the “roundness." In the village, people could not live a life that is private, secret and separate from those of others and as a result, this contravened the village’s way of life and because of that, the aunt had to be punished. “The villagers punished her for acting as if she could have a private life, secret and apart from them.” It could also be possible that the author’s aunt loved the man, “1 hope that the man my aunt loved appreciated a smooth brow, that he wasn't just a tits-and-ass man.” The author’s aunt was a good villager and was not capable of cheating, “My aunt could not have been the lone romantic who gave up everything for sex.” The aunt could also have been raped and thus end up pregnant, “Some man had commanded her to lie with him and be his secret evil.” Therefore, the villagers should not have castigated her without evaluating all possible cases. Do 4 Conclusion In the memoir, Maxine successfully engages the reader as she tries to reconcile her American and Chinese identities. The author uses ethos to ethically demonstrate his credibility to the audience. To her, the ethos was used in communicating her own story. Pathos was used to trigger sympathy to how the villagers mistreated her aunt without considering the real cause of her actions. Finally, logos has been used bring out the culture and tradition of the Chinese people by appealing to logic. Therefore, the short story uses emotional, logical and ethics to help the reader understand struggles in figuring out her Chinese and American identities. Do 5 Work Cited Kingston, Maxine Hong. No name woman. ABC, 1981.
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No Name Woman
The identity of a person is not given to him or her, instead, the individual needs to attain a
sense of his or her character by means of self-reflection and personal experience. Maxine, in her
memoir No Name Woman, she narrates the events regarding the life of her aunt in the vague
universe of her Chinese origins. The story about her aunt is narrated by her mother, to which
Maxine recreates the ordeals to an exploratory narration to assist her in deciphering which part of
her is Chinese and also help her have a good understanding of the Chinese culture. Through the
narration of her aunt’s experience, Maxine attempts to reconcile her American and Chinese
identities as well as define her identity in the process. Therefore, this paper seeks to identify the
ethos, logos, and pathos in No Name Woman by Maxine Hong Kingston.
Ethos
Ethos refers to the ethical appeal in a narrative and is a way of convincing the readers of
the persuader’s credibility or character. In the story, the author uses ethos to demonstrate the life
which the villagers and her family lived and kept up. The author is curious to know why people

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subject her to cruelty because of taboos and also why she disobeyed such a taboo which had been
“silenced,” “No one talked sex, ever.” There are times when she would familiarize and make the
boys deserving of benevolence just like girls by silently adding “brother” to their names. “As if it
came from an atavism deeper than fear, I used to add "brother...


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