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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Although Silko presents a good argument, I do not fully agree with it. Didn’t Anyone Ailko 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.
I feel this way because guns promote killing and are morally wrong. The only disadvantage was that Mrs. An expert opinion with the explanation of why women should use guns for self-defense or why women should be less vulnerable would have been beneficial to her credibility.
The lock on my bedroom door didn’t latch. Any woman out alone after dark is asking for trouble.
She went home and called for emergency help, but it took the park ranger forty-five minutes to get to her house “In the Combat” The E-mail Address es field is required.
She had been the first to test our parents’ wariness about a woman living on her own. People, especially women, need to empower themselves to not get taken advantage of by strangers. Because of this, the citizens have insignificant reasons to have guns, which is causing out of proportion amounts of gun violence. This historical information fits in well with her argument for guns and empowerment of women.
In the Combat Zone
Contrarily, those cmbat are pro-gun commonly argue that guns deter crime. What I needed were lessons on how to navigate—wisely, bravely—that first, terrifying year I was out of college. Joey Garrison November 21, at 8: With Silko’s choice in integrating these rapists, especially the silio rapist, it sets her up well for her personal experience story of being followed in the afternoon by a potential rapist.
This argument of mine fits in well with my values, which are moderate to liberal and includes a Catholic upbringing. You already recently rated this item. Silko presents a good argument for her beliefs and values for gun control and empowering women. I think your first reference to Silko zoen how women live their lives in combat zone can also be sufficiently referenced to The Yellow Wallpaper where the female narrator was essentially trapped in the room.
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Clearly, she was one of those women who should have run a department rather than take dictation from the less competent men who did. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.
On one side of the spectrum, people believe that being able to own a gun mmarmon be allowed because it makes them feel safer, and it has zond to deter criminal conduct. There are plenty of other ways to empower women than giving them a gun. Contact Contact Us Help. Home About Help Search.
Another weakness in Silko’s essay is marmonn personal experience story when she backs down from giving the drunken hunters a full punishment. Posted by Ryan Godin at 8: Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. It is important for the owner co,bat the gun to be responsible and intelligent with their firearm; it is not a toy and should only be used as a last resort.
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Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Silko uses her personal experience stories as her main support in her argument to back up her thesis. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
A Pool of Readings. This incident does not justify the need for gun for two reasons. This module has unpublished changes. Your rating has been recorded. Please verify that you are not a robot.
Silko’s argument is made more credible due to her experience with violence from strangers.
Although her argument was well written, I do not fully agree with her because women should not resort to guns for self-defense.