Saturday, May 23, 2020

Rhetorical Analysis Of Elizabeth s Henrietta

Three Sections Argument Quotes Rhetorical Strategy Life (1-11) Discrimination, ulterior motives and misguided treatment impacted Henrietta just as much as her cancer. Henrietta Lacks suffers immensely throughout her short life, due to discrimination, her disease, and the ineffective and crude treatments applied in a drastic attempt to save her life. Additionally, the medical staff saw her as a source of precious material beyond her needs as a patient. Imagery:â€Å"Sadie gasped: The skin from Henrietta’s breasts to her pelvis was charred a deep black from the radiation. The rest of her body was its natural shade—more the color of fawn than coal.† (48) Imagery/Parallelism: â€Å"Doctors examined her inside and out, pressing on her stomach, inserting new catheters into her bladder, fingers into her vagina and anus, needles into her veins.† (40) Word Choice: â€Å"‘Henrietta is still a miserable specimen,’ they wrote. ‘She groans.’ ‘She is constantly nauseated and claims she vomits everything she eats.’ ‘Patient acutely upset†¦ very anxious.’ ‘As far as I can see we are doing all that can be done.’ (66) The author liberally uses Pathos to characterize Henrietta’s suffering, using descriptive imagery to convey the negative effects of her treatments. Additionally, the author uses Parallelism to place emphasis on the invasive procedures that she had endured. Quotes from the medical staff, beyond affirming her suffering, also demonstrate a clearly dismissive attitude towards Henrietta, referringShow MoreRelatedLogical Reasoning189930 Words   |  760 PagesAcknowledgments For the 1993 edition: The following friends and colleagues deserve thanks for their help and encouragement with this project: Clifford Anderson, Hellan Roth Dowden, Louise Dowden, Robert Foreman, Richard Gould, Kenneth King, Marjorie Lee, Elizabeth Perry, Heidi Wackerli, Perry Weddle, Tiffany Whetstone, and the following reviewers: David Adams, California State Polytechnic University; Stanley Baronett, Jr., University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Shirley J. Bell, University of Arkansas at Monticello;

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