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easy work, read the article for the picture i cut from the computer, sorry i did not find a pdf document.

and do the Reading Responses, i will show you an example name as response 3

You are required to carefully read and annotate all readings BEFORE ENTERING THEDISCUSSION FORUM.

Be prepared to engage in critical discussion of the text. For eachassigned essay from the course text, you must submit a 15-22 sentence typed response that includes the following elements:

1) 3-4 sentence summary of the essay's purpose that integrates a brief quote

2) 2-3 sentence explanation of the essay's primary audience3) 2-3 sentence evaluation of the effectiveness of EACH of the three rhetorical appeals

a. LOGOS (2-3 sentences)

b. ETHOS (2-3 sentences)

c. PATHOS (2-3 sentences)

4) 3-4 sentence personal reaction to the author's argument (this is the only part of yourresponse to draw significantly from personal experience)

5) One interpretative question


English 1A

 

Lulu Tao

 

Reading response 3

 

Summary

 

In ?Leave Your Name at the Border? the author states that he is a Mexican American

 

living in a small California town. He explores the complications that arise when

 

people try to assimilate to a new culture, through the lens of very literal form of

 

identity: name. Growing up, he and his peers spoke English at school and Spanish at

 

home. As a result, ?Spanish was for privacy ? and privacy quickly turn to shame?. He

 

also links this feeling to a recent trend that disturbs him: his family has begun giving

 

their children American names like ?Brandon? or ?Kaitlyn?, while old- fashioned

 

Mexican names disappear. There is one thing I feel interesting for the author. his

 

unmistakably Mexican first name was always a mark of his roots. And an obstacle to

 

the melting pot: traditional names ?stood as barriers to a complete embrace of an

 

American identity, simply because their pronunciations required a slip into Spanish,

 

the otherness that assimilation was supposed to erase.?

 

Primary audience

 

The author's intended audience are most included American adults of all ethnicities.

 

sentence evaluation of the effectiveness of EACH of the three rhetorical appeals

 

a. LOGOS

 

The corrosive effect of assimilation is the displacement of one culture over another,

 

the inability to sustain more than one way of being. It isn't a code word for racial and

 

ethnic acculturation only. It applies to needing to belong, of seeing from the outside

 

and wondering how to get in and then, once inside, realizing there are always those

 

still on the fringe.

 

b. ETHOS

 

It didn't take long for me to assert the power of code-switching in public, the

 

transferring of words from one language to another, regardless of who might be

 

listening. I was learning that the English language composed new meanings when its

 

constrictions were ignored, crossed over or crossed out. Language is all about

 

manipulation, or not listening to the rules.

 

.c PATHOS

 

My stepfather, from Ojos de Agua, Mexico, jokes when I ask him about the names of

 

Mexicans born here. He deliberately stumbles over pronunciations, imitating our

 

elders who have difficulty with Bradley and Madelyn. "Ashley S?nchez. ?T? crees?"

 

He wonders aloud what has happened to the "nombres del rancho" - traditional

 

Mexican names that are hardly given anymore to children born in the States: Heraclio,

 

Madaleno, Otilia, Dominga.

 

personal reaction to the author?s argument

 

The most important I get from reading this text are that I am now able to empathize

 

with those Mexican-Americans who are besieged in the fast paced and often harsh

 

American lifestyle. By reading this text, I was able to form another view of Mexicans

 

in our country, even if I still have doubts about the accuracy of Manuel?s account.

 

One interpretative question

 

. If living in America meant changing one?s identity, as Manuel stated, then why was

 

it so important to stay in this country?Is prejudice of Mexican-Americans a serious

 

problem?

 


 

 

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