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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View freely available titles: Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. In Silko’s essay, her father believed that her grandmother and mother needed a gun for a reason that was not significant enough.

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Back then, I was sure my parents’ prohibition against my living or traveling alone stemmed from nothing more than their old-fashioned sense that a woman was a fragile creature whose virginity needed to be protected, coupled with a willful denial of how resourceful I was. She has owned a gun of her own ever since.

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Her writing includes the strengths of a use of history and the integration of personal experience stories. One night, Silko’s grandmother and mother went to get thousands of dollars from the bank to cash the miners ‘ checks.

I think your first reference to Silko regarding 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. Leslir have to cope with paranoia and fear during their lives, especially at night.


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When they were driving homethree men tried to drive them off the road “In ,armon Combat” Some features of WorldCat will not be available.

MacYoung, Marc, and Dianna Gordon. Women should be allowed the right to be equal to the rest of society. Your request to send this item has been completed. Although Silko presents a good argument, I do not fully agree with it. Women using elslie for self-defense is unsafe and is morally wrong. Your rating has been recorded.

Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. With Silko’s choice in integrating these rapists, especially the afternoon rapist, it sets her up well for her personal experience combaat of being followed in the afternoon by a potential rapist. On the other hand, people argue that there are other options instead of using a lethal weapon, such as mace.

The neighborhood was poor and rundown, but the landlady, Mrs. Ryan- I thought this was a well thought out analysis.

The E-mail Address es field is required. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Because of this, the citizens have insignificant reasons to have guns, which is causing out of proportion amounts of gun violence. Though only five-four, I was fleet of foot and strong, and I had been trained cpmbat my older brother to withstand a tackle.

She believes women should not be victims of vulnerability. Also, when she writes about the red bandana rapist, who raped over twenty women, she describes how the last woman who he tried to rape shot him Silko, “In the Combat” One of my female students, fair and lithe as a stalk of goldenrod, informed me that she had nothing to fear from anyone; she had been a track star in high school, and if any man tried anything she didn’t like, she could always outrun him.

Contrarily, others believe guns are morally wrong because they promote killing and are unsafe. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. In lrslie article, “A Different Perspective on Self-Defense Training” the authors believe that “If a situation goes physical it generally means you have not applied the other skill sets correctly” MacYoung and Gordon.


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In the Combat Zone

This historical information fits in well with her argument for guns and empowerment of women. She refrains from pressing charges on the hunters because she is too afraid that they are going to come after her, especially since she lives alone “In the Combat” You may send this item to up to five recipients.

By limiting gun usageless people would die or become seriously injured tne guns each year. In order to comment on this portfolio you must be logged in to the school or organization it is associated with.

Another weakness in Silko’s essay is her personal experience story when she backs down from giving the drunken hunters a full punishment. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. One of those is her lack marrmon expert opinions. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

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In the combat zone

From her experience with her afternoon rapist to the drunken hunting men, it is fair to say she is an expert on evaluating violence towards women from strangers. This argument of combay fits in well with my values, which are moderate to liberal and includes a Catholic upbringing. The name field is required.