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My Body Is My Own Business

ENG3U Prose Analysis Summative

Abdulwahab Boushihry

on 26 November 2015

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Transcript of My Body Is My Own Business

My Body Is My Own Business
By: Abdulwahab Boushihry
Nael Al Naqeeb

Purpose & Effects
Evidence Used
Elements related to the mode
Rhetorical Devices
Evidence Used about Hijab
Rhetorical Devices
Cause and Effect Essay
"Young Muslim women are reclaiming the hijab, reinterpreting it in light of its original purpose - to give back to women ultimate control of their own bodies."
"You see, I wear the hijab, a scarf that covers my head, neck, and throat."
"But, why would I, a woman with all the advantages of a North American upbringing, suddenly, at 21, want to cover myself so that with the hijab and the other clothes I choose to wear, only my face and hands show?"
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A statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved
Denotation: The dictionary definition of a term
Sentence Fragment: An incomplete sentence, used for effect
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"Because it gives me freedom."
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Rhetorical Question: A question, which does not require an answer
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Listing: The succession of terms, separated by a colon
"Whether it's women who refuse to wear makeup or to shave their legs, or to expose their bodies, society, both men and women, have trouble dealing with them."
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Symbol: An object which represents deeper meaning
"Young Muslim women are reclaiming the hijab, reinterpreting it in light of its original purpose to give back to women ultimate control of their own bodies."
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Clearly displayed emotion throughout essay
Used personal examples that readers can relate and reflect upon
Clearly conveys how every situation has a different outcome from person to person
Gives the reader evidence that explains her thesis
Show the reader that every action has a reaction
Uses real life situations to explain one main point
Helps the reader to better understand the thesis
Allow the readers to explore the options behind the effects that some causes have in the essay
Cause and effect essays aim is to explain the causes (reasons) or the effects (results) of an event or situation
Cause - Women objectify themselves because they want to feel attractive in the eyes of men
Effect - They are looked at as objects, not people
"I should know, I spent my entire teenage years trying to do it. It was a borderline bulimic and spent a lot of money I didn't have on potions and lotions in hopes of becoming the next Cindy Crawford."
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"The Qur'an teaches us that men and women are equal, that individuals should not be judged according to gender, beauty, wealth, or privilege. The only thing that makes one person better than another is her or his character."
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- Her personal experiences as a Canadian-Muslim woman
- Encountered racism and discrimination
Author's Background
- Born in England
- Completed an Honors degree in political science and philosophy at the University of Toronto
- Studied Journalism at Ryerson University
- At the age of 20, she began to wear the hijab
- Balances work and children
Speaker: Naheed Mustafa, a Muslim-rights advocate, a journalist, and a philanthropist.
Occasion: The author writing on her opinions of western culture’s interpretation of the hijab compared to hers.
Audience: Any Muslim females with doubts in their religion, anybody questioning the legitimacy of the hijab, and anyone wanting to inform themselves of a new opinion by reading this information.
Purpose: To convince people that the hijab is actually a force of good rather than of oppression or evil or terror.
Subject: The legitimacy of the hijab and it’s greatness to humanity.
Tone: Informative, emotional, and enlightening.
- Diction: Ms. Mustafa was very emotional her way of expressing herself and her way of describing events were exaggerated or extreme in order to demonstrate her points.
- Imagery: The author used examples that demonstrated the thoughts of westerners of people who wear hijabs to better explain her point (refer to the AK47 in jean pocket and poster girl for oppression as examples).
- Details: Used plenty of details to make sure her point was established thoroughly and effectively to minimize confusion.
- Language: Explained herself using thought-provoking language and it is apparent that she was very careful.
- Sentence structure: The sentence structure is excellent and is well developed and has a touch of emotion within it.
- “early childhood that their worth is proportional to their attractiveness”
- "compelled to pursue abstract notions of beauty, half realizing that such a pursuit is futile”
- “forced silence” or “radical, unconscionable militancy”
- “woman’s assertion that judgment of her physical of her physical person is to play no role whatsoever in social interaction”
- Perfect tool for objective judgement and non-bias
- Rids you of the suffering of social acceptance (or failure)
- Changes more often than one can change with it
- Wearing a hijab resembles a cause and effect relationship
- Cause: Wearing the hijab
- Effect: Society's negative response towards her
- Wearing a hijab and not being judged for your looks
- Relationship between the essay and the mode.
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