"The Beauty Myth"
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This paper discusses how Naomi Wolf successfully uses emotive language in her book "The Beauty Myth" to communicate her concept of modern feminism and the place of women in society. It shows how Wolf illustrates her theories through the use of several distinct styles of emotive writing. The paper describes and analyzes these styles as dream language, inflammatory language, victim language and the language of female consciousness.
From the Paper:"It can be seen, therefore, that Wolf has chosen her words with precision and care in order to evoke a strong reaction in her female readers. By using emotive language and imagery that provokes a gut reaction - fear imagery and victim language - Wolf stirs her female readers into conscious examination of their self and their female identity. Wolf hammers home her points using words that linger in the female consciousness - guilt, dream, fiction, myth, femininity - with the surgical precision of a woman who knows how best to anger, distress, challenge and reach her audience. Moreover, she effectively uses language to convey the strength of her convictions, and as such, the reader is carried along with her, willing to embrace her created atmosphere that is in such bold contrast to the atmosphere of modern society and the rules that they have created for women."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Wolf, N. The Beauty Myth. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.
Cite this Book Review:
"The Beauty Myth" (2007, June 27) Retrieved May 19, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/book-review/the-beauty-myth-96216/
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