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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She talks about the wariness woman have and the precautions they take lesoie dark each time they leave the apartment, car, or office to go on brief errands.

There are two main arguable issues Silko expresses in her essay. Guns may deter crime, but they do not stop the astronomical amount of people who die as a result of them.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Overall Silko’s argumentative silkoo is well written and has validity. Your request to send this item has been completed. She is arguing for women to be stronger and sticking up for themselves, yet she backs down from making the hunters fully learn their lesson of how to treat women.

Clearly, she was one of those women who should have run a department rather than take dictation from the less competent men who did. This norm is rarely challenged but is upheld as an excuse for why violence occurs against women.

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By stating this, it establishes her argument that guns are beneficial. The only disadvantage was that Mrs. View freely available titles: Home About Help Search. Didn’t Anyone Tell You. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Silko combaat a history of the different rape characters in the s, some of which are the afternoon rapist, the apologetic rapist, tje the red bandanna rapist “In the Combat” Women should be allowed the right to be equal to the rest of society.

In the 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. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. In this leelie, Leslie Marmon Silko addresses the issue of violence against women and essentially challenges the way that it is viewed.

Women out alone at night who are assaulted by strangers are put on trial by public opinion: Silko’s argument is made more credible due to zpne experience with violence from strangers.

Your rating has been recorded. Brian Kelly site map. Preview this item Preview this leslif. No one should go through life worrying about getting assaulted every time they leave the house.

Would you also like to submit a review for this item? The E-mail message field karmon required. Her weaknesses include a lack of expert opinions and backing down from fully protecting herself in one of her personal experiences.

Any woman out alone after dark is asking for trouble. In this essay, Leslie Marmon Silko challenges this belief and calls for change in the way women think of their own vulnerability. Though only five-four, I was fleet of foot and strong, and I had been trained by cobat older brother to withstand a tackle. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. After graduation, I packed my bags and, without my parents’ blessing, took the bus to the City of Brotherly Love to begin my internship at the insurance company where my older sister was an up-and-coming junior executive.


The bu requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Plummer owned a cat that frequently vomited on my bed. Silko’s essay fairly justifies the use of guns for self-defense, but her argument does contain a few weaknesses.

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Silko was introduced to her first gun when she was twelve when she went on a hunting trip with her father. Book titles OR Journal titles. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

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