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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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Posted by Ryan Godin at 8: Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science maemon through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. In this essay, Leslie Marmon Silko addresses the issue of violence against women and essentially challenges the way that it is viewed. She argues that women should not have to sacrifice what they want, but should be entitled to the same rights that men have.

The neighborhood was poor and rundown, but the landlady, Mrs. Please enter your name. These numbers prove there is something wrong with the way Americans control guns. By limiting gun usageless people would die or become seriously injured by guns each year. Her writing includes the strengths of a use of history and the integration of personal experience stories.

Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Also, the only people that should be allowed guns are police. Leslie Marmon Silko Find more information about: Also, i really enjoyed writing this piece because it is an important topic in our society. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Another weakness in Silko’s essay is her personal experience story when zonr backs down from giving the drunken hunters a full punishment.

Women should engage in self-protection, but they should not empower themselves with guns. I shuddered when I heard this, having said the same words to my mother when I was that age.

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Combzt are plenty of other ways to empower women than giving them a gun. Females carrying guns might seem dangerous but if they are lespie them to fend off dangerous people what is the problem? On top of Silko’s strengths in her essay, she also has a few weaknesses.

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If women could learn to channel their fears of violence from cmobat into non-killing forms, it could save many lives and emotional anguish. Please enter the message.

Guns should be used for the sole purpose of protection by a trained police officer. That first year, I am convinced, is a time most women decide it isn’t worth their while to carry out any unnecessary solo missions in the combat zone Silko so elslie describes. A woman getting raped or killed because she had no means of protection is a huge problem in this country and should be put to an end as soon as possible. I feel this way because guns promote killing and are morally wrong. By doing this, it helps the reader understand that Silko is coming from a place where rape has been epidemic, and therefore we can better understand her horrific experiences in Tucson.

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The E-mail message field is required. The lock on my bedroom door didn’t latch. The United States does not have a sound gun concealment law. 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. Newer Post Older Post Home. Don’t have an account?

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This is true because it creates the feeling for the reader that the gun has served justice for killing a continuous rapist. The class would teach physical self-defense, which would only be used when all other diplomatic strategies fail. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and leslke your thoughts with other readers. Although she was transferred to Atlanta, she finagled me a summer internship at the home office in Philadelphia and then found me a place to stay at a boarding house run by an zine woman who used to work at the company.


The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. I didn’t need lessons on how to shoot a gun.

Although her argument was well written, I do not fully agree with her because women should not resort to guns for self-defense. Silko uses mamon personal experience stories as her main support in her argument to back up her thesis.

It is important for the owner of the gun to be responsible and intelligent with their firearm; it is not a toy and should only be used as a last resort. The personal experience story with the two drunken hunters supports one of her main points of women protecting themselves because they cannot ledlie depend on the police and courts.

Silko’s main purpose for writing the essay is to send the message to women that they need to defend their bodies and not to rely upon the police and courts to keep them safe. Her weaknesses include a lack of expert opinions and backing down from fully protecting herself in one of her personal experiences.

I chose this paper to be on my portfolio because I worked really hard on it. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Because of this, the citizens have insignificant reasons to have guns, which is causing out of proportion amounts of gun violence. The diplomatic strategies will help women negotiate or trick their way out of a violent attack rather than using violent action.