Daniel also uses the construction of the piece itself to reflect her views. There are different portal the reader can take to get deeper and deeper into the information, just like the inmates seem to get deeper and deeper into trouble in the prison system. This can be interpreted in various ways. Heteroglossia is present throughout the text, different voices and points of view, and styles of saying things. This allows the reader to see the scattered and jumbled feeling that many of the women inmates feel.
October 26, 2012
Daniel’s hypertext essay on the unseen side of the corporate prison system offers a new perspective on what women go through when in these correctional facilities. She criticizes the double standard there is for men, the variations in sentences for men and women who committed the same crimes, and the lack of compassion there is for women who are trapped in negative situations. There are certain themes that happen within the system, or as Miller would say, there are “recurrent situations,” that develop a cycle of unfairness to women in the prison system. The interpretability of the critique varies. She uses a lot of personal interviews that shed light on specific situations that could be seen as a onetime occurrence, and not a representation of the prison system as a whole. This opens up the critique to be more opinionated. It could also be seen as having the specific goal of making the system look poorly. There are no examples or interviews that do allow for the other side of the coin to be seen.