When reading the author's statement for "Public Secrets" by Sharon Daniel, it was something that really pulled me into the text where I wanted to know more. Which is the case with most things. Of course, this form of introduction is a great way to get people's attention. When you tell someone that you have a secret or that you know something that they don't it kills the other person. They want to know. We are, afterall, curious individuals (most of the time). Now I understand that the statement was a way to give the reader an idea of the type of text they will be getting into but I'd like to argue that besides this promoting the text, it also provides a knowledge that we are being open to. Really, the whole text provides knowledge and information to the reader about things they might not be aware of. It's not really part of everyday school/home life.
This idea of getting insight of the women correctional facilities is intriguing and when you find out that there is something wrong is it because the author finds it wrong or she is letting you think and interpret the situation and you decide it's wrong. It's a very difficult way to think of it. People have the right to take in what they want. And people can't get to their own solution until they read on how it effects anything around them.
We discussed in our last class that depending on what is said or done there is a response or reaction. Miller talkes about "situated action" and this really ties into the text of Daniel. These women are literally in a facility with very few freedoms. The responses themselves almost seem to be known . And when I say that I mean similiar situation repeat in these facilties but Daniel finds away to show the importance of it. SO why care for these women in one facility when a lot of this happens in other places? Maybe they are just to be a representation. But ultimatly the reader decides.