November 18, 2012

George on Keller

This article was difficult to read without trying to incorporate Keller's role as a woman along with her handicap. The quotes inscribed by Keller related to her experience as a part of the blind community, but also as a blind woman. Although, the argument presented in this article does not seem to be directed solely on her as a woman, the evidence seems to have some underlying meaning. George, quotes Keller's argument, "'until we know the nature of our bondage and examine the chains that bind us'' and then continues to address cultural values and the way that culture works with subjects.

Keller's works for her arguments, such as, "Put Your Husband in the Kitchen" is a perfect example of her use as a rhetorician but through the eyes of a female and using her experiences and other women's experience as a part of the argument and support. The article, interestingly enough, doesn't address or bring down the man's role necessarily, but empowers the woman. The woman is seen as someone who knows best and it may be in the roles that the culture places her in, but through the experience, a point is able to be made and given to the public in a way that they will understand. Keller was not necessarily scrutinized as rhetorical theorists, because she presented these theories in a way that hadn't been done before by a woman.

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