BEING A CHINK BY CHRISTINE LEONG PDF

In this essay I am going to look at the dramatic effect that Shakespeare is aiming for in Act 1 Scene 5. There are two main types of drama that are used throughout the play to create drama; these are the use of suspense and the strength of language that the characters. But these same words could also be used without harmful intentions and in a fashion of endearment amongst the people those words were created for. They each had a different word to discriminate their different culture and ethnicity. These writers discuss the words "nigger" and "chink", which are words in our language mostly ignorant people use. Naylor and Leong are also both minorities who were raised in America.

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In this essay I am going to look at the dramatic effect that Shakespeare is aiming for in Act 1 Scene 5. There are two main types of drama that are used throughout the play to create drama; these are the use of suspense and the strength of language that the characters.

But these same words could also be used without harmful intentions and in a fashion of endearment amongst the people those words were created for. They each had a different word to discriminate their different culture and ethnicity.

These writers discuss the words "nigger" and "chink", which are words in our language mostly ignorant people use. Naylor and Leong are also both minorities who were raised in America. They talk about how discrimination and hatred towards minorities is almost always inevitable in America, which is mostly populated by Caucasians.

Naylor and Leong observe how these racial acts of discrimination can unify a group of people even closer together. Naylor didn't know the true meaning of the hate word nigger until it was used against her in a degrading manner.

On the other hand Leong already knew what chink meant but wasn't traumatized until she found out her father discovered it. In both their essays, Naylor and Leong introduce a word that is meant to humiliate, hurt and ridicule.

Naylor, being of African decent, was introduced to the word nigger at a very early age. Naylor asked her mother what the word meant, but she knew it meant something terrible. Black people raising their children in America would have to explain what nigger meant sometime in their childhood. Naylor's mom explains that the word nigger is used to try to paralyze their people by humiliation.

Similarly to Naylor, Leong also introduces a word to ig The true meaning of these words doesn't even justify its existence. They are simply meaningless words meant to damage, humiliate and degrade certain groups of people. To prove those words worthless, the same groups of people that those hate words were created for, changed them into what is used sometimes in everyday social conversations.

In a few ways it has assisted them knowing what each has gone through and forms somewhat of a gathering with the same strength of mind. Naylor, Gloria. Kennedy, Dorothy M. Kennedy, Jane E. Boston, New York, Show More. Read More. Popular Essays. Open Document.

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Being a Chink

To different people, words mean different things and have different effects. Words affect our emotions, way of thinking, personality, and our general way of life. It is quite possible that words have no meaning and the audience gives them meaning. There is some truth to that however. We give words the power to affect us. Therefore, words and language are strong tools that we use in our everyday life.

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being a chink essay

She then goes on to say in paragraph ten that it is based upon what they look like rather than who they are on the inside. What has the word chink come to mean when Leong and her friends use it? Where in the essay does Leong explain this? They use the word as a way of identifying themselves. It is used to go against the stereotypes that are pushed upon them by society. By using the word among themselves they are showing that they do not care what society thinks.

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Being A Chink ' By Christine Leong

Being a Chink - Free download as Word Doc. Page 1. Page 2. Apr 27 In the meaning of a word and being a chink gloria naylor and christine leong examine words of hatred that are meant to scorn hurt andnbsp.

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Comparison of the Two Essays "The Meaning of a Word" and "Being a Chink"

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