Analysis Of Isabel Allende's 'Tales Of Passion'

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Isabel Allende uses storytelling to depict real stories of women across the world being abused and suppressed by men at a TEDTALK conference during her presentation “Tales of Passion”. She does this to educate her audience on how women are less empowered by using evidence of anecdotes about women suffering abuse. For example, she tells the story of Rose Mapendo who was a prisoner in the camp for Tutsi refugees in Congo. Allende illustrates how Mapendo’s life in the prison camp was petrifying for a mother protecting her child: “When the soldiers burst in her cell to rape her oldest daughter, she grabs hold of her and refuses to let go, even when they hold a gun to her head”. As a result, Allende wants her audience to feel the fear that Mapendo felt during her experience at the prison to develop her speech.
The main purpose of her speech was to inform her audience on the lives of women who are victims of abuse and she expresss how fenimism can lead the change for women so they could be empowered. For example, Allende said, “But not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor”. She tells how many women acroossed the world are treated poorly, even through, we live in a society that condems those acts. For this reason, she uses her specific purpose in her speech through a series of anecdotes to reveal that the truth, which is the unfairness towards women. I believe that Allende wants her audeience to

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