Comparative Critique Ways Of Seeing By John Berger And There Is No Unmarked Woman By Deborah Tannen

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David Cohen C.J. Jackson W131 19 September 2012 (In blue are all suggested changes or additions.) (In red with strikethrough are all suggested removals, red underlines are points needing nonspecific revisions, and red italics are commentary.) I know I’m pretty harsh, but just remember if I didn’t want you to do well I would do less… Comparative Critique: Ways of Seeing by John Berger and There is no Unmarked Woman by Deborah Tannen Once upon a time, (I’d stay way from this… perhaps) a group of dodo birds inhabited an island in the Indian Ocean. The men (males—men refers to humans) were large and colorful with fearless attitudes(,) while the women (smaller females) were smaller and represented (wore comparatively—stay away from were and…show more content…
Men are presented in a uniform manner that doesn’t display emotional details. For the women, something as simple as stiletto high heels or makeup could send a message of promiscuity to men. (Are these things simple? I think Tannen wants to stress that nothing that marks a woman is quite “simple,” all things have meaning of some sort.) As the women presented themselves to the public, they surveyed themselves in order to manage the way men would see them. This way the woman could make adjustments to the way men would view and perceive her, thus giving the woman power to attract the ideal man by adapting to his personalized wants. (This strays from what I believe Tannen is trying to convey. Tannen says that women have no default way to present themselves and are forced to make a statement about themselves with every presentation, but never says their “statement” is specifically directed toward or focused on men. If you are trying to describe how being marked can be advantageous, this could be an excellent point with a wide variety of advantages, try not to look only in the realm of attraction. Perhaps discuss how Tannen only looks at the “always marked” nature of women as a negative, where it may not have to be. Perhaps the ease of being unmarked which is available to men could even be

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