The Critical Evaluation Essay

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Professor: Terry Hennessy
ENG: 102
20 September 2013

The Cover Letter

1. What is your purpose in writing this essay? In your response, explore the deeper meaning of this question. The goal is not just to complete the assignment but instead to convey a message. What do you plan to accomplish with this essay? What do you hope the reader takes away from this argument?

I believe the purpose in writing this essay was to give students the opportunity to evaluates someone’s work and to see if we can look pass our own opinions and decide whether the person writing the article was able to convey their argument in a way that was understandable.

2. What did you learn from completing this assignment? Did you experience a new
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Murray uses logos to prove that women and men are the same when given the same opportunities to succeed. According to our reading, logos relies on sound logic to determine if a statement is true, as long as all the reasons “add up” to the conclusion (Driver, Gast, Lowman-Thomas). She hinted in her argument that women couldn’t provide a lot of contributions to society because they were raised to be homemakers and not out in the workforce since that was a mans place. She believed that women were denied the opportunities to make an impact on society because they were limited in their education and upbringing. All the information presented in her argument was valid and it shows that one cannot truly conclude who the superior sex is based on gender. Both sexes have the ability to be great and all it takes providing both gender with the opportunities they need to excel in life.
Murray’s argument was very successful because it allows the reader to see what changes needed to be made in order to make the genders play on a leveled playing field and be completely equal. Although equality of the sexes is what most people want, it will never happen unless society removes the stigma placed on women, which make her nothing more than a simple housewife that just here to have babies and serve her man. The void that women felt back in the 1700s, is the same void some women feel today and
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