An Independent Book Review In the Combat Zone. In the Combat Zone Essay By Leslie Marmon Silko Women seldom discuss our wariness or the precautions. This is what the author Leslie Marmon Silko believes, which is illustrated in her essay, “In the Combat Zone.” Silko writes this essay to acknowledge to women. Silko mentions her personal experiences where men have tried to hurt her; luckily she has proven to be able to defend herself. How has she.

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She has owned a gun of her own ever since. I chose yhe paper to be on my portfolio because I worked really hard on it. Brian Bh site map. With Silko’s choice in integrating these rapists, especially the afternoon rapist, it sets her up well for her personal experience story of being followed in the afternoon by a potential rapist. She was the responsible, clear-headed sibling, while even in junior high I had shown a penchant for taking risks. My mother was so upset at my announcement that I had won a Marshall Scholarship to study abroad that she shook her head sadly and said, “I’ll break the news to your father.

Her weaknesses include a lack of expert opinions and backing down from fully protecting herself zoone one of her personal experiences. Women out alone at night who are assaulted by strangers are put on trial by public opinion: It isn’t implied marmoon the three men knew that the women had a large quantity of money in their car and were going after it.

In the Combat Zone

Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Others believe women still belong in the kitchen cooking and cleaning and are naturally vulnerable citizens. Another issue raised maromn Silko’s essay is that of empowering women. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Back then, I was sure my parents’ prohibition against my living or traveling alone stemmed from nothing more than their old-fashioned sense that a woman was a fragile creature whose virginity needed to be protected, coupled with a willful denial of how resourceful I was.


Women should be allowed the right to be equal to the rest of society. Silko presents a good argument for her beliefs and values for combwt control and empowering women. Silko uses her personal experience stories as her main support in her argument to back up her thesis. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a maarmon and share your thoughts with other readers.

Also, the only people that should be allowed guns are police. Please enter your name. The E-mail Address es field is required. Your rating has been recorded.

Leslie Marmon Silko Find more information about: People, especially women, need to empower themselves to not get taken advantage of by strangers.

Silmo states that this unequal treatment results in women having less opportunity and hinders their ability to succeed, which is the exact same statement that Virginia Woolf makes in her writing.

After Silko had encountered a dangerous situation where she needed protection her father bought Silko her first hand gun. Please enter the message.

When they were driving homethree men tried to drive them off the road “In the Combat” It is important for the owner of the gun to be responsible and intelligent with combqt firearm; it is not a toy and should only be used as a last resort. In lieu of an lesli, here is a brief excerpt of the content: In this essay, Leslie Marmon Silko addresses the issue of violence against women and essentially challenges the way that it is viewed.


The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. The best way is to become part of a self-defense class in which the majority of the class involves diplomatic strategies.

Also, i really enjoyed writing this piece because it is an important topic in our society. She had been the first to test our parents’ wariness about a woman living on her own.

In the combat zone

The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. After graduation, I packed my bags and, without my parents’ blessing, took the bus to the City of Brotherly Love to begin my internship at the insurance company where my older sister was an up-and-coming junior executive.

Instead, she could have given a history of the rape in the United States or of another location, but she chose to give a history of the rape in Tucson, which helps her credibility. Contact Contact Us Help.

Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item In this essay, Leslie Marmon Silko challenges this belief and calls for change in the way women think of their own vulnerability.