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Overcoming Cultural Obstacles: the use of imagery and syntax for the creation of a connection with the reader

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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Overcoming Cultural Obstacles: the use of imagery and syntax for the creation of a connection with the reader

Connection to one's intended audience is central to the conveying of one's message. It is only in this relationship that a writer or artist has with their audience that space for their literature or art is created. The authors of the literature I read this summer are presented with a sizable problem for these women are faced with the hardship of connecting with an audience that cannot in any normal circumstance understand or appreciate their writings due to the barriers presented by race, gender and language. These roadblocks came into existence during a time period known as the Enlightenment, an intellectual revolution in which the definition of self became determined through the comparison of one self with others and the world in which we live (Gay 59). During this movement the mental space in which all things not of oneself exist was created, this being "the other." The persistence of this ideology results in the limitations of thought on the behalf of western cultures in that all things foreign find themselves categorized and discarded. I was interested in investigating how

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