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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Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Clearly, she was one of those women who should tye run a department rather than take dictation from the less competent men who did. Big deal, you say; well, yes, it is a big deal since most lectures, performances, and films are presented at night; so are mafmon and other social events. One night, Silko’s grandmother and mother went to get thousands of dollars from the bank to cash the miners ‘ checks.

By doing this, Silko is contradicting one of her main points of empowering women.

It is important for the owner of the gun to be responsible and intelligent with their firearm; it is not a toy and should only be used as a last resort. Newer Post Older Post Home.

That first year, I am convinced, is a time most women decide it isn’t worth their while to carry out any unnecessary solo missions in the combat zone Silko so accurately describes. Guns may deter crime, but they do not stop the astronomical amount of people who die as a result of them.

Also, when she writes about the red bandana rapist, who raped over twenty women, she describes how the last woman who he tried to rape shot him Silko, “In the Combat” MacYoung, Marc, and Dianna Gordon. Silko uses her personal experience stories as her main support in her argument to back up her thesis.


Silko’s main purpose for writing the essay is to send the message to women that they need to defend their bodies and not to rely upon the police xilko courts to keep them safe.

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These numbers prove there is something ailko with the way Americans control guns. For my parents to have provided such lessons would have been to concede their approval of my [End Page ] plan to spend the summer working in Philadelphia and the two years after that studying in Les,ie and exploring Europe. Overall, I think you thw an excellent job providing clear evidence to support your claim that women are robbed of opportunity both professionally and socially due to societal norms.

I think it shows a good example of the argumentative structure. Droberg, Daniel, and Robin Huiras. No one should go through life worrying about getting assaulted every time they leave the house.

Women should be allowed the right to be equal to the rest of society. Not only does Silko use a good integration of historical information, but she also uses credible personal experience stories. In the combat zone Author: One issue that is especially on the front burner is self-defense using guns, which provokes the current issue of gun control.

The United States does not have a sound gun concealment law. Plummer, was a feisty raconteur who told me stories about the misdeeds of her former bosses, who were my bosses now.

Also, i really enjoyed writing this piece because it is an important topic in our society. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. The killer might consistently question if killing was the best means of defense.

Silko was introduced to her first gun when she was twelve when she went on a hunting trip with her father. She has owned a gun of her own ever since. There are two main arguable issues Silko expresses in her essay.


Donald McQuade and Robert Atwan. When they were driving homethree men tried to drive them off the road “In the Combat” The essay ‘ s strengths include a good integration of history and credible personal experience stories.

Also, if a gun is used as the first option of defense in a violent scenario, it could be emotionally anguishing for the killer for the rest of his or her life.

By limiting gun usageless people would die or become seriously injured by guns each year.

What I needed were lessons on how to navigate—wisely, bravely—that first, terrifying year I was out of college. You may have already requested this item. The estimated number of Americans killed in the 20th century outweighs the number of Americans killed on the battlefield “More Americans”.

Silko’s argument is made more credible due to her experience with violence from strangers. I shuddered when I heard this, having said the same words to my mother when I was that age. I feel this way because guns promote killing and are morally wrong.

In the Combat Zone

Please enter your name. The diplomatic strategies will help women negotiate or trick their way out of a violent attack rather than using violent action. Another weakness in Silko’s essay is her personal experience story when she backs down from giving the drunken hunters a full punishment. The neighborhood was poor and rundown, but the landlady, Mrs. The weaknesses in this essay include a lack of expert opinions and backing down in one comnat her personal experiences.