Thursday, February 21, 2008

Research Topic

The Daughters of Juarez is a book I'm currently reading about the hundreds of girls that have been murdered just across the border from us mostly within the last 12 years. I wish I had already read the entire book so I could tell you more about it but unfortunately that's gonna have to wait until later.

As I read this book many different emotions are stirred up; sadness, frustration, but most of all anger. It is such an injustice that these girls are being taken away from their loved ones and nothing is done about it.

I'm still not quite sure how I will fit this into the rhetorical situation, any suggestions would be appreciated, but this is one of the topics that I want to continue to research for our final. I'm not sure what awaits me at the end of this road but I hope that I will be able to use this for something positive, even if that only means gaining more knowledge about the current situation and passing that on to others I know.

I think it is important for everyone to not only know what is going on in the world but also to be aware of what is going on in their own back yards and their community. Althouth Juarez is not technically part of El Paso I beleive, and some may disagree, that everything that happens there has an impact on us here in El Paso in one way or another and vice versa. Recently El Paso was in the national new because Hillary Clinton visited El Paso. I would much rather see El Paso and Juarez on national tv for something positive such as a Presidential nominee visiting our city rather than mass murder in our sister city.


La Cri said...

Agustin, I think this is great topic! Your topic would be the book itself answering how it would be rhetorical. It is definitely rhetorical. You will have to first show how people felt about the women from Juarez being murdered. Was there a complacency? Was there little attention? What has this book brought to the issue? Think along those lines of questioning.

Nice post.

mcalvillo said...

Agusti, I couldn't agree more with you. I sometimes feel like people would rather play ignorant and it will probably make it easier with the wall that is being built. The issue is very sad and personally causes me alot of anger. Just thinking of the frustration the parents of these girls may feel. The impotence.