The rhetoric of memorials
This picture illustrate the concept of memorial rhetoric in Hess reading, and how people attribute meaning to a place, in this case a house, to remind a person and a social cause. This was the house of Susan B. Anthony. She fought for women’s rights to participate in suffrage. The house was a refuge for many women who followed the ideal of Susan and its importance lies in keeping alive the memory of this woman and her efforts for equal rights. Also the physical space is important, because according to the guide, “important events happened here”: long meetings of feminist movements, and also the arrest of this woman for going to exert her right to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
I'm from the Dominican Republic and did my BA in Communications. I like creative writing, blogging, reading poetry and playing guitar in my spare time. Also I like to spent time volunteering and promoting social causes. I love to travel and Im fascinated about anthropology and anything that has to do with people's behavior. I am currently studying the MS in Communication and Media Technologies and hope to be done in summer of next year.