Sac State ENGL 20 - ARGUMENT FOR WOMEN IN COMBAT (9 pages)

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Engl 20 - College Composition II
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Women in C ombat RIDLEY SCOTT S GI JANE AN ARGUMENT FOR WOMEN IN COMBAT It is my contention that Ridley Scott s film GI Jane starring Demi Moore can be analyzed as a kind of argumentative essay in that it presents a thesis that it defends through the use of supporting arguments and supporting examples In addition I also believe it follows many of the basic critical thinking rules in the presentation of its message In class we read three very different argumentative essays written on the subject of women in combat They are Most Oppose Women in Combat by Suzanne Fields An Officer and a Feminist by James M Dubik and Arms and the Woman by Lou Marano Each of these essays illustrates a contrasting attitude towards the idea of women serving in combat in the US military I believe Scott created GI Jane so that it would covers many of the issues raised by authors such as these in order to support his thesis women should be allowed to serve in combat What I would like to show is that Ridley Scott offers arguments and evidence through his film that directly support his thesis in ways that follow our course models In order to do this I will show how GI Jane takes into account both the pro and con arguments put forth in each of the three essays GI Jane deals with the idea of female integration into one of the most elite units in the US military the Navy SEALs Lt Jordan O Neil played by Demi Moore is given the opportunity to enter SEAL training as a test case If O Neil is able to successfully complete this rigorous program then other women would be given the chance of full integration within the military This would enable women to enter combat a key element for those who hope to rise in the ranks of the file D Documents 20and 20Settings Duke Desktop SPECIAL TOPICS GI htm 1 of 9 7 31 2002 7 08 02 PM Women in C ombat military As O Neil states operational experience is the key to advancement So if women are not allowed in combat this is the same as saying they can t be promoted to



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