Furthermore the Published version of Staples essay ”Just Walk on By”, and draft version of the Staples article ”Just Walk ...
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...sy to convince the reader the idea that ‘we need to think the diversity in our life’ The writer, Brent Staples, wants to understands himself in this diverse society, and to talk to the reader as the way of showing his personal story by changing subject position as the image of what we look and imagine him.
Finally, Brent Staples shows each different subject positions in his essays as the tall black guy, who wears the jacket and blue jeans surrounding ghetto, the graduate student who majoring in the psychology at the prestigious college, For anonymous women he is dangerous person, and for me he is the writer who wants to talk diversity and his personal story from his essay with whistling Beethoven and Vivaldi. Different subject position of the writing makes totally different essays and give completely diverse ideas relates the diversity in America to the reader.
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