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Lacks Strategies Outline

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TA Outlines of Strategies in Skloot's Immortal Life.

 


 

 

 

 

Chapters 29 - 34: Erwin Rimanoski

 

 

Chapter 29  A Village of Henriettas

Claim

Claim

Claim

If Deborah communicated with Rebecca, they could learn about Henrietta together

Lengaver used Henrietta’s cells (HeLa) to help develop Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH) to study DNA

Henrietta’s cells, not Henrietta, were cloned

Evidence

Evidence

Evidence

  1. Rebecca imagines Deborah listening to her answering machine to hear what Rebecca found
  2. Rebecca found Henrietta’s baptism records
  3. Aunt Gladys told Rebecca stories of Henrietta

1. A color-coded photograph of Henrietta’s cells given to Deborah

1. Photograph of Henrietta’s cells; no concurrent photograph of Henrietta

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

 

1. To the untrained eye, the photograph is a mere mosaic of colors

1.  Non-verbal gesture of Deborah signaling

     Rebecca to be silent

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

1. Pathos: Rebecca appeals to

    Deborah’s emotions to learn more

    about Henrietta

1. Abstract theoretical language: (FISH)

1. Vivid imagery: photograph of Henrietta’s cells

 

 

 

 

Chapter 30 Zakariyya

Claim

Claim

Claim

Rebecca not eager to meet Zachariyya

Zakariyya is mean

 

Evidence

Evidence

Evidence

  1. Zachariyya is the angriest Lacks because of what happened to his mother
  2. Zachariyya is an ex-convict for murder
  3. He is in and out of trouble with the law since released from jail
    1. He fought his mother’s cancer cells before birth to stay alive
    2. He was beaten as a boy by Ethel
 

 

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

 

 

 

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

1. Pathos: Rebecca appeals to

    Deborah’s emotions to learn more

    about Henrietta

  1. Narrative of emotional response (Zakariyya)
  2. Informed opinion (Deborah)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 31  Hela, Goddess of Death

Claim

Claim

Claim

White people cannot be trusted

Deborah is suspicious about money and white people telling her mother’s story

Deborah thought Hela the Marvel comic book character was based on her mother

Evidence

Evidence

Evidence

1.  Henrietta’s grave location kept secret so her bones won’t be stolen

2.  Unknown man and Lawrence warn Deborah not talk about her mother’s story

1.  She asks Rebecca how much Johns   

     Hopkins is paying her to get information

2.  Genetics textbook publisher offering   

       Deborah $300 to print a photo of   

     Henrietta

3.  How much money Rebecca would give

     Deborah for her mother’s story

  1. Hela’s traits matched descriptions of her mother’s cells

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

 

 

1.  Marvel’s Hela was based on the ancient

     Norse goddess of death

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

  1. Pathos: Deborah’s fears based on emotional examples

 

  1. Pathos: Narrative of emotional response

 

  1. Logos: Factual data (Norse god Hela)
  2. Metaphor (Henrietta god-like)

 

 

 

 

Chapter 31  Hela, Goddess of Death (continued)

Claim

Claim

Claim

Research performed on people without their consent

Deborah becomes comfortable with using the Internet to research her mother

 

Evidence

Evidence

Evidence

1.  Vaccine trial in Uganda

2.  Drug tests on U.S. soldiers

1.  Deborah researched terms like statute of

     limitations and patient confidentiality

 

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

 

 

 

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

1. Logos: Factual data

1.  Logos: Theoretical-abstract language

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 32  “All That’s My Mother”

Claim

Claim

Claim

David Lacks wanted to see Henrietta’s cells but couldn’t

There are 46 strands of DNA, or chromosomes, in the cell’s nucleus

Cancer is a DNA error from exposure to radiation or chemicals

Evidence

Evidence

Evidence

  1. David was elderly and had health problems such as high blood pressure and lost one leg to diabetes

1. Images of cells with chromosomes seen under the microscope

1. Dialogue of cancer with Christoph

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

 

 

 

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

1. Logos: Reasons

1. Logos: Theoretical abstract language

2. Logos: Factual data

3. Logos: Definitions

1. Explanation by Christoph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 33  The Hospital for the Negro Insane

Claim

Claim

Claim

The Crownsville Hospital for the Negro insane was not what they found

The Crownsville Hospital was worse than Deborah could have imagined

 

Evidence

Evidence

Evidence

1. One old hospital building was a food bank

2. Other hospital buildings were used for police, a high school, and a rotary club

3.  Crownsville Hospital Center looked like a resort

1. The hospital was overcrowded with patients

2. There weren’t enough doctors

3. Patients locked in poorly ventilated spaces

4. Unauthorized pneumocephalographic and psychomotor studies conducted on patients

 

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

 

 

 

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

1. Logos: Reasons

1. Logos: Theoretical abstract language

2. Logos: Historical document-Washington Post news article

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 34  The Medical Records

Claim

Claim

Claim

The only piece of Henrietta’s handwriting

Deborah said doctors diagnosed her sister Elsie with idiocy, as in being foolish

 

Evidence

Evidence

Evidence

  1. Signed consent form for radium treatment of cancer

1. Dictionary definition of idiocy

2. Doctor’s diagnosis

 

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

Rebuttal

 

1. Rebecca states idiocy was a medical term for mental retardation, in this case caused by hereditary syphilis

 

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

Rhetorical Strategy

1. Logos: Historical document

1. Logos: Theoretical abstract language

2. Logos: Factual data

3. Logos: Definitions

4. Logos: Informed opinion

 

 

 

 

 

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