The f-word by firoozeh dumas ethos despite a few exceptions, i have found that americans are now far more willing to learn new names, just as they're far more willing to try new ethnic foods. I really enjoyed readying this personal article by dumas in my opinion, the purpose of this essay was to demonstrate in a humorous yet interesting way how hard it was for dumas and her family, to settle into daily american life. The f word author: firoozeh dumas by misael pina-torres americans should be able to accept and appreciate diversity in a person's name and culture cultural.
Firoozeh dumas character timeline in funny in farsi the timeline below shows where the character firoozeh dumas appears in funny in farsi the colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance. The f word by firoozeh dumas writing project 2 in the f word written by firoozeh dumas an excerpt from her autobiography titled funny in farsi, she talks about her struggles living in america from having a very different name, to not understanding english very well. Start studying the 'f word,' firoozeh dumas learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The f-word by firoozeh dumaspdf viewing now interested in the f-word by firoozeh dumaspdf bookmark it to view later no bookmarked documents bookmark this doc.
English 250 revised rhetorical analysis perceptions of the f-word typically, in most cases when some is substituting the f-word for another word most people typically think of one cuss word however in this article by firoozeh dumas, the f-word is not deal with a cuss word. In the book, the f word, written by firoozeh dumas, talks about the difficulty an immigrant goes through when coming to a different country, america, and having to adapt to a completely different culture. Created date: 7/14/2011 1:48:19 pm. Firoozeh dumas relates a predicament that both americans and foreigners found themselves in often: pronouncing and remembering a foreigner's name the inability to pronounce and remember a name can be upsetting, insulting and offensive between both parties but especially in the victim's side.
After getting married, firoozeh goes by the name julie dumas, but everyone in her family calls her firoozeh sometimes, she says, she feels as if her life is a big knot sometimes, she says, she feels as if her life is a big knot. Writing project 2 in the f word written by firoozeh dumas an excerpt from her autobiography titled funny in farsi, she talks about her struggles living in america from having a very different name, to not understanding english very well. English 250 understanding the rhetorical situation of the f word the essay, the f word, written by firoozeh dumas, fulfills its purpose to entertain with a humorous, enriching account of her interesting history of stories related to her hard-to-pronounce name. Firoozeh dumas's essay, the f word, implies that if you do not have a normal american name then you have disadvantages compared to people with names that are pronounceable. Just as firoozeh dumas describes in the f word, thus i started sixth grade with my new, easy name and life became infinitely simpler (dumas 86) people made fun of dumas' name, firoozeh, and thus made her want to change her name to fit in she changed her identity an identity is mainly comprised of personal choice.
Firoozeh dumas (persian: فیروزه دوما ) (born 1965 in abadan, iran) is an iranian writer who writes in english she is the author of the memoirs funny in farsi: a memoir of growing up iranian in america (2003) and laughing without an accent: adventures of a global citizen (2008), and the semi-autobiographical novel it ain't so awful, falafel (2016. Created date: 6/7/2012 4:40:10 pm. Chapter 11: the 'f word' most of the people in firoozeh's family have names with multiple syllables and letters that are not prevalent in common american names many of them have meanings as well. About firoozeh dumas firoozeh dumas was born in abadan, iran, and moved to california at the age of seven after a two-year stay, she and her family moved back to iran and resided in ahvaz and tehran. 50 quotes from firoozeh dumas: 'ever since we had arrived in the united states, my classmates kept asking me about magic carpets - they don't exist-i always said i was wrong.
The style that dumas chose to use with her book excerpt called the f-word, is a very easy going and simple style that hooks the reader dumas claims that the english language could branch out and become more colorful to include more interesting sounds that other cultures use. Before reading the f word, i never thought about any of these questions firoozeh dumas begins this article by speaking about a few of her family members with foreign names that have these incredible meanings behind them, but were still made fun of for them. Me, carolyn, and tracy in 2015 somewhere around the 18th version of my book (there were 26 versions in all) tracy's character was edited out. Words don't mean what they mean, steven pinker (language) subject: people could say one thing but mean another main point: words and phrases are usually adjusted to suggest an intention, moreover, adjusting the language, is an effective form of manipulation comparing to direct demand.
64 firoozeh dumas sufﬁce it to say that, with eight letters, including a z,and four syllables, my last name is as difﬁcult and foreign as my ﬁrst my ﬁrst and last name together generally served the same purpose as. The f word essay in the f word written by firoozeh dumas an excerpt from her autobiography titled funny in farsi, she talks about her struggles living in america from having a very different name, to not understanding english very well - the f word essay introduction.