A Web of Brands In Naomi Klein’s A Web of Brands , published in Fences and Windows 2002, the author shows “that the economic divide is widening and cultural choices are narrowing” (P. 24). She does this by telling about how she started this book in a warehouse in Toronto where she lived. She talks about how in the 30 and 40’s immigrants where running around and how they are still around the same place now. She then continues to tell us about the 12 story warehouse and how they are all stuck there because of there harsh realities in the oeconomy.
She then talks about sweat shops and how hard of a life they have. She talks about how they are a little bit alike because they are both towards the same side of their economic chain. She says its not that small a planet at all when they all have these hardships everywhere. Tone Ironic Discourse Cause and effect Rhetorical Terms •Irony – “We make the computers” she told me, “but we don’t know how to operate them. ” P. 25 •Logos – “in 1997, Canada imported $11. 7 million of anoraks and ski jackets form Indonesia, up from $4. 7 million in 1993. P. 18 •Rhetorical Questions – “…High leather boots to the communal washroom, clutching tubes of toothpaste, but what can we do? ” P. 7 • Simile – “…then everyone else starts feeling like a two bit prop, and the whole edifice crumbles. ” P. 4 • Dash – The giant brass thimble arrived – right at the corner of the block. Questions Meaning #3 – What Does Klein mean BY “global coincidence”? What is ironic about it? It means that they are both living in the same types of buildings just both of the buildings have a different purpose.
One could also burn down at any second when you are living there because it is a sweat shop and a fire hazardous place. Strategy #4 – Why does Klein mention the 17 year old CD-ROM assembler in paragraph 25? He mentions her to show the irony about how she knows how to build the cd-roms but she doesn’t know how to use a computer. She is smart because she can put it all together but how smart is she when she cant work the equipment. Language #1 – In context, what is the effect of the phrase “secondhand sweatshops” in paragraph 6? This is saying that they don’t even get good sweatshops they get the hand me downs that no one wants.
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They get everything that the bigger and better places a done with just like varsity handing it all down to jv. Quotation “We make the computers” she told me, “but we don’t know how to operate them. ” Response This shows how much they really don’t know and how routine their lives have been. Just think of putting a part of a computer together over and over again. This would be so hard for the first and second time but they have to do so many in a day just to get paid. I don’t understand why we support sweat shops when we are so against child labor in the united states.