Upon finishing reading all of the required reading for this blog post, I have to admit that I just kind of feel disgusted. I extremely disliked Wright’s essay… although it wasn’t the essay itself, it was what Wright was righting about, and the seemingly cruel way Wright wrote about the characters in the sororities and fraternities. Noting this, I’m going to admit that it is going to be a bit more difficult for me to write this post, as I just wanted to be done reading all of the essays about “Sister Act”. Reading “Sister Act” made me feel dirty, and almost ashamed now to be associated with groups of people so uncultured and fake. And now see? Wright’s article made me judge the people in his essay – I can at least give him credit for bringing the people in his essay to life for me.
I believe that the essay, “Wright vs. Wrong” is the most successful and analytical essay. I feel a little biased though, as this is also the essay that I feel I connect to the most. The author of this essay analyzes the way that Wright uses diction and tone, giving examples of his words and phrases, and then analyzing why they work (or don’t work in most cases). The author of “Wright vs. Wrong” states, “The images in the essay are the most prominent part that engage the reader into seeing how dangerous the situation really is” (67). This is the author analyzing the images that Wright uses, forming an idea about why Wright uses them. The author of “Wright vs. Wrong” does this throughout his essay, providing specific examples from Wright’s essay, and then using Wright’s examples to argue that Wright is placing importance on the wrong ideas. In “Wright vs. Wrong” the author uses words such as “downplays” and “clearly” and “problem” to demonstrate his feelings about Wright’s essay (67).
Towards the end of “Wright vs. Wrong”, the author makes a call to action stating, “something should be done about this fact” (68). This author’s essay takes you somewhere in a thorough conclusion as to why they felt that Wright’s essay was unsuccessful at leading the reader in the right direction. The author of “Wright vs. Wrong” bases his essay on the fact that Wright’s essay is meant to entertain, not educate. In essays describing issues as important as “turning young people into alcoholics”, the goal of the essay should be to educate, not entertain (68). I have to admit I wasn’t sure how I was supposed to feel after reading the essay. If anything though, it is definitely not pro-sorority.