Visual Rhetoric-Thenaturalist201

0:00-0:01 A boy who seems happy is shown probably around 6 years old based on size and dinosaur shirt. on the left of the screen, you see a bike handle and within that second you see him ripping something. The boy could have received a bike as a present.

0:01 In the image we see the bike in the center implying that is the main focus. the boy is holding wrapping paper and the bike has a bow on it so we can assume that it is either his birthday or some sort of celebration also based on people surrounding him and you can see some people clapping

0:01-0:03 The next image we see is the shoes of the boy but older riding the same bike. and then cuts to an image of his face. His facial expression shows that is concentrated and that he may be pretending to be riding something other than a bicycle maybe a motorcycle

0:03-0:04 the video then cuts to showing the boy’s back riding the bike down the middle of the street and we can see another boy’s elbow who is also riding a bike on the side of the screen. this shows that the boy and his friends are riding around having fun

0:06 the video cuts again and shows the same bike and the boys feet peddling the bike this time we see a crate in the front of the bike, we could make the assumption that it is being used to hold something. in the crate, we can see something white maybe newspapers?

0:07-0:08 panning a side view of the boy on the bike we see that he appears to be older than he was in the last segment. then a cut to the crate on the front of the bike and we see newspapers and the boy grabbing one of the papers. which shows us that he is a delivery boy

0:11-0:12 the next scene we see is the same bike with the boy older, he is riding up to a house that and he drops and leaves the bike outside. when he gets off the bike we see that he is holding flowers because of this maybe he is at his crush’s house and is stopping by to make an impression

0:13 then a cut the boy walking across the screen with the bike in a garage. the bike is dirty and has probably been sitting there for a while, we see the worn seat and a rag on the tire which proves that it hasn’t been ridden in a while. this is also the first scene we see the boy not riding the bike which maybe suggests that he is older now and doesn’t need a bike

0:15-0:16 we see a completely different setting showing a lady in a wheelchair with a name badge implying see is an employee. there are clothes on clothes racks in the background maybe suggesting it is a retail store. we then see her holding clipboard which could mean she is taking note of things in the store or inventory of some sort

0:17 we then follow a man down an aisle of the store, we can clearly see more clothes and labels to indicate what items are down what aisles. to the left of the man, we see an employee holding the blue bike on a table and she could be cleaning it

0:19 the image cuts to the employee with the bike and we see she is cleaning the bike with rag we can then assume that the bike is being resold at the store which we could assume it is some sort of thrift shop because we know the bike was previously owned by the boy.

Definition Argument-Thenaturalist201

Definition Argument -Thenaturalist201

When a person is born their childhood is already defined what jobs their parents have and what they have. As they grow older they are more and more defined by whatever their parents are able to give them. they are influenced by what their parents go through, because until they are old enough to understand what they have or who they are they are defined by the previous upbringing of their parents.

When a child is brought up in a multiracial household don’t they face the discrimination that both parents endure. They see the struggle of each race or skin color faces. They are told stories of the oppression and have to hold that on their back for the rest of their life.

So what nobody dares to talk about is the possibility of other ethnicities having the privilege or is privilege even a real thing.

Privilege is believed to be an advantage that you are born with you are not acquired privilege, this advantage varies from being hired over other based on skin color to have an easier time buying groceries at a grocery store. Having privilege also includes the ability to receive welfare and more affordable healthcare.

Privilege is not even brought up when being raised because privilege is what your parents can provide you. Privilege has nothing to do with skin color and multiracial people are being more discriminated against as they are believed to have more of an advantage over someone else who is part of one of their races.

PTSD Claims_thenaturlist201


  1. “Brannan Vines has never been to war. But she’s got a warrior’s skills”
    • the description of having warrior skills. Is showing this in the light that a warrior is something not everyone has. I believe these so-called warrior skills are actually just instinctive actions based on how humans are made up
  2. “Skills on the battlefield”
    • The author is comparing everyday life to the elements of war in Iraq but in doing so is making it seem as if no one else without the relationship to war whether through one’s family member or friend has ever felt these emotions before.
  3. “crazy-person behavior in a drug store, where she was recently standing behind a sweet old lady counting out change when she suddenly became so furious her ears literally started ringing. Being too cognizant of every sound—every coin dropping an echo—she explodes inwardly, fury flash-incinerating any normal tolerance for a fellow patron with a couple of dollars in quarters and dimes. ”
    • This whole section is purposely emphasized to show the relationship between her “symptoms”
      and her husband’s PTSD. without the comparison and elaborate imagery, I am sure everyone can relate to the aggravation of a slow customer unless I have PTSD as well.
  4. “Brannan Vines has never been to war, but her husband, Caleb, was sent to Iraq twice, where he served in the infantry as a designated marksman.”
    • In the next paragraph, the author repeats themselves to then have the reader have the “aha” moment of ” oh that’s why she was acting that way” without repeating themselves this moment would be less subtle and would not help them prove their point of the relationship between PTSD and being “contagious”
  5. He’s one of 103,200, or 228,875, or 336,000 Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and came back with PTSD, depending on whom you ask, and one of 115,000 to 456,000 with traumatic brain injury. It’s hard to say, with the lack of definitive tests for the former, under testing for the latter, underreporting, under or over-misdiagnosing of both.
    • The author is naming off a lot of data here to confuse the reader or to give the illusion that this solider is not a rare case but one of many with these symptoms.
    • he then goes to claim that most of these numbers are not accurate because of the lack of testing that has been performed on returning soldiers.
  6. “even less understood is the collateral damage, to families, to schools, to society—emotional and fiscal costs borne long after the war is over.”
    • I love how he uses the word damage suggesting that one man’s PTSD affects the rest of the world.
    • The author then claims that this one man’s PTSD is creating damage to their financial life as well
  7. “Like Brannan’s symptoms.”
    • Claiming that these emotions are indeed symptoms that they are, fact, PTSD
  8. “Hypervigilance sounds innocuous…a conditioned response to life-threatening situations.”
    • he is claiming that this emotion is the soling resulting in life-threatening situations and implying that is not a harmless emotion
  9. “imagine there’s a murderer in your house. And it is dark outside, and the electricity is out. Imagine your nervous system spiking, readying you as you feel your way along the walls, the sensitivity of your hearing, the tautness in your muscles, the alertness shooting around inside your skull”
    • This example that is given is trying to prove that you have to be in a life-threatening situation to feel that emotion.
    • Also notice that the author’s choice of words as he tries to imply the relationship between this and being in the war. Using words such as; shooting, sensitivity, alertness. all of these words are commonly used to describe the feeling of war.
  10. “And then imagine feeling like that all the time”
    • Here the author is claiming that people with PTSD, or in this case, soldiers with PTSD feel this way all the time
    • they are also implying that the soldier’s also feels this way all the time


White Paper—TheNaturalist


For my research essay, I will be arguing that multiracial people of a lighter skin color, in fact, do not have “White Privilege” and that they are put down for their skin color by races that they are actually part of. I will be using the example of Brazil as their skin color is completely different and their beliefs are different from what a race is considered. For years these people struggle with identifying with others because they are a different “race” (color). This is a major social problem around the world and really shouldn’t be considering how far we as people have had to come to believe that people are “equal”, but because of this stigma of color people are unable to really be equal.

I am here to prove that color is not the definition of race and that in this day and age people can’t judge a person based on their skin color, not just race. This goes for all races, not just African American, Spanish, “white” this includes everyone.



The content of the article: In this article, the author discusses their own personal struggle of being multiracial with her social life as well as how she is treated by her own family.

Proves: that multiracial people have problems just as much as a one race person


Content of the article: Explains the idea of white privilege and that anyone of white color has these privileges

Proves: not all multiracial have these privileges and even if they have a lighter skin color they don’t always have these privileges


Content of the article: interviews with Brazil’s residents as well as the history of the background of their “races”

Proves: the definition of race versus skin color is a problem. It proves that everyone has this idea that the shade of your skin has a level of privilege.


The content of the article: research on the challenges of multiracial people. a study conducted to show the treatment of multiracial people in urban areas.

Proves: that a high percentage has been discriminated against because they are multiracial and that they are not receiving the best of both worlds. this can also prove that they receive the same amount of challenges that monoracial people endure


Content of the article: discusses the wellbeing of multiracial people and how they should b treated when receiving therapy




My Hypothesis-thenaturalist201

  1. Being Biracial in America
  2. What does it mean to be biracial in today’s world
  3. How a biracial person in America is treated by each race
  4. Why do people focus on skin color as a component of a person’s ability to embrace their racial culture and background
  5. What do Biracial and Multiracial people go through when being compared to a single race person, where is the line drawn when comparing skin color