Batting Clean-Up and Striking Out
Dave Barry Batting Clean-Up and Striking Out
The author is rather optimistic about compassion because she hopes for changes and they may be for better.
“Batting Clean-Up and Striking Out” by Dave Barry
1. What is the purpose of Barry’s essay? How do you know?
The purpose of the essay is to show the essence of sexual relationships between men and women and to reveal the truth about them, making them free of biases and stereotypes and inequalities.
2. How objective is Barry’s portrayal of men and women? Does he seem to understand one sex better than the other?
The author attempts to present both sexes realistically but the author presents men as aggressive and violent in relation to women.
RE: Where can I read " Batting Clean-Up and Striking Out"
In Dave Berry’s Batting Clean-Up and Striking Out, first published 1988 in Dave Barry’s Greatest Hits, the author justifies that while men are oblivious to dirt females are even more oblivious to sports. In Berry’s essay, he points out how women are very tidy and seem to be capable of seeing dirty that the male eye cannot see. According to Berry’s women see premature dirt on the horizon of forming while men just see a clean bathroom. A woman cannot stand filth and must always tidy up because something that might look perfectly clean to a man looks absolutely filthy to a woman. While women are very perceptive about dirt, men are very aware of sports. Berry states that as sensitive as women are to dirt, men are to sports. Berry claims that a man’s sense are hyper aware when it comes to sports. While every sense of them is tingling with the sport a women is completely oblivious and unaware that a game or any other sport relate phenomenon is occurring. The clear difference between a man and a woman is that while a woman is more aware of dirt than a man, the man is more aware of sports than the woman is.