Rosemary In Hidden Daughter

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Three percent out of people in the United States suffer from mental retardation. That's about 6.3 million people out of 318.9 million in the United States. In People magazine within Elizabeth McNeil’s article “Hidden Daughter” published September 14,2015 she uses pathos to prove that we often hear about John, Robert, Teddy and others of the iconic Kennedy family, but always fail to hear about Rosemary Kennedy, who suffers from retardation. It’s as if though she vanishes from the family or gets shunned out. But by keeping her a prominent figure in the Kennedy family… she would have been beneficial in the article to connect with those who have a family member suffering from a mental disease. McNeil opens her article by giving the appearance of Rosemary Kennedy and going into the deep secret that the family hid from the public. “In pictures she looks every bit the perfect Kennedy: radiant freckled, destined for a charmed life; But the truth about Rosemary was far darker than it appeared, born with intellectual disabilities her parents were determined to keep secret” (53). By describing her appearance and including her mental disease, it gives readers a personal insight of what she had to go through. As the years had gone by, Rosemary’s deficits became…show more content…
And includes how disappointed Rosemary was in herself for upsetting her father. “I am so fond of you. Sorry to think that I am fat to you” she said (56). Including Rosemary’s emotions when writing her father shows us as readers that she feels unworthy to her father, as if she wasn’t good enough for Joe. She stays at the boarding school for nearly 5 years. Unfortunately, she was let out by the age of sixteen, and it was remarkably hard for her to comprehend bigger issues, due to her never passing the fourth grade level. Including her struggles of learning makes readers feel sorrow for

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