Imrdc - Frida Kahlo Essay

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IMRDC – Frida Kahlo
Introduction
The purpose of this research paper is to answer the question, “is/was Frida Kahlo a great leader?” The audience this paper is directed to is my 10th grade English teacher, Mr. Salazar, and anyone that is interested in the subject. This paper took me from the 10th of January until March 1st. There was a total of 12 people involved in writing this, including Mr. Salazar and myself. Frida Kahlo was a big figure in Mexico and the rest of the world. She was an aspiring artist, Diego Rivera’s wife, and was also politically involved. But was Frida Kahlo a great leader?

Methodology
For my sources, I used mostly websites with the exceptions of two magazine articles, and an encyclopedia entry. The websites I
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In the entry, it claimed that Frida Kahlo is one of the most exciting and influential artists of the 21st century. They support their claim by first explaining how Frida had a very distinct painting and fashion style, then describing her many injuries that left her with something that she over took and didn’t let stop her, and finally explaining how in the last years of her life, Kahlo was in very bad health but continued to paint. The author’s purpose is to inform readers of Frida Kahlo’s basic life story. They adopt an informative tone for the readers of the “Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia.”

Also, in Jesse Cardes’ magazine article, “Frida be Herself,” she claims that Kahlo is an inspirational woman. She supports her claim by first explaining how Frida inspires her everyday, then describing to the readers all the bad things that happened to Frida that she pushed through and succeeded, and finally telling readers how Frida has inspired her to express herself through fashion and doing creative activities. Cardes’ purpose is to describe to readers why she sees Frida Kahlo as an inspiration. She develops an objective tone for the readers of the magazine “New Moon.”

Director, Amy Stechler in her Internet article, “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo,” claims that Frida Kahlo never allowed anything to block her path to success. She supports her claim by first illustrating how Frida used to continuously paint even

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