Born in in Calcutta, India, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni spent nineteen years in her homeland before immigrating to the United holds a BA from. Live Free and Starve. SF labor; Purpose – to explain the consequences of both child labor and firing the children; Speaker – Chitra Divakaruni. What we think is wrong for other people to endure, is what some people have come accustomed to. Some people have no idea what its like to.

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Insert image from URL. Overall, Chitra Divakaruni has crafted a convincing argument that is difficult chotra oppose, and has probably affected the minds of many Americans with her writing. Children are often forced to work long hours, for nearly slave wages, and are often beaten or mistreated.

She uses anecdotes from the past experience which makes her use of ethos effective. This is only a common space to love information and ask questions.

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Some could say that this story would make her biased and culturally predisposed to accept this form divakarkni slavery. In this case, why is it so hard to see that some people might prefer bread to freedom?

In the course of the whole essay, the author makes use of rhetorical elements of vivid description, repetition, and anecdote in order to make her essay credible. Newer Post Older Post Home. The working conditions were very favorable and it allowed this child to support his family.

However, she has avoided this issue by intermixing frequent concessions throughout every argument, keeping her American audience in mind.

You must be logged in to dibakaruni a comment. A very small group of divakaruin reach a level called self-actualization, where all their needs are met. Maslow created a hierarchy to indicate cnitra needs needed to be met first.

First, by using ethos, the reader feels compassion towards this divakarini and his pursuit to support his family. She has utilized all three rhetorical strategies of pathos, logos and duvakaruni in chitar balanced way to make sure there are no doubts the reader could raise.


Next, Chitra goes back to yet another concession, discussing the context of American society, and putting child labor into another perspective.

Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Divakaruni proposes that if the American government wants to help these children, they should work hand in hand with Third World countries to solve this problem. Also, he uses descriptive and harsh syntax to describe the children starving to death due to the fact that they do not have a job, which reinforces the idea through ethos that we cannot ban child labor.

This better explains the situation which in turn puts it in perspective for the reader. By citing this example the author not only appeals to the reader emotionally, but he provides an exception to the bill. She describes that when she was growing up, there was a boy, Nimai, a little older than her who works for her family. Previous Article Careers for Canines. On top of that she pictures what she sees when she bby her village every year – children by the mud roads, their ribs sticking out through the rags they wore p.

She depicts the children working in very poor conditions which they are vulnerable to abuse but later questions the reader if these children would choose to work under harsh conditions or live in freedom without the benefit of food, shelter or clothing. The proponents of the bill claim that child labor is bad, the U.

What is this an example of? If a person does not fulfill these needs, she feels inferior, weak, helpless and worthless. Pages Images and files. But he thought he was staeve responsible member of his family. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. What conclusion are we to reach from this example? Throughout the passage the tone is persuasive and compelling, which attempts to convince the reader that we must not pass this bill. Shouldn’t the United States use its power to stop these practices?

She uses this forgiving statement to put her readers at ease again. Live Free and Starve.


“Live Free And Starve” : Critical Analysis

Is her example a good one that supports her thesis? The purpose is to express that this bill must not be passed and to urge people, especially senators, to see the full extent and repercussions of stopping imports from these countries because it not only effects the companies, but the children which it is trying to protect in the first place. I ad that she uses pathos so that whoever is reading her essay can embody the trials and tribulations these working children have to go through without having a stafve.

Besides that, the author gives credibility to the essay by appealing to her ethos. The way in which the author presents the anecdote, the reader wants the child to succeed, thus indirectly wants child labor to an extent. To edit this page, request access to the workspace. The need to feel valuable, to have self-respect and the respect of others.

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Directed at Americans who recently passed a bill banning import of goods made by children, she explains how boycotting these companies may negatively affect the lives and livelihood of children and their families in these nations.

He is well informed and appears to look at the full extent of the bill. Because the sole purpose of the bill is to help these children, if this claim is true, then the bill serves no purpose because it defeats its original intentions and serves to only hurt these children.

Or is she countering this viewpoint? Divakaruni uses vivid description of the situations those children have to go through to make use of pathos. Pages Images and files Insert a link to a new page Loading People need to feel safe before they can develop the higher needs.