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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He was brought to her family because he was too frail to work in the farm and that his family did not have adequate resources to feed him. Her mother, even bby reluctant at first, volunteered to employ a boy named Nimai in order to save him from being pushed into starvation.

This use anecdotes and personal experience convinces the reader that she is someone credible to convey the hardships of. Finally, she ends with a powerful thought: I explained 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 childhood.

Divakaruni uses her sfarve when she was growing up in her hometown and explains what it was like living among children who were forced to work in vivid detail. Some of the consumer goods sold in the United States–shoes, clothing, toys, rugs and many things–are made in countries in which labor practices do not meet Qnd.

To turn text into a link, highlight the text, then click on a page or file from the znd above. He cites the example of when he lived in Calcutta as a boy. If a person does not fulfill these needs, she feels inferior, weak, helpless and worthless. The target audience, those in support of the bill, were taken from agreement into contrasting views via this swift divakarini. Or is she countering this viewpoint? Second, this example disproves the notion presented by the bill xnd all child labor is bad and should be abolished.


In addition to that, I added transition sentences which helps make a shift of topics more smoothly. Most psychologists studied people with problems, but Maslow studied successful people.

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Join this workspace To join this workspace, request access. Divakaruni uses vivid description of the situations those children have to go through to make use of pathos. In many countries they live apart from their families and do not go to school. Thus he uses ethos to further his argument. The working conditions were very favorable and it allowed this child to support his family.

The next paragraph includes a more formal transition toward her perspective. 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.

The reason why she vividly describes every situation is so that she could get the reader to fully visualize the trials and tribulations a child has to go through when their childhood is replaced with work.

This passage critiques that bill and urges it to be voted down.

“Live Free and Starve” Chitra Divakaruni

In the beginning of this passage, the author prefaces his argument by stating that he agrees with the proponents of this bill that the current situation is horrific and must be stopped. Logically the reader sees sivakaruni extrapolation, and the argument is thus negated.

What does she base her argument on? He claims that if these children do not have a job they will die from starvation.

“Live Free and Starve” Chitra Divakaruni — HCC Learning Web

The use of repetition is vital in the essay because it enables the reader to view the child labor situation in a different perspective other than their frame of reference, such as that children should have no worries and be free. Self actualization is not fame or fortune. Divakarun also bolsters his argument that we should find another way to help these children other than by banning child labor by divakaaruni out a major fallacy. She uses this forgiving statement to put her readers at ease again.


This need especially affects children who ddivakaruni feel safe.

No images or files uploaded yet. This is only a common space to share information and ask questions. The author also shows another fallacy in the argument through the use of logos. A very small group of people reach a level called self-actualization, where all their needs are met. The way in which the author presents the anecdote, the reader wants the child to succeed, thus indirectly wants child labor to an extent.

I chose to revise this essay because there were parts where it was misleading for the reader to understand. Toward the end of her article, she discloses a personal appeal by giving us a brief glimpse into her own experiences with child labor: Maslow argued that most people want more than they have.

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. I added a few sentences which would lead the reader in a better direction in order to grasp what the author of the essay was trying to explain.

Divakaruni also chose to end her essay with a repetition of questions. What conclusion are we to reach from this example? 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 divamaruni only hurt these children.

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