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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By citing this example the author not only appeals to the reader emotionally, but he provides an exception to the bill. Self actualization is not fame or fortune. In many countries they live apart from their families and do not go to school. The author concludes by reiterating the preface of the passage that he feels that these children need to be helped. The purpose of the essay is to describe what is happening to children who are working in factories across third world countries when child labor laws were passed in the House.

Children are often forced to work long hours, for nearly slave wages, and are often beaten or mistreated. Divakaruni uses vivid description of the situations those children have to go through to make use of pathos.

Finally, she ends with a powerful thought: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs — Most psychologists studied people with problems, but Maslow studied successful people. He does this by providing a personal anecdote, which enables ftee reader to relate to an experience emotionally, pointing out fallacies in opposing arguments, which serves to bolster his claim, and by providing specific examples of how this bill would adversely affect these children, which strengthens his argument.


Logically the reader sees this extrapolation, and the argument is thus negated. He describes the wretched conditions these children live in and the idea of forced labor.

The author expresses his disapproval of the bill in multiple diavkaruni, specifically through the use of personal anecdotes, which allows the reader to relate to the situation emotionally.

In the third paragraph, I added a sentence at the end explaining why the author chose to use pathos in the essay.

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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.

Divakarun anr that this bill will only be a catalyst for more violent ways of obtaining money. She explains in detail the conditions those children who are working in the factories have to face daily for long periods of time. The way in which the author presents the anecdote, the reader wants the child to succeed, thus indirectly wants child labor to an extent.

This stage Maslow referred to as people finding their callings. Insert a link to a new page. Remember, all divakatuni your assignments and blogging should be done on your page. She uses this forgiving statement to put her readers at ease again. Once a person has met his needs on a lower level, he can develop higher needs.

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. She has utilized all three rhetorical strategies of pathos, logos and ethos in a balanced way to make sure there are no doubts the reader could raise. Throughout the passage the tone is persuasive and compelling, which attempts to convince the reader that we must not pass this bill.


The need to feel valuable, to have self-respect and the respect of others. Toward the end of her article, she discloses a personal appeal by giving us a brief glimpse into her own experiences with child labor: The author also shows another fallacy divakarumi the argument through the use of logos.

AP Class Work: Analysis on “Live Free and Starve” by Chitra Divakarun

This passage critiques that bill and urges it to be voted down. Some of the consumer goods sold in the United States–shoes, clothing, toys, rugs starfe many things–are made in countries in which labor practices do not meet U. Previous Article Careers for Canines.

Throughout her article, Divakaruni makes an excellent argument by tossing her stance back and forth from the pros to cons of the bill. Maslow argued that most people want more than they have. I explained that her hy of ethos convinces her audience that her stories and arguments are coming from a credible source and it was not from a person who just reads books or articles and conveys it in a different manner.

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Live Free and Starve

Second, this example disproves the notion presented by the bill that all child labor is bad and should be abolished. Insert image from URL Tip: Yet, this does not take into account the other possible repercussions or the fact that llve trade may not even stop child labor.

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