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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Already have an account? She intends to explain to the reader — the American voter — that by passing the child labor law they think it would free the children from the shackles of unruly business owners of third world countries.

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 freee were passed in the House. Libe does so by using pathos, logos and ethos which are supported by vivid description, repetition, and anecdote.

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.

She also shared her personal experience regarding child labor when she was growing up in Calcutta. Her mother, even though reluctant at first, volunteered to employ a boy named Nimai in order to save him from being pushed into starvation.

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. Divakaruni uses vivid description of the situations those children have to go through to make use of pathos. She explains in detail the conditions those children who are working in the factories have to face daily for long periods of time. For example, she explains that these children spend most of their days in dark, poorly ventilated factories that over time would hurt their health p.

On top of that she pictures what she sees when she visits her village every year – children by the mud roads, their ribs sticking out through the rags they wore p. The reason why she vividly describes every situation is so that she could divakwruni the reader to fully visualize the trials and tribulations a child has to go through when their childhood is replaced with work.

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 starvr of reference, such as that children should have no worries and be free.


Divakaruni also chose to end her essay with a repetition of questions. Besides that, the author gives credibility to the essay by appealing to her ethos. Divakaruni uses her experience 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. She uses anecdotes from the past experience which makes her use of ethos effective.

“Live Free And Starve” : Critical Analysis

She describes that when she was growing up, there was a boy, Nimai, a little older than her who works for her family. 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. This use anecdotes and personal experience convinces the reader that she is someone credible to convey the hardships of. 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.

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. Even though the essay was short, it addressed most of the problems that child labor is causing, why it is happening and how the situation could be handled.

I chose to revise this essay because there were parts where it was misleading for the reader to understand. 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. This better explains the situation which in turn puts it in perspective for the reader. In the third paragraph, I added a sentence at the end explaining why the author chose to use pathos in the essay.

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. I also made sure there were no grammatical mistakes which would distract the reader from being focused on the essay. In addition to that, I added transition sentences which helps make a shift of topics more smoothly. As for the second last paragraph, I also added a sentence at the end explaining how the use of ethos by the author benefitted her essay.

I explained that her use 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. 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 U.

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

Children are often forced to work long hours, for nearly slave wages, and are often beaten or mistreated. In many countries they live apart from their families and do not go to school.


Or is she countering this viewpoint? What does she base her argument on? In this case, why is it so hard to see that some people might prefer bread to freedom? What is this an example of? What conclusion are we to reach from this example? Is her example divakarruni good one that supports her thesis?

What is exactly the fault of Americans here?

Why did we abolish child labor in the USA? Most psychologists studied people with problems, but Maslow studied successful people. He concluded that everybody wants to be happy and loving, but they have particular needs that must be met before they can act unselfishly. Divxkaruni argued that most people want more than they have.

Once a person has met his needs on a lower level, he can develop higher needs. Maslow created a hierarchy to indicate which needs needed to be met first.

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Self actualization is not fame or fortune. Wealthy or famous people are not necessarily self-actualized.

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Why does she mention it here? Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs — Most psychologists studied people with problems, but Maslow studied successful people. These needs are the strongest, since a person would die if they were not met. People need to feel safe before they can develop the higher needs. This need especially affects children who don’t feel safe. Love and Belonging needs: The need to feel valuable, to have self-respect and the respect of others.

If a person does not fulfill these needs, she feels inferior, weak, helpless and worthless. If these needs are not met, a person feels inferior, weak, helpless and worthless. A very small group of people reach a level called self-actualization, where all their needs are met. This stage Maslow referred to as people finding their callings. Pages Images and files Insert a link to a new page Loading Insert image from URL Tip: Join this workspace To join this workspace, request access.

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