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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A very small group of people reach a level called self-actualization, where all their needs are met. The results of her balancing act have allowed her to slip in this story toward the end. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Pages Images and files Insert a link to a new page Loading Divakaruni uses vivid description of the situations those children have to go through to make use of pathos. It provides an exception to this idea, which then proves the argument wrong and points out a fallacy in the opposing argument.

Divakarun also bolsters his argument that we should find another way to help these children other than by banning child labor by pointing out a major fallacy.

“Live Free and Starve” Chitra Divakaruni

Divakarun presents himself as an educated man, possibly a senator, who has an advantageous viewpoint because he grew up in Calcutta. Finally, she ends with a powerful thought: No images or files uploaded yet.

The purpose of the essay is to bu what is happening to children who are divzkaruni in factories across third world countries when child labor laws were passed in the House. 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.


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I added a few sentences which would lead the reader in a better direction in order to divaaruni what the author of the essay was trying to explain. I chose to revise this essay because there were parts where it was misleading for the reader to understand.

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.

What is this an example of? This stage Maslow referred syarve as people finding their callings. Throughout this article, Chitra is able to stay in-touch with her audience by maintaining a back-and-forth balance between support and criticism for the bill with great success. Maslow created a hierarchy strave indicate which needs needed to be met first. To join this workspace, request access. Either they will live a suppressed life or a life with freedom, but no food.

Pages Images and files. The next paragraph includes a more formal transition toward her perspective. The proponents of the bill claim that child labor is bad, the U. She uses anecdotes from the past experience which makes her use of ethos effective. I explained that her use of ethos convinces her audience that her stories and arguments are coming from a credible source and it was chitrs from a person who just reads books or articles and conveys it in a dtarve manner.

Insert a link to a new page. He is knowledgeable about the bill and the full extent of it.

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

She also shared her personal experience regarding child labor when she was growing up in Calcutta. 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. In addition to that, I added transition sentences which helps make a shift of topics more smoothly. Chitra includes a personal story, putting a face and name to a child who benefitted from work, and is able to use the story to show that, perhaps, allowing child labor is the only way to give these children better lives.


Shouldn’t the United States use its power to stop these practices? However, she has avoided this issue by intermixing frequent concessions throughout every argument, keeping her American audience in frew. Second, this example b the notion presented by the bill that all child labor is bad and should be abolished. Divakaruni also chose to end her essay with a repetition of questions. The tension from the previous paragraphs is released in the next, as Divakaruni reveals the meat of her argument.

She explains in detail the conditions those children who are working in the factories have to face daily for long periods of time. Why did we abolish child labor in the USA? She exercises caution freee agreeing with her target audience and allowing them to hold their sympathetic emotions, while also using gentle sarcasm and logical appeals to express the other side of the story. Divakaruni uses her experience when she was growing up ilve her hometown and explains what it was like living among children who were forced to work in vivid detail.

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