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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“Live Free and Starve” Chitra Divakaruni

If these needs freee not met, a person feels inferior, weak, helpless and worthless. Most psychologists studied people with problems, but Maslow studied successful people.

In this case, why is it so hard to see that some people might prefer bread to freedom? 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.

I added a life sentences which would lead the reader in a better direction in order to grasp what the author of the essay was trying to explain. He claims that if these children do not have a job they will die from starvation.

Immediately following this outstanding statement is a simple concession, focusing on extreme cases of child labor. Insert image from URL Tip: I also made sure there were no grammatical divakarubi which would distract the reader from being focused on the essay.

To edit sttarve page, request access to the workspace. But he thought he was a responsible member of his family. Live Free and Starve.


Live Free and Starve

Why does she mention it here? The proponents of the bill claim that child labor is bad, the U. Throughout the passage the tone is persuasive and compelling, which attempts to convince the reader that we must not pass this bill. Yet he expresses his disagreement with the proposed solution.

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. The results of her balancing act have allowed her to slip in this story toward the end.

He cites the example of when he lived in Calcutta as a boy. 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.

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

Divakaruni does so by using pathos, logos and ethos which are supported by vivid description, repetition, and anecdote. 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.

Remember, all of your assignments and blogging should be done on your liev. The need to feel valuable, to have self-respect and the respect of others. 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.

The working conditions were very favorable and divakaduni allowed this child to support his family. 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.


He does this by providing a personal anecdote, which enables the 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.

Some could say that this story would make her biased and culturally predisposed to accept this form of slavery. Divakaruni also chose to end her essay with a repetition of questions.

Logically the reader sees this extrapolation, and the argument is thus negated. First, by using ethos, the reader feels compassion towards this child and his pursuit to support his family. The author also shows another fallacy in the argument through the use of logos. Her conclusion summarizes her argument, adding a few additional bits of supporting evidence. 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.

What is this an example of? Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Show 0 new item s. He concluded that everybody wants to be happy and loving, but they have particular needs that must be met before they can act unselfishly. She uses this forgiving statement to put her readers at ease again.