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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Wealthy or famous people are not necessarily self-actualized. In many countries they live apart from their families and do not go to school.

This need especially affects children who don’t feel safe.

Children are often forced to work long hours, for nearly slave wages, and are often beaten or ad. This stage Maslow referred to as people finding their callings. What is this an example of? 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.

Maslow argued that most people want more than they have. Pages Images and files. To turn text into a link, highlight the text, then click on a page or file from the list above.


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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. 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. Divakarun presents himself as an educated man, possibly a senator, who has an advantageous viewpoint because he grew up in Calcutta.

Insert a link to a new page. Pages Images and files Insert a link to a new page Loading The working conditions were very favorable and it allowed this child to support his family.

Overall, Chitra Divakaruni has crafted a convincing argument that is difficult to oppose, and has probably affected the minds of many Americans with her writing.

To edit this page, request access to the workspace. The author also shows another fallacy in the argument through the use of logos. People need to feel safe before they can develop the higher needs. Love and Belonging needs: Most psychologists studied people with problems, but Maslow studied successful people.

Why did we abolish child labor in the USA? Next, Chitra goes back to yet another concession, discussing the context of American society, chitraa putting child labor into another perspective.

Directed at Americans who recently passed a bill banning import of goods made by children, she explains how boycotting these companies may negatively affect the lives and livelihood chifra children and their families in these nations.


The way in which the author presents the anecdote, the reader wants the child to succeed, thus indirectly wants child labor to an extent. Yet he expresses his disagreement with the proposed solution.

What does she base her argument on? She uses this forgiving statement to put her readers at ease again. He cites the example of when he lived in Calcutta as a boy. 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 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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.

She explains in detail the conditions those children who are working in the factories have to face daily for long periods of time.

“Live Free And Starve” : Critical Analysis

No images or files uploaded yet. You must be logged in to post a comment. This use anecdotes and personal experience convinces cyitra reader that she is someone credible to convey the hardships of. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Logically the reader sees this extrapolation, and the argument is thus negated.