Now I 've twice that many at a speed that would make the devil curse. I´m worn out Amelia, Were all worn out. (91)¨ Betsy pointed out how long the hours were at the factory and that everyone is tired and worn out. The petition would let the children working in the factories have reasonable hours. Brigid, a new worker at the factory, is being taught how to work the loom with the reluctant assistance of Lyddie.
Price commences her essay with a critical tone and colorful diction to ridicule the flamboyance when pink flamingos “splashed” into the fifties market. She utilizes verbs associated with flamingos such as “flocking” to portray how American culture transformed a prestigious and unique item that represented “wealth” and “pizzaz” into something commercialized. This evolution of the pink flamingo reveals the destructiveness of Americans and our culture that consumes any and everything for the sake of status. Price provides insight on how the plastic
In addition, document 3 also expresses that factory conditions in Japan were harsher than in India. Document 3, from the viewpoint of two Japanese women, describes their experiences in textile factories. The first woman recalls the lack of heat and food present in the factory compared to the large amount of labor executed by the women. The second woman discusses the illnesses people contracted which led to the death of her thirteen-year-old sister. This reveals the harsh conditions experienced in Japanese factories and that women mainly worked in these factories.
Childhood is an age of bliss where innocence holds oneself tightly. Tragically, American history disagrees. As industrialization started to become one of the biggest leading powers in the American economy and society during the early 20th century, businesses began to hire whomever they could, including children. In July 22, 1905 in Philadelphia, Florence Kelley took an appalled, but determined tone when she spoke out against child labor in an effort to give women voting rights to right this wrong. By using sound rhetorical language, diction, and rhetorical appeals such as pathos and logos, Kelley was able to create a vivid speech that reflects on the inhumane ways child labor inflicts harm on the innocence that describes childhood, as well as convince the audience that women’s suffrage is the solution to this immoral problem.
Kelley expressed her emotion by stating how powerless they were. Kelley is fighting for what is right towards child labor laws. Unfortunately, considering she is a woman, she felt powerless towards the system. Although, her emotions were powerful enough to make her message effective. Her passion towards the issue can be seen throughout the passage.
The actually “successful” people – successful in that at least they survive – (the Buchanans, Nick, and Jordan) are all old money; while those who fail (Gatsby, Myrtle, and George) are the strivers. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrayed the American Dream as a brutal reality of people’s life and shows the condition of the society where people were lost because of the influences of the Great War. Corruption, brutality, and another structure of the society was a riddle for them to cope
Today when people think of child labor, they think of it as wrong and wonder who would make children difficult, laborious tasks. They wonder why some people did not try to stop it. Florence Kelley did try to convince people to end child labor. In her speech at the National American Woman Suffrage Association, she conveys her disdain for child labor by appealing to logos and pathos. Kelley draws the audience in immediately by appealing to logos (logic).
Thousands of women have screamed at the top of their lungs, clawed at the patriarchy, and tirelessly fought for their rights as citizens of the United States of America. From the beginning of mankind, women have been labeled as inferior to men not only physically, but mentally and intellectually as well. Only in 1920 did women gain the right to voice their opinions in government elections with a vote, while wealthy white men received the expected right since the creation of the United States. A pioneer in women’s suffrage, Susan B. Anthony publicly spoke out against this hypocrisy in a time when women were only seen as child bearers and household keepers. Using the United State’s very own Constitution and Declaration as ammunition, Anthony wrote countless speeches and called for the right to vote in a country that boasted equality and freedom for all, yet women were not included.
“A girl of six or seven years, just tall enough to reach the bobbins…” showing a visual of how young the girl must be and how over worked she is. Kelley as brings up the “…deafening noise” (Kelley para 3), of the spindles that the children are working on throughout the night just for “ribbons for us to buy” (Kelley para 3), bringing up the struggle of how common things are made and how the children suffer. Kelley sets up examples from all around the country as a way to rouse ethos in people as well. A way of saying “It’s not just a problem here, it’s a problem all over our nation” inadvertently sparking a sense of “we can do better” in the audience as
In Florence Kelley's speech, she reveals her distraught views about child labor. Kelley argues the cruelty of “little white girls” being forced to work at unreasonable hours of the night while the common adult is at home receiving a good night's rest. Kelley underscores her ideas with exemplification, comparisons, and repetition. She begins her address by stating factual evidence: “We have, in this country, two million children under the age of sixteen years who are earning their bread.” This powerful opening statement grabs the audience’s attention and highlights the labor induced community in which the children are suffering from. The audience now have some insight of her alarming topic.