Essayist, Florence Kelley, once wrote, “For the sake of the children, for the Republic in which these children will vote after we are dead, and for the sake of our cause, we should enlist the workingmen voters, with us, in this task of freeing the children from toil!” (Kelley 92-96). This quote can be traced back to her account, in which she presents before the National American Suffrage Association in Philadelphia in 1905. In it, she vividly depicts the horrors of child labor, providing countless reports, varying child labor laws throughout the states and ultimately, a solution to the dilemma. In author Florence Kelley’s essay … , she employs logos and rhetorical questions, in order to fortify her stance on child labor. Author Florence Kelley
In Florence Kelley's speech (1905), she argues in favor of reducing child labor through the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia, forcing the federal government to alter the amendment for child suffrage. Kelley expands her ideas by developing logos, pathos, and anaphora throughout the entire speech in an urgent argumentative tone. Using examples from children’s experiences, she successfully develops an effective argument that convinces the audience of the Suffrage Association to reconsider child labor laws and alter the working conditions of young children. Kelley heavily relies on logos in order to remind people of the economic (labor) issues the country is facing. For example, in lines 23-25, she states, “In Alabama the law provides that a child under sixteen years of age shall not work in a cotton mill at night longer than eight hours, and
Throughout history child labor has been a serious issue especially during the late 18th century. However in 1905, Florence Kelley argues in her speech that child labor needs to stop because it is inhuman. Florence Kelley was a United States social worker and reformer who fought successfully for child labor laws and improved conditions for working women. Florence Kelley believed that children should not be forced to work at such young age for such a long period of time. Kelley uses literary devices such as pathos, logos, ethos, and diction to express opposal to children working in factories.
Florence Kelly uses facts,syntax, and statistics to accentuate logic and logos to covey her message pertaining towards child labor to her audience.she strategically uses these three tools throughout her speech to grab the audiences attention to not only inform them, but to convince them to help reform these unjust and inhumane laws. She begins her speech with some facts about young kids who are working in places where adults should be working "commerce,in offices, in manufacturing." By mentioning "tonight while we sleep, several thousand little girls will be working in textile mills...." she is comparing facts from our life to their life which appeals to logic. She mentions how a few states govern in relation to their laws for how long and
On July 22nd, 1905, Florence Kelley, a United States social worker and reformer who fought successfully for child labor laws and improved conditions for working women, delivered a speech on child labor before the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia. The purpose of her speech was to convince her audience that the only way to stop child labor was by allowing women the right to vote. Florence Kelley uses certain rhetorical strategies, such as pathos, diction, and an extensive use of figurative language, to appeal to her audience and accomplish her goal. Kelley’s speech is composed of a substantial amount of emotional appeals to aid her in connecting with her intended audience. In paragraph four she says, “Tonight while we sleep, several thousand little girls will be working in textile mills, all the night through, in the deafening noise of the spindles and the looms spinning and weaving cotton and wool, silks and ribbons for us to buy.” With this passage, Kelley wants her audience to realize that while they sleep, children are making the products they go out and buy during the day.
Florence Kelley was an activist who fought against child labor in the late 1800'-early 1900's. She fought very hard for child labor and for better working conditions for our women. On the day of July 22, 1905 Kelley gave her speech regarding her reasoning of why child labor should end. To get a better understanding of her speech Florence Kelley implies pathos, ethos, and logos,which will catch the audience attention. The author reflects the sense of ethos playing the role of Florence Kelley.
Children from as young as the age of 6 began working in factories, the beginning of their exploitation, to meet demands of items and financial need for families. In Florence Kelley’s speech before the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia 1905, Kelley addresses the overwhelming problem of child labor in the United States. The imagery, appeal to logic, and the diction Kelley uses in her speech emphasizes the exploitation of children in the child labor crisis in twentieth century America. Kelley’s use of imagery assists her audience in visualizing the inhumanity of the practice. She begins by talking about the amount of children and the drastic rate of increase of the wage class.
Eva Smith is the perfect example to show the audience that you might not be affected by this but someone might be and you will be the blame for it. “but I felt rotten about it at the time and now I feel a lot worse.” Sheila said this because she actually felt really bad and to blame for this girl’s death unlike the rest of her family except Eric. People were put into social classes according to their wealth, jobs and success. The upper class families don’t care about others with low class and are shown to be more powerful at that time. The high class families always had the power even though they were the same as the others but more successful,
During the Progressive Era, women began reforms to address social, political, and economic issues within society. Some addressed the issues with education, healthcare, and political corruption. Others worked to raise wages and improve work conditions. Among these (women) is Carrie Chapman Catt, a leader of the women’s suffrage movement. Beginning her career as a national women’s rights activist in 1890, she was asked to address Congress about the proposed suffrage amendment shortly after two years.
Florence Kelley, a United States social worker and reformer, delivered a speech before the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association on July 22, 1905. The speech was meant to call the listeners’ attention to child labour, the laws that governed it, and how it needed to be changed. In order to achieve this, Kelley uses various rhetorical devices; some of which include the use of rhetorical questions to draw the listener’s attention to what is happening, the use of imagery to evoke emotions, and the use of specific facts in order to build credibility. Kelly conveys her message about child labor reviews of rhetorical questions to draw the listener’s attention to what is happening. When she questions that
Minnie had finally achieved what she had spent so much time fighting for but this accomplishment was great and it was a milestone for women in the state of teas but it wasn’t enough for Minnie she set her sights out for something bigger and better which was an amendment that would grant women throughout America the right to vote. In order to achieve this Minnie made arrangements with United States Senator from Texas Morris Sheppard in 1917 for a conference in his Washington, D.C. office for women to state their perspectives on the proposed suffrage amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Minnie and NAWSA lobbyist Maud Wood Park, who would become the first president of the League of Women Voters, initiated a campaign for constituents to flood the offices of their representatives with telegrams in favor of passage. The United States House of Representatives passed the first version of the Nineteenth Amendment on January 10, 1918, but it failed in the United States Senate. This failure did not stop Minnie nor her supporters in fact it inspired them more.