This speech is being delivered in Philadelphia to a convention of vigorous women who are willing to fight for their desires. An emotional appear is used to target the nurturing side of each and every woman in attendance. The adults of the United States are sound asleep while the sweet, innocent children are slaving away in factories. Kelley even goes as far as to criticize the women for ignoring this fight while “the children make [their] shoes in the shoe factories; knit [their] stockings, [their] knitted underwear in the knitting factories.” The author intends to use this appeal to provoke the motherly instincts of the attendees to join her and her cause.
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. ¨Forget everything else but the loom.” ¨But I canna forget,¨ Brigid cried out.
Not only does she allow those women to visualize themselves in place of the young girl, she aims to get the sympathy of the crowd by using the contrast between the innocence of a little girl and arduous, demanding reality of adulthood. She details “a little girl, on her thirteenth birthday, could start away from her home at half past five in the afternoon, carrying her pail of midnight luncheon, and could work in the mill from six at night until six in the morning…” (48-53). By mentioning a little girl in place of possibly a young woman, she emphasizes the cruelty of the child labor laws and exhibits how utterly ridiculous they are. Kelley is trying to make the audience guilty because she knows that a guilty person is an invested person.
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
Because of the poor pay wages workers received, families were forced to send their children. These children were forced to work in unsafe factory conditions. Kelley emphasizes that “... several thousand little girls will be working in textile mills… in the deafening noise of the spinales and the looms spinning and weaving.” She established herself as an equal.
Kelly illustrates the typical, normal day for a hardworking child through the use of imagery. For instance, Kelley paints a shocking picture in paragraph three, “... several thousand little girls will be working in textile mills, all night through in the deafening noise of spindles…” Including this description of not one, but thousands of little girls working in awful conditions draws on the audience’s empathy. The audience does not just learn about the conditions, but are able to visualize daughters, nieces, and cousins working all night long to desperately earn money. In the same way, Kelley illustrates a young girl on her way to work, “A little girl, on her thirteenth birthday, could start away from her home at half past five in the
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.
Cinderella Ate My Daughter follows the life of Peggy Orenstein, a journalist as she takes on the impossible task of raising a child. As one source puts it, “Orenstein spends the 256 pages of Cinderella Ate My Daughter asking paradoxical questions and playing devil’s advocate. Despite the many questions and few answers, one thing remains clear: consumer culture has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, beginning at birth. Nearly every stage of life has been externally defined, marketed, and consequently, commoditized” (ACSD). After Orenstein explains how through marketing and media, girlhood is conceptualized, she describes the internal implications that defining girlhood can have on girls.
Environment can have an enormous influence on identity and for Anne Moody we saw how her experiences put a burden on herself. Growing up in rural Mississippi at a time where racism was highly recognized, Anne Moody was categorized just like every other black woman in her community, working for the white people trying to meet ends meet, powerless, uneducated and running after men and having babies. Her mother was a prime example of the stereotypical black woman during that time, having many kids, her husband leaving her for another woman, getting into a relationship with another man, uneducated and slaving over jobs to provide for her children. Reading this novel, I saw the identity of Anne Moody’s mother deteriorating, from Anne’s childhood
On day on January 1,1863, Susie King Taylor was with many people who heared a performance of President Lincoln enslaving all people in U.S.A. As womans who clean cloths, “the First South Carolina Volunteers, Union Army troops that” created parties, “she won a great deal in common with “her” soldiers”. Susie’s life, 14 years old Susie was a new freed slave having fun once in a lifetime moment. “She spent her days washing cloths, comforting the wounded and the sick, and teaching both adults and children to read and write, all without getting paid. which, she recognized as being good or important, it would be good if she got paid”, ( black past ) “Susie baker king taylor was born on the Grest Farm in Liberty County, Georgia, on August 6, 1848, she was raised as an enslaved person.”
Confrontation at Home A. Even though 25,000 withdrew some out, people were still not content, some saw war as a waste of time, and they believed it was affecting the nation making it collapse, others believed war was immoral B. By march 1970, there was another 150,000 troops removed V. Expanding Women’s Rights A. The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote, and on August 26, 1970 it was the 5th anniversary, therefore a group of women gathered B. On 1923 equal rights amendment (ERA) was projected C. There was many books created, for example, Ladies’ Home Journal and Good Housekeeping, these books depicted what a woman should be, like motherhood, and being home-loving 1. And then there was the feminist books like Our Bodies (1971), The New Woman’s Survival (1972), these books sold millions of copies, it spoke about freedom, and good health, both physical and psychological D. Sexual Politics was written on 1969 by Kate Millett, she became one of the best sellers 1.
This skill was one of the many things that set her apart from most women abolitionists. She began to speak publically in Philadelphia advocating women’s suffrage, prostitution, and emancipation of slaves. After gaining support from important male abolitionists like Lloyd Garrison, she quickly rose to fame giving speeches to large crowds persuading thousands to believe and join her cause. Public speaking, however, was not the only way women abolitionist attracted supporters. Several women were able to do so through their writing.
Albo writes: “My father says, little kids, little problems; big kids, / big problems.” Shortly after this quote, Albo provides the fact that: “Thirteen million children in the United States live in poverty. / Across the oceans, millions more go hungry each day…” Of course, this brings the validity of the statement “little kids, little problems,” into question.
Children are having their childhoods took away from them everyday due to many reasons, but a major reason is child laboring. Florence Kelley, United States social worker discusses the negative effects of child laboring using rhetorical devices such as imagery, credibility, and emotions to explain to the National American Suffrage Association the affects that child laboring has on a child’s childhood. In this speech Florence Kelley displays many different emotions such as guilt, anger, pity and sadness. “Tonight while we sleep, several thousand little girls will be working in textile mills, all the night though, in the deafening noise……” Kelley reveals an emotion of sadness.