Florence Kelley: The Importance Of Ending Child Labor

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Social worker, Florence Kelley, in her speech, praises the importance of ending child labor. Kelley’s purpose is to point out to her audience the importance of a childhood and that child labor is taking that away from kids. She obtains a passionate tone in order to evoke her audience’s emotions on her subject.
Kelley begins her speech by acknowledging the that young children are wasting their childhood making money to pay for their basic needs. She appeals to the emotions of the audience by stating that there are “two million children under the age of sixteen years who are earning their bread” (1-3). She specifies the tasks children are completing at different ages and locations in order to illuminate the issue of children losing their childhoods.
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