In her speech addressing the National American Woman Suffrage Association on the topic of child labor, Florence Kelley bases her argument, through the use of logos, cacophony, and rhetorical questions on the ethical merit against child labor. Establishing her main arguments, and introducing the topic at hand, Kelley provides statistical evidence by which she conveys the pandemic of child labor. By stating that, “We have, in this country, two million children who are earning their bread,” she establishes the idea that child labor is widespread throughout the union and further notes the idea by describing the alarming trend of low wage-earning children growing as a demographic. She also notes it is especially common for girls between the ages
Females from all over America were waiting for more than a hundred years for the day that they can finally vote. A New York Times report said, “The half century struggle for women’s suffrage in the united states reached its climax at 8 o’clock this morning, when Bainbridge Colby, as a secretary of state, issued his proclamation announcing that the 19th amendment had become a part of the constitution of the United States.” Woodrow Wilson was president at the time and women stood outside his office protesting to have this right. Woodrow made a speech on this day saying “I for one believe that our safety in those questioning day, as well as our comprehension of matter that touch our society to the quick, will depend upon the direct and authorization participation of women in our counsels.”(Wilson) On this day women had hope to overcome this and give them a reason to know that they made the right decision on giving women the right to
A child leaves in the morning to work endlessly until midnight. She arrives home with work-torn hands and tired eyes as she prepares for another day of weaving, spinning, sewing, braiding, and knitting. This image of a child having her life toiled away in a factory is one that Florence Kelley does not tolerate. In her speech for the National American Woman Suffrage Association, she opposes the unfair and immoral treatment of children in labor. Kelley applies figurative language and pathos in her speech in order to push women to encourage men to vote for strict child labor laws, and to convince women of the need for their suffrage.
For instance, in lines 46-48, Kelley explains, “In Pennsylvania, until last May it was lawful for children, 13 years of age, to work twelve hours at night.” By talking about the children “13 years of age to work twelve hours at night”, it allows the members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association to examine the cause of the mental and physical harm done to children. By grabbing the audience’s attention, she reveals her audacity. In addition, Kelley productively integrates pathos into the logos. For example, in lines 18-22, Kelley quotes, “Tonight while we sleep, several thousand little girls… silks and ribbons for us to buy.” By comparing the scenes of “other” people to young girls in the night, she compels the audience to feel sympathy. Illustrating two contrasting situations, she effectively develops from the evidence to her main purpose to properly change the working conditions of children. This quote adds to her argument by urging the audience to care about the poor
Many women in the early 1900’s sought for change. Some rose to power and took leadership over many organizations that pushed for equality. Women’s battle for voting rights was specifically led by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul. These women devoted most of their life to create a foundation which we live upon today. Women’s struggles lasted many decades until they finally achieved some equality under the 19th amendment.
Florence Kelley was a women’s rights activist who gave a speech before the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in the summer of 1905 on the topic of child labor. This speech on child labor offers insight to the harsher lives that some children have to carry in comparison to some adults due to no child labor laws. Kelley’s writing was meant to persuade the audience to improve child labor laws and safety by appealing to pathos.
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.
Florence Kelly delivered a speech before the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia on July 22, 1905. She used rhetorical analysis such as pathos, anaphora, and logos to enlist working men to vote for the reform of child labor laws.
Florence Kelley uses many rhetorical devices and strategies to convey her message about child labor and working conditions for women in the early 1900’s. Kelley uses each device effectively to produce a very powerful strategy. This strategy convinces the reader about her view and persuades them to take action.
After the Civil War, women were willing to gain the same rights and opportunities as men. The war gave women the chance to be independent, to live for themselves. Women’s anger, passion, and voice to protest about what they were feeling was the reason of making the ratification of the 19th amendment, which consisted of giving women the right to vote. One of the largest advancement of that era was the women’s movement for the suffrage, which gave them the reason to start earning
Child Labor was one of Florence Kelley’s main topics at a speech she gave in Philadelphia during a convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Kelley talks about all the horrors children were going through and the injustices they were suffering. She talks of the conditions children working in, the hours they were going in, and all in all, how wrong child labor was. Her purpose for this was to gain support of people to petition for the end of child labor. Kelley’s appeals to Ethos, Pathos and Logos through the use of great rhetoric is what allows her to achieve her purpose. The main devices being extraordinary diction, repetition, and sarcasm/irony.
Finding the fact that children from the age of “twelve to twenty years” are subject to labor heartbreaking. Florence Kelley’s speech, given at the National American Woman Suffrage Association, uses a variety of rhetorical strategies to turn the hearts of the audience against child labor, along with strengthening the argument for women’s suffrage. She does this to ultimately to argue that when women can vote, they will put a stop to child labor.
She begins by stating that there are children in this nation who are merely “earning their bread”. From this, the audience deducts that his speech will not only be serious, but it will be a call to action. In the same paragraph, Kelley states the several professions children can be found in, such as “the coal-breakers of Pennsylvania”. By doing so, the writer evokes a sense of sympathy towards the children as they are shown to be working in conditions that are not only rigorous, but unsafe. Kelly attempts to reach the audience’s emotions once again when she later states, “while we sleep, several thousand little girls will be working in textile mills, all the night through.” By stating this, Kelley not only hopes to make the audience sympathize, but it also attempts to convey emotions of guilt and selfishness. While the reader sleeps comfortably in their bed at night, they are now left to imagine the unfair working conditions that children were going through. This technique is evident throughout the piece as later she states, “boys and girls, after their fourteenth birthday, enjoy the pitiful privilege of working all night long.” While not all children who work really stay up for the entire night, the writer states extreme situations in order to prove her point. By using the technique of Pathos through the speech, she is able to emotionally
The most significant event of the twentieth-century emergencies the societies classes diversity and struggle. The novel, The Jungle penned by Upton Sinclair attempts to display the lower class economic and social challenges by exemplifying the difficulties of a Lithuanian immigrant family.The predicament situation of Jurgis and his family reveals the dark side of the capitalism, therefore, additionally, it revealed the bourgeoisie class dominance and exploitation of the proletariat class. Throughout the novel, Jurgis and his family encounter varied difficulties from being unable to find a proper job to several deaths followed one after another due to their harsh living conditions which result in the family separation nevertheless the children’s
“These two amendments allowed men to vote, but still permitted states to deny the vote to women” (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. 2013). Once they submitted their votes, they immediately had a warrant out for them because women were not able to vote during this time. After they were caught, they were taken to trial, which lasted for a long year (McDavitt 1944). However, the question for women suffrage bubbled up to the service, which proved to legislation that they needed equal rights for women (McDavitt 1944). According to the textbook, Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony formed the Woman Suffrage Association and started working towards getting the women the right to vote (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. 2013). Finally in 1920, the nineteenth amendment was presented and allowed the women in the United States the right to vote (Kirk, G. & Okazawa-Rey, M. (2013). When thinking about how the women felt about not be able to speak up with voting situations is horrible. We are truly blessed that there were women who spoke their mind and changed the women’s lives for the