Lyddie's Argumentative Essay

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Working at the factory provides Lyddie with a great deal of money, more than she has ever got before. If Lyddie had not gone to the factory she would have no money left. Before Lyddie worked at the factory she had a different job. She was a house maid and got paid little to no income at all, then when she went to the factory all of that changed. “ The pay reflected her proficiency, she was making almost $2.50 a week…” ( page 86 ). Lyddie was very poor when she was a maid due to no earnings therefore she needed the money. When she went to the factory her wages went up tremendously compared to what they used to be. In another case Lyddie…show more content…
Little by little Lyddie’s family is slowly drifting apart and if she wants to reunite her family again she must earn all the money she possibly can. In different situation Lyddie is afraid that if she signs the petition she won’t get paid as much. “ But we’d be paid less” ( page 91 ). Getting paid less would be a huge problem for Lyddie especially if she needs to make the money as fast as possible. However, if she signed the petition It would take Lyddie much longer to make enough money to be able to pay off her family’s debts and she needs to get her family back together as soon as she can. Lyddie should not sign the petition because she needs to save up as much money as she can. Working at the factory gives Lyddie a chance to get the money she needs, but if she signs the petition there could be…show more content…
If Lyddie did work at the factory she would have no place and could possibly be living on the street. In a particular situation Learns that if she signs the petition she could get dismissed. “ Should you sign the petition Betsy they’ll dismiss you” (page 91 ). Lyddie could get fired if she signs the petition which means she would have to leave the corporation and as said before Lyddie would have nowhere to go. Not only would Lyddie have no shelter, but now she has the responsibility of caring for her little sister who unexpectedly came to stay with her. “ Have you got her things “ ( page 119 ). Lyddie now has her little sister to take care of so she can’t afford to not have a job that pays her money, gives her a place to stay and take care of her little sister all at the same time. In a different case Lyddie wants to visit the farm, then she realizes that it would not be the same as it was before she left. “There would be nothing to eat there. The cow was gone and no crops planted” ( page 140 ). Since nobody has lived at the farm for a while there would be no food to eat, Lyddie with no job would eventually run out of money. Without
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