It might buy them an extra cup of rice or help them pay the rent but it is not worth what they are going through everyday to earn the money. Child labour not only affects the children working, it affects their families, our planet’s future and the economy of their
An average of 112 dead and 6,389 injured. This was the daily toll of the deaths and injuries of children during the Industrial Revolution. With no choice but to leave their homes to help support their families, children took up jobs and employed themselves in the working industry. The government, the parents of working children, and the factory owners were all hesitant to find a compromise which caused conflict. The government wanted the factories to continue being a success, the factory owners wanted to keep increasing their profit, and the parents were so low on money that they had no choice but to have their children help contribute to the family.
You couldn’t do what you wanted without worrying about money because the wages were so low. Could you imagine life without Television? “No Cosby returns, no after-school cartoons, no creepy videos for saturday night sleepovers.” (Rivette) Therefore you couldn’t sit at home relax and watch television. Then what did they do at home? They worked very hard to get money so they could read magazines.
It also talks about the neighbour’s only son who has to go to work every day to make his own living. Even after this, the girl has enough confidence to say that it should have ended. This is not as easy to say as it looks, because the child being abused is usually pressured to felling that the abuse occurs because they are worthless and it is a way to treat the child. Children are also not able to think on their own due to their parents making all the choices for them that actually benefits the parents. Due to this the child has no say in what they want to do.
As opposed to buying food, upgrading their house, or saving the money for later, it goes to waste at the bar and gives Angela no other option but to resort to asking charity organizations for assistance. Frank’s mom is another contributing factor in the waste of money: “There may be a lack of tea or bread in the house but Mam and Dad always manage to get the fags, the Wild Woodbines” (McCourt 138). If his parents were thinking in the best interest of their children, then they would realize that giving up some of their luxuries would be necessary. It is not fair to ask their kids to starve, and claim that they have
How can one be happy if they are living out on the streets with no money and no way to attain a job? If they have no way to buy nice clothes for a job interview, how is that person able to achieve their American Dream? If a parent is poor and they have a child, then that child will most likely be poor their whole lives as well. In the article “The American Dream Is Dead: Here’s Where It Went” by Adele Peters says, “inequality for parents translates directly to inequality for their kids.” So working strenuous and saving up money is not going to do much for the children. Another thing people say, “it is the person’s fault for being poor” and “don’t help them out.” Well, in a podcast I listened to, it talked about Benjamin Franklin’s sister and how she was poor her whole life.
The Younger family has grown up without much and when the father dies, he leaves an inheritance that can get the family into a comfortable living position. The only problem is that they all want to use the money for different reasons. Each character wants to make their own dreams come true. They do not want to sacrifice their own dreams to please the others. Unwilling to make a sacrifice proves to bring more animosity in a family as shown in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry through conflict involving money and how the characters handle their actions.
You get out what you have put in, so don’t sit around doing nothing. I don’t think that cliché, because in reality to get good things you have to work hard and not give up. There was a point in my life when I would wait on my mom to give me money on the weekends. I spent most my money on clothes and shoes, the money my mom was giving me wasn’t enough to keep up with my spending
They understand the sacrifices their parents have made for their children and to support their family. But, upper classmen might not be able to understand why inequality causes consequences because they do not experience the same situations. Those who earn more do not need to work more hours and sacrifice little things, such as vacations, in order for their children to go to school. They may not even notice any changes to their lives because they make more than enough to live stress-free, while low income families spend most of their time struggling to make ends meet. Although this essay was written about 11 years ago, I believe it is still just as effective as when it was first written because the economy is constantly changing and always leads to consequences because of the inequality present in society.
That is not fair for the kids that do work hard to see trophies handed out to the the kids that have not been working as hard. With that being said i do not think that everyone should get a trophy. First off giving every kid a trophy for just showing up is making society weak. When our grandparents were kids they worked, went to school, came home and worked again so that they could help support their families and society. This made America go round.