She uses the logic suggested by the questions to emphasize how giving women the right to vote can help end child labor. Not wholly powerless, however, are citizens who enjoy the right of petition. During the 1920s everyone in a family was being put to work to provide and survive. William was an Irish-Protestant, self-educated lawyer and judge, who was deeply concerned with politics. Florence Kelley provides a great point with a weak argument in her speech. Finally, Kelley utilizes repetition as an element of pathos in order to underline the responsibility of humanity in the United States towards the issue of child labor laws.
In Pennsylvania, until last May it was lawful for children, 13 years of age, to work twelve hours at night. Kelley also conveys her message of child labor through her employment of certain syntax strategies. She continued to advocate for improved conditions for working women and children until her death in 1932. Kelley writes Some Ethical Gains Through Legislation in 1905. Ethos can be defined as the guiding beliefs of a person, group, or organization and is used to establish credibility. . There have been numerous documented accounts of abasement behavior towards women and children dating from the ancient times that catered to a more patriarchal society.
This shows the audience that child labor is very real and though they do not witness it, these kids make their items of comfort. Strengthening her credibility helps Kelley to convey her message by verifying that her argument is reinforced by evidence, facts, and knowledge. The Illinois Factory Inspection Law passed in 1893 limited the hours of working women to eight and prohibited the employment of children under 14. By creating equality, it causes a sense of uneasiness towards how the children are being treated. By painting this picture for her audience, Kelley clarifies how poorly the children are forced to live due to the lack of laws. Logos is used as well when Kelley mentions these laws could be non existent if women had a say when creating these laws which permits this child labor. Kelley argues against the turning of children into working robotic drones slaving away at factories for adult benefits.
Altgeld as the first factory inspector for the state of Illinois. The speech facilitated a call for action to reform child labor law. Kelley believes the child labor laws are unjust and need to be changed. After a year spent conducting evening classes for working women in Philadelphia, she traveled to Europe, where she attended the University of Zürich. Florence Kelley set up her speech in ways that would keep her audience intrigued by what she was saying. Men increase, women increase, youth increase, boys increase in the ranks of the breadwinners; but no contingent so doubles from census period to census period both by percent and by count of heads , as does the contingent of girls between twelve and twenty years of age. While her crusade obtained the support of many, the opposition to equal conditions was immense and difficult to overcome.
Kelley uses parallelism, tone, and emotional appeal to support her position against child labor. This broadens her message to not only those who were there to listen to her speech. The solution sounds fairly simple by how Kelley frames it, which makes the audience see the logic in it. In 1892 she conducted parallel investigations into slum conditions in Chicago and into sweatshops in the tenements. By addressing the problem of child labor as a national problem that will eventually effect all people after we are gone, Kelley is able to sway the opinions of her audience by making them think of their future children and how this will effect them. Through diction, Kelley strove to make use of logos and pathos in order to effectively illustrate the almost moral righteousness of her cause. In her speech, Kelley uses imagery, the ad hominem argument, and rhetorical questions to strengthen her argument against child labor.
Sorrowful and pitiful were words to describe how Florence Kelly felt towards the act of Child Labor in America. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Men increase, women increase, youth increase, boys increase in the ranks of the breadwinners; but no contingent so doubles from census period to census period both by percent and by count of heads , as does the contingent of girls between twelve and twenty years of age. They vary in age from six and seven years in the cotton mills of Georgia and eight, nine and ten years in the coal-breakers of Pennsylvania , to fourteen, fifteen and sixteen years in more enlightened states. In her body paragraphs, she invokes informational and logical facts by all of the factual evidence she proposes from different young girls working in distinct parts of the county. The dominant usage of imagery in the piece also helps Kelley establish her message.
With the use of all of these rhetorical devices she was able to persuade her audience to agree with her opinion and get them motivated to help change the laws on child labor. Both have appeared to hate each. Kelley also uses syntax to invoke an image of mechanical nothingness. Florence Kelley and the nation's work. Kelley's Aunt Sarah, Sarah Pugh, attended the World Anti-Slavery Convention, which was a convention of American and British abolitionists. Beginning when Kelley was a baby, the family experienced many personal losses.
Both characters play quite important parts in the play, but their characters are quite simple and plain. No one in this room tonight can feel free from such participation. Women in sociology: a bibliographical sourcebook. In her speech about child labor, given on July 22, 1905 in Philadelphia, Florence Kelley used several rhetorical devices to convey her message in the best way possible. But we are almost powerless. By appealing to pathos, using imagery, and applying repetition, Kelley successfully convinces the audience to agree that child labor is wrong.