Child labor. The inconvenient truth behind… | Analytical essay

Indledning
” Child labor. The inconvenient truth behind India’s growth story” is the name of the article published in The Washington Post on August 17.

The article is written by Josh Jacobs and Reeva Misra and it is generally about child labor in bigger cities like New Delhi and Mumbai in India.

The article is also about India’s growth economically where child labor is a relatively big part of it. This essay is focused on forms of appeal and argumentative features.

At last, there will be a conclusion, focusing on how well the speakers sends out the message in this article.

Uddrag
To strengthen their arguments in this article, they are using the three forms of appeal. When the sender tries to convince the reader by appealing to the readers common sense and by using logical arguments, such as statistics and scientific research, they are using the appeal called logos.

“[…] and is predicted to average an impressive real GDP growth of 7,4 percent this year and next, says a report this month from Deutche Bank” This is just one of the many examples

where they are using logos appeal. Through the article they are using a lot of numbers and statistics, so the reader can read it and then get a lot of facts.

It’s also a way to show the reader, that they actually know all the right scientific facts about the subject, so they seem loyal towards the reader.

It is also here where the ethos appeal is expressed. When using ethos, the sender speaks to the readers moral and conscience. Here it is important to have the correct ethical posture against the reader.

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