Name: Qihua Zhang (David)
English 100 F
Comparison Essay (Final Draft)
Similarities between “Live Free and Starve” and “Plata o Plomo: Silver or Lead” In the essay “Live Free and Starve” by Chitra Divakaruni and the essay “Plata o Plomo: Silver or Lead” by Marie Javdani, both the authors discussed the serious issues happened in the world due to the appearance of globalization. The issues happened under globalization includes child labor and objects importation. Two authors explains these two aspects respectively. Chitra Divakaruni states her point that “it is easy for us in America to make the error of evaluating situations in the rest of the world as though they were happening in this country and propose solutions that make excellent sense -- in the context of our society” (Divakaruni 443)”, and Marie Javdani points that “The United States should reduce demand by dramatically increasing both treatment and education” (Javdani 450). The theme of these two essays is alike, for they both talks about the problems happened under globalization. In “Live Free and Starve”, the author talks about the situation of the children in the third world countries. Children in countries like India have to labor in order to gain basic needs rather than live under the protection of their parents because of their poorness. Likewise, in “Plata o Plomo: Silver or Lead”, the author thinks that “The United States should reduce demand by dramatically increasing both treatment and education” (Javdani 450).. In fact, people in United States are getting more and more addicted into drugs like heroin and cocaine from Mexico and Columbian, which is also a result of globalization. Moreover, the tones of these two essays are also similar with each other. They are both serious and severe. In “Live Free and Starve”, the point that being focused on is the child labor issue in third world countries, which is a very difficult problem that needed to be changed. The children cannot get educated in...
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