Essay about Child Labor Is An Implicit Theme And Human Rights

1030 Words Jan 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
The first draft “If we can 't begin to agree on fundamentals, such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future.” (Alexis Herman).For the majority of us, we don’t have to worry about how we came to be and what’s ahead of us. Ender on the other hand, was born for a specific reason with his destiny already set for him. Child labor has been a worldwide issue since the beginning of time and isn’t something that has completely gone away. Children of all ethnicities and backgrounds have worked tedious jobs that are physically and mentally exhausting. Even though Ender’s Game is set in the future, child labor is still evident even though not necessarily recognized. Child labor is an implicit theme and human rights issue throughout the entire book because adults think they have complete and utter authority over the children, their age and naivetés is exploited, and kids are expected to participate in tedious jobs instead of getting an education. We can often relate stories to real life events whether they are from the past or present. Ender’s Game relates to many past events that have occurred throughout our Earth’s history and what’s yet to come. Although there are laws in place about child labor, many cases still go unnoticed by the general public and government officials. Author Geir Moulson explains rights that would be protected under the new child labor laws, “the labor organization has called for…

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