Child Labour in Cotton FactoriesOrigin
1. Who created it?
A: It is written by Robert Southey in a fictitious name of Manuel Alvarez Espriella.
2. Who is the author?
A: Robert Southey in the name of Manuel Alvarez Espriella.
3. When was this created?
A; It is created in 1807.
4. When was it published?
A: It is published in 1836.
5. Where was it published?
A: It is published in England.
6. Who is publishing it?
A: G. Dearbon
7. Is there anythng that is related to this topic?
A: Robet Southey written this letter in the fake name of Manuel Alvarez Espriella. Manuel Alvarez Espriella is a fictitious Spanish traveler who is traveling around England. Robert use Manuel's point of view to show the society of England in the 1800s.
• Why does this document exist?
A: This document is created for people to study Robert Southey's literature piece and the society of England at that time.
• Why did the author create this piece of work? What is the intent?
A: This piece of work is showing the public about the child labour issue in England.
• Why did the author choose this particular format?
A: The author expressed this piece of work in the perspective of a foriegner in order to let public understand the major issues in the society of England.
• Who is the intended audience? Who was the author thinking would receive this?
A: The author is showing this to the public of England.
• What does the document “say”?
A: It says about the child labour and the working condition of workers working in the factories.
• What can we tell about the author from the piece?
A: From this letter, we can tell that Southey opposed child labour.
• What can we tell about the time period from the piece?
A: From the author's description, the time period is the industrial revolution era in England during the 1800s.
• Under what circumstances was the piece created and how does the piece reflect those
A: The circumstance in the letter is the author critizising the use of child labor. He reflect this by saying it is inhuman.
• What can we tell about any controversies from the piece?
A: The controversy in this context is the use of child labor and bad working condition for workers in the factories.
• Does the author represent a particular ‘side’ of a controversy or event?
A: The author oppose the use of child labor because it is inhuman, while his opposition, the mill owner, think it is good to use child labor because they are cheap.
• What can we tell about the author’s perspectives from the piece?
A: The author disguised himself as a Spanish traveler who is talking to the mill owner form Manchester about children working in the factories. The author oppose the use of child labor fr it is inhuman.
• What was going on in history at the time the piece was created and how does this piece
accurately reflect it?
A: England during the 1800s is in a period known as "the Industrial Revolution". During this period, many factories were build and machinery were greatly use in the factories. Many workers were replace by machines and many people lost their job. Child labor were greatly use during this time because they are cheap, and these children weren't treated humanly.