extra ending


Ladies and Gentlemen,

What you have just seen preformed is a story based loosely on a set of facts and many of the events described never occurred or occurred at a time when the narrator was not present. Mr. Daisey did not visit as many factories as he claims. Guards in China do not carry guns. And the dorms he describes at FoxConn are not quite so bleak in actuality. 

        What we can take from this performance is this: an understanding of what it takes to make the items we take for granted every day.  Each little piece of your iPhone, iPad, etc. was put in place by a human being, with the same problems and joys as any of us. Regardless of whether Daisey witnessed it or not, people were hurt by chemicals and explosions in the Chinese factories.  Problems exist and the standard of worker welfare is far below what we enjoy in the United States.  Next time you use one of your fancy electronic gadgets, think about how it came to be, and what it took to get it there. 

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5 responses to “extra ending

  1. I like the placement of your interruption and the idea of an extra ending that recognizes not everything Mike Daisey said was true, but restating what the main message of his monologue was. I think his monologue, regardless of whether it had fabrications and exaggerations, was to make the public more knowledgeable of these abroad factories that make products we take for granted. Personally, I had no idea the amount of actual human labor that went into technology products and Mike Daisey’s monologue definitely got me thinking about the issues at hand.

  2. I like that your ending is refreshingly straight forward and to the point. It gets across Daisey’s message without lending him too much credibility as a journalist. Perhaps it would be even better if you mention that Foxconn manufactures half of our brand name electronics as this would take away some of the unfair focus on Apple’s iPhone, iPad, etc. It is also great that you ask the audience to think about those who work hard to make their products every day.

  3. I also really liked this particular monologue because it got the point across very clearly. It quickly discredits Mr. Daisey’s story and moves on to the fact that there are issues that Mr. Daisey raised that we do need to address. Maybe even ending the monologue with some kind of rhetorical question to get the audience thinking about how changes can be made to improve these factory conditions would make your argument even better.

  4. I also like this post a lot. I like how it starts off by saying that Mr. Daisey is in the wrong and exaggerated a lot of his story, but then continues to say that despite these fabrications, the reality is still that products Americans use every day and take for granted are being made in factories with inappropriate conditions. I don’t respect what Mr. Daisey did, but I am glad that he was able to raise awareness of Chinese factory conditions, as they should be improved.

  5. I like this epilogue because it clears up the facts in Daisey’s story and eliminates the need for the audience to seek the truth themselves after they leave. You also sum up the message the Daisy was attempting to get across in a straight-to-the-point manner. You promote the dialogue that Daisey intended to create and I think you treat the audience like they are intelligent, unlike Daisey with his lies.

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