Essayist, David Foster Wallace, article “Consider the Lobster” discusses the deeper issue at hand found in the Maine Lobster Festival (2003) that attendees often overlook at or do not care; whether it is morally right to subject pain on animals because of gourmet delicacies. With this intention in mind, Wallace must wangle his point across readers of Gourmet magazine, his attended audience, in order for them to understand that the Maine Lobster Festival is not just about "the promise of sun, fun, and fine food" But a deeper issue at hand. Therefore, Wallace use of the rhetorical strategy Pathos throughout his essay creates an emotional impact on his readers; who have probably never consider the lobsters’ point of view. Consequently, allowing
Journal-Summary In the essay, “Consider the Lobster,” the author, David Foster Wallace, writes about the Maine Lobster Festival, with the promises of sun, fun, and of course lobsters. Wallace accounts all the different attractions at the festival and then talks about the lobsters themselves and how they are boiled alive. Wallace leads us to question the morality of boiling a creature alive merely for our taste buds. Wallace also rationalizes his decision for eating lobster as well as other animals by claiming that he believes that we as humans are more morally valuable but does admit that his views are selfish. Wallace uses a descriptive writing pattern throughout the essay providing vivid details and descriptive words.
Author, David Foster Wallace, in his research essay, “Consider the Lobster,” states how the MLF or Main Lobster Festival is committing an act of animal genocide due to the fact that lobsters have nerve endings and can feel pain. Wallace’s purpose of writing this essay is to make the public aware of the Lobster’s pain while they are being boiled alive. Wallace provides an informative but somewhat demeaning tone in parts of the essay to provoke his argument and have his readers attempt to side with him. Wallace attempts to utilize a lot of pathos in his essay to evoke our feelings for these amazing crustaceans. He bombards the reader rhetorical questions as he’s questioning his cab driver about the MLF, “at the World 's Largest
Lobsters caged in the Noonan’s restaurant symbolizes Stacy’s struggle with the intense feelings of fear and being trapped. As she tries to describe what the life of lobsters in the tank, she realizes she feels captive. She thinks about lobsters and their view of world around them: “It probably looks like an alien planet out here…so you don’t even know what the story’s a bout, who’s the good guy and who’s the bad guy…Or maybe, instead of an actual place or thing, to a lobster it looks only an idea out here. That scared her.” (Banks 23-34). In this description, Stacy not only analyze the life of lobsters in the tank, she emphasis how she perceives herself.
Sergei says he doesn’t want to be interviewed, but Yonaton sneaks into his house anyways. Now, Sergei actually has this magical goldfish, and when Yonaton sees it, he gets super excited, causing Sergei to kill him. Sergie only has one wish left, and struggles on the fact of using it to bring Sergei back alive. We learn from his past that Sergei has a hard time trusting people, and wants to keep the fish as his company. Ultimatley, Sergei does bring
I believe keeping orcas in captivities is not humane .To keep orcas in a zoo for display is acceptable, but it is morally unacceptable to use them for entertainment at SeaWorld. I saw the film Blackfish and now, I resent SeaWorld. They care more about profit than animal welfare. Keeping these sentient animals in captivity for an extended period of time causes them severe psychological damage, as evidenced by several killer whale attacks on trainers. SeaWorld Entertainment has had a rough year in the wake of Blackfish, the explosive 2013 documentary about its killer whales, most notably Tilikum, a 12,500-pound male who has fatally attacked two trainers.
The kitchen seems to be described as a trap of sorts, and he states that he would not have a preference between landing a nuclear aircraft or going into that foreign domain. As if when he gets spotted in the kitchen he will get struck by lightning and killed. Hyperboles play a major factor in this story, and Barry even opens his article with a hyperbole saying,” Men are still basically scum when it comes to helping out in the kitchen”(1). Stating that men are worse than dirt is obviously a hyperbole, as Dave Barry is definitely a man and realistically would not say something that blasphemous unless he was trying to put a comedic spin on the situation. When he states that the kitchen is like a “nuclear aircraft”, he uses a metaphor that is exaggerated in order to further emphasize the point that men are not helpful in
Other words could have made Doodle’s fall sound like a mere accident that could happen to anyone, but by using “collapsed”, the author obviously shows that he fell because of his own weakness. Hurst also describes the group of fiddler crabs scuttling about as an “armada”. This contributes to the darkness of the passage because it shows the crabs in a war-like positioning. Usually, troops in a war are made extremely cautionary of mistakes before a coming storm, and the crabs may be preparing themselves for Doodle’s
Throughout the history of the United States the citizens have always been afraid of Communism. Since the first Red Scare the government has passed laws such as the Espionage or the Sedition Acts to prevent the spread into the United States as much as possible. Ironically While everyone is trying so hard to prevent this they are being greedy and selfish, two emotions that Marxism would help fix. The same problem persists in Jaws directed by Steven Spielberg, after the first shark attack, the police chief wants to close down all the beaches until they know more but the mayor insists they keep the beaches open to increase revenue. The shark represents the stimulant for change of the town because it has grown too selfish and greedy.
The works of art which are negative, pervert and ridiculous seem to be over appreciated. Stephen Hicks describes in his article “Why Art Became Ugly” this attitude as “… a demand for the recognition of the truth that the world is not beautiful. The world is fractured, decaying, horrifying, depressing, empty and ultimately unintelligible.” In order to illustrate how terrible the situation is, l would like to take the following case as an example: an art exhibition in 2000 asked patrons to place a goldfish in a blender and then turn the blender on. This procedure was made just to illustrate – art as a life reduced to indiscriminate liquid entrails. Can we accept this cruelty like art?