Analyzing The Essay 'Consider The Lobster' By David Foster Wallace

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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. Wallace paints a picture
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