Human beings have always gravitated toward competition and success – from the first wars of the earliest humans, to the fierce franchise wars of the twentieth century’s prospering fast food industry. Eric Schlosser defines and analyzes what it means to be successful in one of the world’s greatest industries throughout, but particularly in the fourth chapter of his book, Fast Food Nation. Through his argument, it is clear, that Schlosser believes there is a sizeable gap between the success of those at the top and bottom of the fast food industry. Schlosser includes a great variety of rhetorical techniques to convince the audience of his claim. By using conflicting points of view, irony, tying in religious references, and giving anecdotes, Schlosser is able to effectively prove that success is not attainable for all fast-food workers.
The farmers have a small say in the job he or she is doing; however, what choice do they have? The majority of farmers are in debt due to purchasing the continued technology advances brought on by the corporations that hired them. The food industry consists of a small number of monopolies. Three or four companies own roughly 80% of the entire food industry and most of the thirteen slaughterhouses. Absolute
After I read the book I felt like society was doomed or that we couldn’t do anything to make a change. The book makes you feel like the system is too big to take down as corporations now have too much power and are too big. Hopefully this is just a feeling and not reality. Hopefully one day we can make fast food not be the majority of the food system. We can only try to improve and male changes to the system until we have reached a point where people see food as part of their health care and are able to make better-informed
He argues that “changes in grading have had a profound influence on college life and learning” (2). He utilizes tools such as rhetorical situations and rhetorical appeals to persuade his audience. Overall, Rojstaczer is effective in utilizing rhetorical situations, ethos, and pathos in his article. However, he is ineffective in using logos to persuade his audience on why grade inflation is wrong and is need of their participation to initiate change. The main topic of the article is how grade inflation is not helping students and is a detriment to their future.
He gives a long list to mimic how routine buying fast food has become. This imagery is very effective and does have an impact on the audience because it shows how we’ve let the fast food industry to become a way of life by making it into a life routine. Therefore, would make those that eat fast food to try and reschedule their daily routines. In summarization, Schlosser use of appeal and rhetorical devices makes his argument rock solid and not debatable. He forces the audience to agree or disagree with his statements, but he makes it extremely difficult to disagree by providing many details and valid
Reading Response #3: Detailed Analysis on “Fast Food Nation” by Eric Schlosser In the essay “Fast Food Nation” by Eric Schlosser, Schlosser portrays the attitude of Americans toward fast food and the impact on Americans’ eating fast food. He wants the audience to know how the United States’ food production industries play a role in Americans’ lives. Fast food companies have massive businesses, which causes them to have an effect on the American economy. He depicts the way fast food companies target little children for their business to give them profit. He wants to illustrate to people that the fast food they eat can cause health related problems.
The use of pathos, ethos, logos, and kairos in a writing piece can enhance the message that is being depicted through it. Adding pathos to a writing piece with give your reader an emotion connection and reaction to your piece. Ethos gives a piece more credibility while logos relies on the reader’s logic to convince them of a concept or idea. Kairos is the timing of when you state something. Each of these concepts can give support to a writing piece and help appeal to your audience.
He interviews various experts such as food advocates, farmers and authors who have written books about the food industry. This film uses visual images, along with ethos, logos, and pathos to help uncover the corrupt side of the food industry. The beginning of the documentary spans around the inside of a grocery store that displays colorful, fresh looking fruits and vegetables in the produce section. Along with various choice of meats that
Looking at the nutritional information that proclaims a product is healthy hides the fact that it has no dietary value whatsoever. Following the expose documentary and report, the corporate giants hide crucial facts about food products that are vital to the buyer which harms their health. The food industry motivation is to increase their profit margins, but the consumer needs to worry about consumerism and its effect on their welfare. Consumers and government involvement For the American people their
Bias is the one reason why Schlosser is even able to write a whole book on this topic. Almost every subsection of the chapter uses a type of bias to falsely persuade the reader. In many quotations, Schlosser uses ellipsis to omit key words that don’t correspond to the central idea. Even on many statistics, like the one previously mentioned about McDonalds for the central idea, Schlosser only gives the reader general information from the whole memo such as “sales are decreasing” and later uses the ellipsis tactic to string together two separate parts to make the reader believe that other companies are doing better than McDonalds, and it needs to take action to increase profit. Further, near the conclusion of the entire chapter, Schlosser mentions peculiar actions by the administrator of District 11, John Bushey.