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Chew On This Thesis

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Every major fast-food company has secrets. The secrets are out thanks to Eric Schlosser's book Chew on This. Chew on This is a non-fiction book written by Eric Schlosser to inform the readers about what really happens in a major fast-food franchise. The book Chew on This uses word choice, statistics, and one-sided arguments to show author's bias. Eric Schlosser uses many techniques to show bias one of them being word choice. In the book Chew on This it says there are “just a few” chemicals in a Burger King shake. Eric Schlosser then listed the forty-eight different chemicals in a strawberry additive. The interminable list of chemicals disgust the reader and causes them to cringe at a strawberry additive. Eric Schlosser uses word choice to…show more content…
On page 1 of Chew on This it says, “Every day about one out of fourteen Americans eats at a McDonald’s.” Eric Schlosser uses this statistic to make it seem like many people eat at McDonald’s everyday. One in fourteen is equivalent to seven percent, so only seven percent of Americans go to a McDonald’s everyday. Eric Schlosser uses this statistic to make it seem like more people go to McDonald’s.
Even though Eric Schlosser uses word choice and statistics in his writing, he also uses many one-sided arguments. Eric Schlosser wrote “When kids go to work they’re not at school, playing sports, or doing homework.” in Chew on This. This makes it seem like kids do nothing but work. In reality, kids who play sports, go to school, and do their homework have jobs. As a result, majority of these kids are learning to balance time and schedule their day. This one-sided argument makes it seem like working is bad but in reality the kids are learning many new skills that will help them later in life. Obviously, Eric Schlosser uses one-sided arguments in his writing.
Eric Schlosser wrote Chew on This to disgust the reader. While trying to disgust and sicken the reader Eric Schlosser used author’s bias. The book Chew on This. Eric Schlosser uses word choice, statistics, and one-sided arguments to show author's bias in the book Chew on
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