Consider The Lobster Essay

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Lobster is a luxury food that is loved by many, so much that there is a festival dedicated to the consumption of Maine lobster. Although this creature is adored by many, there are some people that feel that the consumption of lobster is wrong. One issue that comes up is the way lobsters are killed live, either by boiling or splitting them in half. Author of article “Consider the lobsterDavid Foster Wallace, uses personification and information from animal activist groups to make the readers feel bad for the way lobsters are being consumed and killed. Lobsters are consumed at a large scale. It is known that this crustacean is craved by wealthier people, however lobster was first seen as a food for the poor because of the ‘bottom feeder” nature…show more content…
I am also concerned not to come off as shrill or preachy when what I really am is confused. Given the (possible) moral status and (very possible) physical suffering of the animals involved, what ethical convictions do gourmets evolve that allow them not just to eat but to savor and enjoy flesh-based viands (since of course refined enjoyment, rather than just ingestion, is the whole point of gastronomy)?” (8).
David Wallace is admitting to the reader his style of the article and how he is not attempting to change people’s minds about eat lobster. Instead he is encouraging the reader to look at the consumption of lobster from a different perspective. In conclusion, evidence from David Foster Wallace’s article “Consider the lobster” demonstrates how he uses personification and information from animal activist groups to make the readers feel bad for the way lobsters are being consumed and killed. Lobster are adored by many and consumed at a large quantity for an expensive price. The process of cooking the lobster alive is somewhat disturbing to some people. It is important to know where food is coming from and how the animal feels when it is getting prepared
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