Eating In David Foster Wallace's 'Consider The Lobster'

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Eating is one of the most important process of people’s daily lives. Ingesting the food that provide nutrition and energy to allow people’s growth. Without eating, none of the animals and other omnivores will be able to survive. Humans consume most of other living things on earth. As humans become more civilized, many starts to think about moral consequences of food choices for humans themselves and for other animals or perceive that eating some specific kinds of food is morally and naturally incorrect. Although the organs within humans’ bodies are serve to break down animals and plant and to circulate and pass the nutrition throughout the bodies, more people think ethics of eating are important due to virtues, moral, and conscience. There are numerous perspectives to talk about…show more content…
Ethics of eating for me is somehow important when I really think about it; however, for most of the time, I will not think about it as I am eating since the smell and the appearance of food induce my appetite and deceive the moral of eating living things and the process of killing them. First of all, in David Foster Wallace’s “Consider the Lobster,” he discussed about the sensation of lobsters that become our food. This essay focuses on the perspectives of animal rights. When we are cooking the lobsters in different ways, we are challenging our ethics since the idea of killing the living things or animals and looking them suffering and trying to escape to die right in front of us is a situation that needs great mental and physical effort and strength. For instance, Wallace mentioned “it’s not just that lobsters get boiled alive, it’s that you do it yourself – or at least it’s done specifically for you, on site” (Wallace, pg.
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