Introduction In this article “Against Meat” (2009) Jonathan Safran Foer explains his experience from a young age until the present struggling whether being a vegetarian or an omnivore because he doesn’t want to hurt animals at the same time he can’t resist food because it tasted good. Jonathan Safran Foer is an American novelist (born February 21, 1977) He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in philosophy, in his freshman year he took a writing class from the novelist Joyce Carol.
Then, Goodall uses the phrase "There are many ethical issues, which we seldom face up to, whenever an animal is killed" (paragraph 11,first sentence) he utilizes these words to empower and motivate the readers to think more in depth about the issue and also to make some changes. While Goodall states her point of view she builds a strong relationship with the audience. This text is extremely effective because it gives the audience and future readers a backdrop of trophy hunting. Jane Goodall does an excellent job in crafting her opinion to the readers, for she shows her sympathy and understanding of the issue through the use of
In fact, throughout the entirety of his excerpt, Foer bases almost all of his claims on reason and logic, otherwise known as logos. Although this can be seen all over his paper, the times where he debunks the common counter-claims to his own argument are the times where he is most effective and intriguing. On the top of page 604, Foer deflates the following arguments: “Don’t eat companion animals”, “Don’t eat animals with significant mental capacities”, and “it’s for good reason that the eternal taboos are taboo”. He does so in such a quick and logical fashion that he makes the previous counter-arguments sound ridiculous, even though on the surface they are fair points. He brings to light the fact that in other places in the world, dogs aren’t kept as companions.
Biologist, Rachel Carson, in her book Silent Springs discusses a growing issue of uneducated individuals harming and even killing various animals. Carson’s purpose is to convey the idea that individuals need to educate themselves before making rash decisions that can affect countless other species. She employs oblivious diction in order to appeal similar feelings and opinions in her environmentalist readers. Rachel Carson initiates her excerpt of Silent Springs by describing in exquisite detail an incident occurring in Southern Indiana which negatively impaired multiple innocent species. She appeals to her caring audience by concluding that the rash crimes committed by the farmers were intended to “eradicate” the creature, purely because the
In her work “What’s Wrong with Animal Rights,” Vicki Hearne challenges common beliefs of animal rights, arguing that animal rights groups do very little to actually benefit animals. She argues that natural selection should be allowed to take place for wild animals, and animals such as cats and dogs should not be seen as property. To persuade the audience to support her position, she uses ethos, pathos, and logos. Her credibility as a trainer makes the logic behind her views reliable, her logic reinforces the examples she uses, and she appeals to emotion using her relationship with her Airedale, Drummer, to support everything her argument is saying. Through these strategies, Vicki Hearne effectively counters the current, popular views of the
“Consider the Lobster,” by David Foster Wallace, published in the August 2004 edition of Gourmet Magazine explores the morality of the consumption of lobsters through the analysis of the Maine Lobster Festival. Foster Wallace guides his readers through his exploration of the festival and general circumstances of lobster eating before evoking a sense of obligation to the creature’s well being. His gentle slide into the ‘big picture’ through his causal argument wades readers into the depths of his thoughts through the power of storytelling until they are left with no choice but to engage with their own perception of the act with skepticism. Ultimately, the passage commands readers to reexamine their own consumption of lobsters regardless of
In the article, “Is It Possible to be a Conscientious Meat Eater”, the authors argue that processed meat can greatly affect the many things in our everyday life. Sunaura and Alexander’s argument is significantly unreliable because of the certain professions both authors yield. As stated in the article “Sunaura is an artist, writer, and activist in Oakland.” “Alexander’s profession is studying philosophy, and ethics in Athens, Georgia.” This shows that neither of them are qualified to argue in the subject of conscientious meat eaters.
Due to McWilliams’ strong claim, evidence, warrant, backing, and rebuttal to counter arguments, his argument is therefore an effective one, according to the Toulmin method. The most important and key components, that are vital to an argument, are the argument’s claim, qualifiers, as well as the evidence the author uses to support their argument. If there were no claim, then the author has no firm stance or basis for their argument, because they would have nothing to defend or persuade their readers of. The claim James E. McWilliams makes in the article “The Locavore movement: Why Buying from Nearby Farmers Won’t Save the Planet” is that since there are so many factors that are attributed to the destruction of the earth and the waste of tons of energy ,that the locavore movement is not quite saving the planet simply by focusing
Contrary to popular belief, a society can be successful without being flawless. To prosper, one simply needs modest inhabitants. While utopias consist of humble citizens, they are also places with faultless economies, places of equality and perfection. On the contrary, dystopias are places of ideality where everything goes wrong. The government is typically a totalitarianism one where a self-absorbed leader degrades most inhabitants, like in Animal Farm.
This short story explains and questions how people find eating animals morally acceptable. Steiner 's short story explains that whenever people think these animals are being treated respectfully they are being ignorant to the fact of how these animals are truly treated; Steiner brings up the fact of how an animals typical horrid life is and how it transitions from its horrid life to being killed by a butcher in a matter of seconds. Moreover, Steiner also adheres to the topic of how unacceptable, it is to kill these animals just for human consumption. Steiner 's purpose in writing this short story is to display to us the fact that eating any animal is not only wrong, but it is just downright unacceptable as it is mass murder of these innocent animals. Finally, Steiner tries to define at his best, what a strict vegan truly
His grandmother responds, “If nothing matters, there’s nothing to save” (461). He seems to appeal to the readers feelings of compassion for his grandmother’s story to get the audience to agree with him. Even though it is not his only mode of argumentation he relies primarily on his emotional appeals to make his point. Next, his statistical evidence was incomplete. For example, “Eating factory-farmed animals--which is to say virtually every piece of meat sold in supermarkets and prepared in restaurants--is almost certainly the single worst thing that humans can do to the environment” (457).
In the essay Consider the Lobster David Foster Wallace considers the socio-cultural, the agribusiness, and the eating practices built around animals taking the case of the lobster. Wallace himself confused between the morality and aesthetics of consuming animals admits that “the whole animal-cruelty-and-eating issue is not just complex, it is also uncomfortable” (62). Writing about the Maine Lobster Festival (MLF), he implores the reader to look beyond the “sun, fun, and fine food” with established research justifying the sentience of all beings (Foster, 50). The essay is descriptive in its style substantiated with discoveries made about lobster neurology. Yet Wallace has also established his arguments from a moral and ethical perspective as
In David Foster Wallace's, "Consider the Lobster", he comes at a topic of animal cruelty. Writing this article for a food magazine, Gourmet, Wallace knows the audience his is writing to is most likely not interested in thinking about the way the animals are treated before they consume them. Using a number of techniques, he gets his readers to at least just think about this topic, without trying to persuade them to quit eating meat. Wallace implies ethos using sophisticated language and pathos using imagery in an effective way to get through his readers. "Consider the Lobster” was written in a way that makes the reader feel that the author is credible.
Let them eat dog begins the essay by [Jonathan Safran Foer]. The problem they identify is [The consumption of innocent animals such as a dog]. Don’t eat companion animals. But dogs aren’t kept as companions in all of the places they are eaten. And what about our pet less neighbors?
Almost always, the successful use of propaganda can be led to the manipulation of weaker subjects, of which empowers whoever utilizes it. The use of these persuasive techniques allows Squealer to change the ways of Animal Farm. The mood set by Squealer is very mischievous as he brainwashes his peers during his charming speeches. Squealer modifies his techniques to the point that best suits his audience. The excellent utilization of persuasive techniques in propaganda, as depicted in Animal Farm by George Orwell, only empowers to whoever uses it.