Jonathan Safran Foer Let Them Eat Dog Analysis

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What would it take for someone to eat a rack of perfectly smoked baby back ribs covered with an amazing barbeque sauce? Consequently, what would it take for someone to eat a medium rare rib eye steak topped with a stunning red wine sauce? For the majority, there will be no hesitation or even a second thought to devour either dish. Conversely, what would it take for someone to eat dog? In the reading "Let Them Eat Dog", Jonathan Safran Foer, the author of two bestselling, award-winning novels argues, "Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity". Ultimately, Foer thinks that from an economic standpoint, its time to admit that dog is a sustainable food source for the human race, through several strategies such as quotes, statistics, cultural differences, humour, imagery, and credibility.
First and foremost, with the purpose of analysing this argument essay by Foer, it is essential to know the summary of the essay as well as his point of view on eating dogs. Foer began with telling the audience about the general perspective of the relationships between human and dogs, in which
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In the essay “Let Them Eat Dog”, Foer did just that to strengthen his point of view that dogs are really just another ordinary, to use his words “remarkably unremarkable…”(Foer) animals out in the wild. He quoted “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” from the famous allegorical novella – “Animal Farm” by George Orwell (Foer), which gives the reader a glance of inequality on how different animals are treated differently. Foer utilizing the quote to encourage the audience to think about what is it that makes it acceptable for the public to consume beef, pork, even horse meat but it is a taboo to eat dog. He makes it clear that if we truly treat all animals equally regardless of their kind, eating dogs should not be a taboo; it should be more acceptable and equalized just like the
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