Let Them Eat Dog Rhetorical Analysis

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Good nutrition is a significant part of a healthy lifestyle and is a principle being taught every day around the world. The dilemma of hunger is faced by many countries; according to the World Food Programme, “795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active lifestyle” (“Hunger”). In Johnathan Safran Foer’s article, “Let Them Eat Dog,” published in the Wall Street Journal, he argues the ridiculous nature of the American cultural taboo of restricting society from the consumption of dogs for food. Foer begins the article first by talking about the reluctances of the consumption of dogs regardless of it being legal in the majority of states within the United States (Foer 689). He then discusses the positive effects of the removal of the taboo of the consumption of dogs such as the solution for hunger in the world and the depletion of natural resources. He effectively convinces his audience of this ridiculousness by allowing the audience to form their own opinions based upon logic rather than emotions. Foer accomplishes this notion by using logical, pathetical, and ethical appeals to allow his audience to make educated opinions about the arguments presented and why they outweigh others. In Foer’s article, he …show more content…

He is able to use facts and statistics to prove the creditably of the information that is present in the article. A technique that was used within this article that strengthened this appeal was the didactic tone, which allows the author to support his information in an attempt to persuade his readers. An example seen in the article is the reference made to the book, Animal Farm written by George Orwell which states, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than other’(Foer 690). This was used by the author to identify the creditability of the different affection levels created by humans for the type of animal

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