It's a land of snow and hokey where sunshine only breaks through when our national anthem is on, it’s Canada. Canadians are well adapted to hearing what other countries believe to be true about us, and while we're happy to take the “yes, we are very polite,” but we've had just enough of the incorrect stereotypes. So now, if you don't mind there, here are some true canadian stereotypes.
On the 8th of this month, I attended a lecture in the UA Poetry Center presented by Dr. Jerome Dotson (an instructor in Africana Studies). The speaker, who obtained a MA in African American Studies and a PhD in History, presented information for this particular lecture on the diets of slaves, and specifically within that, the connotation of pork in their meals. Dr. Dotson began the talk with a brief discussion of ‘roots’ and played a video of Kunta Kinte’s visual explanation of the meaning of food in a slave’s life. The video highlighted what slaves ate, which consisted mostly of grits, roughly ground corn, and pork.
Within this commercial, logos was not very prevalent. I chose a commercial about dog food and they didn’t mention the dog food until the end. Through the entire advertisement, if focused on the dog and his owner. In the end, you finally got to see the paw print logo appears as well as the company name, IAMS. The director makes an interesting decision by having the commercial not be focused on the logos. Other dog food commercials talk about what ingredients are in the dog food, or they talk about what kind of dogs they provide the food to, whether it be small, medium, or large dogs. IAMS chose to not mention any of those items listed above. That is an interesting tactic. Even though there were no statistics, the commercial influenced its
“They’re Grrrreat!” A claim that Kellogg’s one and only Tony the Tiger always makes in every Frosted Flakes commercial. But is this claim true? Is Frosted Flakes cereal really that great that Tony has to repeat it to the audience in every commercial. No one seems to care because if a talking tiger says its true then the audience must believe it too. This is a prime example of how Kellogg’s Cereal company uses rhetoric in their commercials, more specifically though personification. Kellogg’s has used many forms of rhetoric in their Frosted Flakes commercials since the creation of their famous company, and like all things that have existed for a long period of time, they’re bound to change over time.
According to Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture carries out programs of research, education, conservation, forestry, marketing, credit, export expansion, food distribution, production adjustment, grading and inspection, and development of rural areas ("Agriculture, Department of."). Nearly 100,000 people make up twenty-nine different agencies within the USDA. These people do their part to participate in the agricultural act of eating that Wendell Berry talks about in The Pleasures of Eating. Wendell Berry argues the importance of eating responsibly using the following rhetorical devices: pathos, ethos, repetition, and imagery.
“In Aristotelian terms, the good leader must have ethos, pathos and logos. The ethos is his moral character, the source of his ability to persuade. The pathos is his ability to touch feelings to move people emotionally. The logos is his ability to give solid reasons for an action, to move people intellectually,” said Mortimer Adler. Many of the greatest artists use ethical, logical, and emotional appeals to prove their points. Eric Schlosser uses various ethical appeals in Fast Food Nation. Michael Pollan uses all sorts of logical appeals in The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Robert Kenner, director of Food Inc., uses numerous emotional appeals.
When it comes to writing, the hardest part is getting the audience interested in what you have to say. Four techniques writers use to attract readers are the use of ethos, logos, pathos and Kairos in their text. Ethos is a method used to gain trust in the author. Logos uses facts and statistics to add credibility to the author. Pathos is used in stories or experiences to connect the readers emotionally to the text. Kairos is used to determine when is the right time to release your piece of literature. Eric Schlosser, author of “Why McDonald’s Fries Taste So Good”, properly uses these four techniques to persuade his friendly audience to keep on reading.
Men are essentially rendered useless when it comes to helping women in the kitchen. The average male in American society is viewed as the bread winner of the family. He comes home and does nothing but relax, while the wife handles all the business in the house such as cooking dinner, cleaning the house, and taking care of the kid. In Dave Barry’s, “Lost in the Kitchen”, Barry analyzes his recent Thanksgiving experience and realizes that the stereotypes about men and women in the kitchen are indeed true. He tries to show that men who try to be helpful in the kitchen usually fail. Barry effectively uses humor to connect with his audience by using a light hearted tone to try to make it more relatable to the audience, while repeating differnt styles
The one thing that any author must do when writing any sort of essay is to make it comprehensible to the reader. In order to achieve this, the author must utilize anything to get their point across or else the writing would be futile. In Turkeys in the Kitchen , Dave Barry gives his own personal stories about his Thanksgiving and how he feels that men aren’t as useful as women in the terms of the culinary arts (kitchen), Barry’s flippant tone and his use of rhetorical devices such as similes and irony bring forth a light hearted explanation of stereotypes between men and women as well as describing how men are useless in the kitchen.
In both David Zinczenko’s “Don’t Blame The Eater” and “ Radley Balko’s “What You Eat is Your Business”, the argument of obesity in America is present and clear from opposing viewpoints. Both articles were written in the early 2000’s, when the popular political topic of the time was obesity and how it would be dealt by our nation in the future. While Zinczenko argues that unhealthy junk food is an unavoidable cultural factor, Balko presents the thought that the government should have no say in it’s citizens diet or eating habits.
In Fast Food Nation, the author uses multiple rhetorical strategies to achieve an overall tone and effect. One device, however, was utilized throughout the book. To achieve the tone of disapproval, pathos, the appeal to emotions, was strongly used in each part of the book. For example, the book states, “At times the animals are crowded so closely together it looks like a sea of cattle, a mooing, moving mass of brown and white fur that goes on for acres.” This appeals to the readers emotions because it discusses the cruel treatment of cows. These animals are about to be slaughtered, and they have to endure these poor conditions up until their death. This helps convey the tone of disapproval by providing an example of improper methods used in
Food Inc. is an informative and revealing documentary film, aimed to expose the dirty truth of the industrial food industry in America. Directed by Robert Kenner and produced by Michael Pollan, this film informs the American people exactly what they are eating and how it’s affecting them, by painting a more realistic picture of the food industry, than that of an agricultural society. With the use compelling images, such as cattle being raised in grassless, manure infested fields with industrial factories in the background, and stories and interviews from farmers, government officials and victims throughout the film, Food Inc. reveals the horrifying immorality of the food industry, to ignite anger and disgust from the audience toward the unethical
Laura Esquivel in the book “Like Water For Chocolate” uses many strategies throughout the book like imagery ,and exaggeration.Both imagery and exaggeration helped develop the tone and the mood ,and set the purpose the passages that were given to us by Esquivel. Esquivel is trying to convey to the readers that you don’t need to be just plain like other writers to have a good story to tell, as she demonstrates in her way of writing and strategies. The use of words that Esquivel uses gives us a better understanding of the strategies being used by the author, and what she is trying to say by using those words.There are many other strategies that Esquivel uses, but exaggeration and imagery have a huge role in the book, and not only in the passage where she describes Nacha, but in others where the food is involved.
Corn. Is it delicious? Yes. Do we think about it’s role in our lives when we’re eating it? Probably not. As shocking as it may seem, corn is an important factor in our diets and might even take up a large percentage of what we eat. In the passage, Pollan brings in all sides of the argument by giving an example of his own experience, describing corn by using metaphors and interesting word choices, and contrasting the way corn moved from being just a simple food to being a problem in our lives.
Cold breezy day in Ireland Collan is on his way home from the war expecting to face wrath from his family for choosing the side of a war they did not believe in. Although they do not know Fergus will not be attending them at this point, while he has passed from a cruel event. Fergus was a gentle young scholar who was a stupendous build and very handsome like his brother Collan. Collan was always a lot taller and stronger then Fergus; therefore, Fergus had the upper hand when it came to school and farming. As Collan lead in the athletics winning sport events for his high school, as Fergus was in the shadows. Mom was always proud of Fergus, and Dad was alway proud of Collan for his athletics. Mom was more worried