Introduction: Readers must trust the good character, fairness, and reliability of the writer before they are willing to accept his arguments. The philosopher Aristotle called this quality ethos. Analyze the ways Eric Schlosser establishes his ethos, helping the audience to trust the writer and see the importance of his investigation of the fast food industry. Be sure to explore the chapter fully, particularly the second half.
Will you be eating roadkill tonight for dinner? In Brenden Buhler’s “On Eating Roadkill”, the author is asking whether the citizens of the United States would consider eating roadkill, and if, in fact, we are aware that we already have. “So for those on the fence (or outright repelled) by the concept, consider this: because gelatin ends up in everything from marshmallows to gummy bears to ice cream, there’s a good chance that you’ve already consumed, legally, some accidental meat.” (206) Buhler has convinced this reader that eating roadkill is a viable option for feeding some of our homeless here in America. He uses all three rhetorical aspects; ethos, pathos and logos to persuade you to consider eating roadkill.
Upton Sinclair, a socialist, and muckraker rallied public outcry for labor equity, he launched a consumer movement through the midst of a harsh stockyard strike from unfairly payed wage workers, socialist writer. He is best known for his novel, The Jungle which underlined the devastating exposé of Chicago’s meat-packing industry. A protest novel he published in 1906, the book as a result was quite the shocking revelation of incomprehensible labor practices and unsafe working conditions that were held in Chicago stockyards. The description’s spoken in Sinclair’s book issued the truths about diseased and spoiled meat processes that were not regulated until he exposed them. Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited
In the article, “Don’t Blame the Eater,” David Zinczenko argues it is the fast food industry’s fault for the nation 's growing obesity epidemic. Furthermore, he believes people should not be blamed for their own obesity. Zinczenko argues fast-food is much more available to the fast paced lifestyle people live in rather than consuming healthy alternatives. He also discusses the fact so many people are on a low budget, it is then best and more inexpensive for them to consume fast-food. Zinczenko states a claim that the fast-food industry “would do well to protect themselves, and their customers, by providing the nutrition information people need” (Zinczenko 464). In other words, he is saying that fast food establishments do not advertise enough
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
In Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, the argument being made is contrary to that of the general American population. Since many people view the fast food industry and its effect on the world as positive, the author must gain his audience’s trust through establishment of ethos. Schlosser first establishes understanding and solidarity with the reader through acknowledging the other argument. For example, he describes the experience of purchasing fast food in vast detail, following with reasoning as to how “the whole experience of buying fast food has become so routine,” (Schlosser 3) Here he subtly hints to the reader that he understands the lure of fast food and how it has all become ingrained into the minds of the general public. Schlosser
On January 17th, 2001, Eric Schlosser presented all sides of the all- American meal in an investigative novel that examines the local and global influences of the United States fast food industry. Read the section thoroughly. Then in a well- developed essay, analyze the rhetorical strategies Schlosser uses to convey his message.
In the articles “Don’t Blame the Eater”, by David Zinczenko and “What You eat is Your Business”, by Radley Balko both authors discuss how the government should have restrictions on fast foods, that are readily available to the public. Each of the author’s arguments are very effective and seem to establish a balance of ethos, pathos, and logos which make it easier for the reader to believe.
In his work Escape from the Western Diet Michael Pollan focused on American negative food habits, their place in different spheres of the society and general possible ways to improve the food behavior. “The Western Diet is known for its lack of fresh fruit and vegetables and its strong reliance on fast-food, high sugar beverages, high-fat dairy, refined carbohydrates and red meat” (“Western Diet”). While many experts focus on its content, Pollan suggested to turn the attention to the effect the diet has on social, industrial and medical spheres. The author highlighted they unlikely will completely abandon the Western diet as it promote their development. Pollan suggested that, instead
Sara, a single mother of two kids, is driving home from a grueling day of work. She’s worked overtime all week and has some tightness in her back. Upon looking at the clock on the dashboard of her 1996 Volkswagen, she realizes that it is way too late to go home and cook a nice dinner for her two children. She turns into the nearest McDonalds, orders some chicken nuggets, and brings dinner home. Can you blame a mother who just wanted her kids to eat? In “Don’t Blame the Eater”, David Zinczenko sympathizes with those mothers. He argues that there are simply not enough alternatives to the thousands of fast food restaurants and that the lack of information about those alternatives further complicates things.
I read an interesting book that left me thinking of the way I shop and I don’t mean the way I shop at clothing stores I mean the way I shop for groceries, it also left me thinking of the food that I’ve been eating and even the food that I order when I go to fast food restaurants. This book is “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” it pictures the reality in the food business, but in a different funny way to understand it better. The book even makes you think of how important food is in life and it can also make you see a new way of looking at the food that’s on your plate. Pollan’s point, the author for this book tries to make us think and realize of what we’re doing with our food, how we get it, and even if we save money with our way of buying it.
Throughout history, investigative journalists have and continue to expose injustices and corruption in America and across the world. In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser retells the history of the fast food industry and exposes its unsanitary environment, unhealthy product composition, and dangerous practices. One could compare this book’s subject to that of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, which exposed the terrible conditions of the meatpacking industry, something Schlosser also discusses within the book. While the conditions of the fast food industry as a whole may be shocking at first, the reader could either drastically change their lifestyle based on the facts presented, or just push them to the back of their mind.
David Zinczenko’s “Don’t Blame the Eater” and Dr.Mercola’s advertisement “Childhood Obesity is Everyone's Problem” (see fig.1) both argue that obesity is a very big problem which threatens everyone especially children. Fast food and junk food are the main causes of obesity. In David Zinczenko’s essay he talks about how easy it is for teenagers to get obese by eating fast food every day, and he talks about how he became obese when he was young. Dr. Mercola “Childhood Obesity is Everyone's Problem” argues through a picture and title to tell people that obesity is epidemic, and it is not only one person’s problem.
In the article, “The Pleasures of Eating”, author Wendell Berry shares his knowledge of the food industry and discusses the act of eating as part of the agricultural process. Berry asks deep questions in his article that will make the readers question what they are putting into their homes and into their bodies. Most Americans, according to Berry, can be categorized as passive consumers that are basically allowing food industrialist to brainwash them by means of advertisement. He argues ,“They pay, mostly without protest, what they are charged” implying that the consumers do not even question what additional cost, such as transportation, might have added to the product .The article provides an interesting perspective on consuming food and Berry shares multiple ways that the passive consumer can become more educated on food.
Author Michael Moss attempts to educate the general public about the creation of processed foods in his article, “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food.” The article was published in The New York Times on, February 20, 2013. In his article Moss explains to the public how the food created and how it can also cause serious health problems. In order to get his point across Moss list multiple facts and he also conducts interviews with people who are in the junk food industry. Using the rhetorical appeals of logos, pathos and ethos Moss’s ideas can be interpreted very easily. His audience can understand all of the health issues that come from eating junk food thanks to Moss’s effective use of all three rhetorical appeals.