Similarities Between 'Consider The Lobster And Storytelling'

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The Truth about what’s ethically and morally right David Foster Wallace’s essay “Consider the Lobster” and Jonathan Foer pieces of “Storytelling” are two different texts that pose very significant issues, but are at the same time complicated and hard to address. The principle of ethics and morals of a person is mostly built upon and govern around things such as religion and society’s behavior. These are the ideologies that gets passed on from one generation to the next. These two texts are in tune or communicating with each other in regards to the question of moral and ethical issue that deters from an individual’s ideologies. Culture always plays an important role in both texts and is most likely where the questions and issues steers from. However, David Wallace and Jonathan Foer are communicating with different types of audiences. In the “Consider the lobster” Wallace audience are the Gourmet Magazine readers; which basically means the readers of the magazine read the articles for pleasure of the food and not necessarily for something else. This contradicts what Wallace is doing in his piece and instead he talks about the inhuman ways the lobsters are cooked. He talks about a lot of…show more content…
The “storytelling” piece is told through Foer’s different stages and progress throughout his life. What Foer’s dealing with in his piece is more personalized than the David Foster Wallace’s essay. When at a young age the protagonist (who is Foer, since this is a personal narrative) of the story learns about how the food that he puts in his body is made out of animals being hurt, he makes a decision to change and stop eating meats. Just as his vegetarianism starts, it ends as quickly as it began. He is putting it in the backburner of his mind just like in the David Wallace’s
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