Summary Of Consider The Lobster By David Foster Wallace

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David Foster Wallace in the article, “Consider the Lobster,” argues that the way people treat lobsters is horrible. Wallace supports his argument by questioning whether lobster can feel pain, listing and describing the different ways to cook a live lobster, and telling the origin of the lobster. The author’s purpose is to inform people that the way people treat lobster is horrific in order to report about the Maine Lobster Festival. The author writes in a sarcastic and casual tone for the readers of the Harper’s Magazine and to the public. If we look at Wallace’s question in black and white then no, it is not right to boil a lobster alive just so we can eat for our pleasure; however, Wallace’s question of “is it right to boil a sentient creature

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