Wallace equips sarcasm to his portrayal of lobster boiling to further convince his readers of their corrupt eating habits. An example of this device is when Wallace satirically explores whether “lobsters are more like those frontal-lobotomy patients one reads about who report experiencing pain in a totally different way than you and I.” (Wallace 63) In this context, the writer challenges those who say that lobsters don’t feel the pain when they are boiled. Wallace argues that the damage is still taking place, regardless of whether or not lobsters feel it. His sarcasm not only makes the article comical, but he illustrates the counterargument through this satirical way.
He uses the strategy of ethos to give the readers a sense of morality when thinking about the life of a lobster and uses the strategy of pathos to present logical facts and research for his argument.
His findings on how a lobster can sense the changes in temperature of water by even just a few degrees clearly refute the prior claims that lobsters have no brain, or feel any pain. Pathos, our appeal to emotion is analogized very well when he describes the lobster clawing to the edge of the pot and compares it to much like a human, hanging onto the edge of a roof for dear life. An exceptional job is done by the writer in humanizing the lobster and getting the reader on his side. There is a great appeal to the morality behind boiling the lobster and Wallace relates to the reader himself by professing how uneasy he is with the idea of animal cruelty and how he and no one else likes to think about it. This is a sentiment most people can very easily associate with, this underlying thought that most of us enjoy consuming meat, but also have a liberal attitude regarding animal cruelty.
She mainly speaks about the prairie dog in this article. She argues that it isn’t fair how humans are wiping out the prairie dog species. She said that nearly four hundred Utah prairie dogs disappeared in the summer of 1999 at the Cedar Ridge Golf Course. (Pg 82) She believes that they were murdered and gassed to death.
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.
They called it the “Pottawatomie Massacre.” Brown’s had thirty men fighting for the country. “He fight hard, but Osawatomie burned to the ground.” (335) Brown’s actions after the destruction of the free-state town of Lawrence were like the president 's action. Everyone in Lawrence was talking about Brown, and they
This evidence proves to us that the coyote is a trickster that developed a clever way to escape the tensions of the buffalo killing him with the idea of giving him new horns and tries to yet again come up with another plan of eating the whole cow instead of eating part by part just as how the buffalo stated. Due to his selfishness, the coyote was forced to eat the whole cow and disobeyed the orders of the buffalo. Later on, the coyote learns his lesson by getting leaned into a false trap of an old woman cooking the cow’s bones for him. Fast forward, he was basically tricked and lost the cow bones from the old woman that he so desperately wanted. When he confronted the buffalo, he noticed that the cow regenerated back to life and it stunned him to see this.
The Tragic Life of Emmett Till Emmett Till’s deformed body lead to a new idea. The new idea was like a spark to tinder. In 1955 in Leslie Millhams barn Emmett Till was dragged from a ford truck and the next thing a whip sound pierces the starry night. And a strangled cry from Till rings out from the barn. The men drag Till back to the truck and throws him into the bed of the truck and blood starts to trickle out of the bed of the truck.
Although the past cannot be changed, the future is in your power. But what if power is the reason the future cannot be changed? The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, is a timeless story that is filled with metaphors for how avarice takes over humans. Although there is no easy way to get rid of it, Kino goes through many challenges to free himself from the troubles that come with possessing the power the pearl held. Kino went from a loving human to a dehumanized figure because he saw great wealth in the pearl, attacked in order to maintain the power it held and lost the ability to have emotions.
Satire is used by many famous writers to create humor and to criticize people’s unwise, and senseless actions. As George Orwell once said, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." (Orwell, 1945). People will always be greedy and think they are smarter than others but this is untrue. The one who thinks he is smarter or better than the other will always end up losing in life.
Ammon Bundy is the son of anti-government protestor Cliven D. Bundy, who is known for being the central figure in the Bundy Standoff with Federal Bureau of Land Management officials over unpaid grazing fees on federally owned public land in 2014. The Bundy Standoff origins go back twenty years earlier when Cliven Bundy had stopped paying his grazing fees in the early 1990s. His claim was that the federal government had no authority over the land that his ancestors settled in the 1880s (Blumm & Jamin, 2017). Cliven Bundy’s cattle grazing fees eventually reached 1.2 million dollars and the federal government began slowly seizing his cattle. The conflict escalated in 2014 when footage of a Bureau of Land Management agent struck Ammon Bundy 3 times with a stun gun went viral on the internet.
A variety of factors affected the widespread adoption of V-notching. V-notching is inherently a collective action dilemma, as was briefly described when discussing lobster as a CPR, one that can be modeled by the prisoner’s dilemma game. Lobstermen that do not take the time to V-notch lobster still benefit from the protected breeders that result from others V-notching lobster. However, if every individual assumes that other lobstermen are V-notching, then the protective qualities of the norm will diminish as adherence to it drops off. In this case, the opposite occurred.
“The Moral Crusade Against Foodies,” an article where Myers spends his time pontificating a handful of elitist foodies has grabbed the attention of many. Myers has managed to make a lot of enemies with this piece, one being Ethan Kahn, a Washington Post reporter who decided to fight back in his article titled “A Response to B.R. Myers.” He attempts to expose the many weak aspects of Myers argument, giving us a new perspective of the article as a whole. For the first half of Kahn’s article he discusses that Myers fails to address any positive impacts of foodie culture.
In “Consider the Lobster,” David Foster Wallace asks his readers to consider if eating lobsters or other animals is ethical. He describes how lobsters show a preference to not be boiled by their efforts to avoid or escape the pan. He argues that this preference is proof that the lobster suffers or feels pain. However, he ignores the fact that the same argument can be made about plants. Grasses produce a chemical in distress right before they are cut from a lawnmower or attacked by insects.