The Lobster's Use Of Pathos In David Foster Wallace

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to tell his audience: we should really think about the lobster’s point of view before consuming it. David Foster Wallace uses a multitude of rhetorical strategies to get his point across, including pathos and ethos. His essay is ingenious in how it gets its point across, and how it forces even the largest lobster consumers to truly contemplate how the lobster might react to its consumption. It brings up many controversial topics of animal rights that many people tend to avoid, especially people who are major carnivores. Wallace’s use of rhetorical strategies really gets the reader thinking, and thoroughly captures the argument of many vegetarians against the consumption of animals.
David Foster Wallace really captures the use of pathos in his essay Consider
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Also he says “even if it 's some rudimentary version of these feelings and, again, why does rudimentariness even enter into it?” showing that we shouldn’t base whether or not we should treat them better based on what the pain level they feel. No matter what pain level is felt, from high to low, we should change what we are doing to accommodate the lobster. Through his prior knowledge and what he knew before, David Foster Wallace proves his point that lobsters do need to be treated better than they are at the moment.
Using multitude of rhetorical strategies, David Foster Wallace proves that the way we treat animals is inhumane. His use of both ethos and pathos is incredibly convincing and shows how ingenious the essay really is. Also, his uses of metaphors really bring the audience into the perspective of the lobster. They make you truly mull over whether or not the way we treat animals that we kill is the real way we should be going about it. Every bit of detail in the essay really makes you consider the
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