Novelist, Eric Schlosser, in his novel, “Fast Food Nation”, expresses how fast food has spread. Schlosser’s purpose is to make us see how addicted we are to fast food. He adopts a shocking tone through the use of diction, Logos, and diction in order to get people to make better choices.
Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland in a small row house on September 20, 1878. In addition to this, from an early age he was exposed to differences that would have a long lasting effect on his juvenile mind and drastically influence his thinking as time progressed. Moreover, he was the only child to an alcoholic liquor salesman of a father, and a determined mother, he was raised on the premise of poverty, yet was also exposed to the advantages of the upper class through frequent gatherings with his mother’s wealthy family (biography.com). Equally important, is at the age of ten Sinclair’s father uprooted the family from Baltimore to New York City. During this time, Sinclair started to establish a sharp mind and was an insatiable
Though best known for his muckraking efforts that helped to end the Gilded Age, Upton Sinclair wrote nearly a hundred books in his lifetime. From a young age his mother encouraged in him a love of reading; when he could, Sinclair could be found reading for up to fourteen hours a day. However, his childhood was marked by poverty and his father's raging alcoholism. His mother took a strong sense of morality against his father’s drinking and of all types of sinning. These strict morals implanted in him made the socialist party very appealing. Sinclair was willing to make small sacrifices for the greater good, especially since he had seen how damaging poverty can be. This poverty, alcoholism, and eventually socialism led to Sinclair’s strong sense
Schlosser argues America’s lives are solely based off of fast food. Throughout his writing he describes how common it is in our society in which fast food is ordered, sold, and consumed. Everywhere you go, every glimpse you take, every corner you pass, fast food is being sold everywhere. Schlosser describes throughout his text the commonality of fast food in restaurants, airports, schools, and large chained stores available nationwide, in which each compress the similarity of fast food. Not only does he include how common fast food is in an American’s life, but he describes how Americans will spend more of their money in their wallet on fast food than they would on other livelihood essentials. He includes how vastly the economy has been effected
American novelist, poet, and playwright Langston Hughes was born in Joplin Missouri in February 1902. Soon after he was born, his parents separated, and his father moved away to Mexico. He was raised by his maternal grandmother, until her death. After she died, he began to write poetry and Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg were major early influences in his work. After he graduated from high school in 1920 Hughes spent the next year with his father in Mexico. His first greatly praised poem was called "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" which was published in Crisis Magazine. In 1921 Hughes came back to America and enrolled in Columbia University. He studied there for a while but soon got involved in the Harlem Renaissance. In 1922 he dropped out of
The influence of Upton Sinclair upon our world cannot thoroughly be measured in just a few short paragraphs or even one study. Sinclair 's work for which he was most famous, The Jungle, written in 1906, was just one of many examples of one person 's ability to change the world they live in. While the topic of The Jungle was bringing to light the horrible working conditions associated with the meat industry, the work accomplished so much more. Of course people were enraged when they found out they were probably eating rat meat along with their favorite meats but they also began to see how much hardship immigrants were going through just to try and make a living in the country at the time. Sinclair didn 't just interview people to get the
However, Sinclair was and unlikely savior. He had roots in socialist agenda, which unapologetically opposed capitalism and lobbied for full government takeover. In addition, Sinclair had alienated himself from elitist circles by authoring over 40 books which muckraked industry and institutions such as Hollywood, the press, and religion. Sinclair’s book, The Jungle, described the in detail the horrors of the meat packing industry and led to government regulation of the industry. Sinclair realized that America was in desperate need for immediate reform and could not await social victory over capitalism. He switched sides to the democratic party and ran for governor of California in an attempt to enact his reforms.Sinclair use his skilled as a writer to published a book called Epic (End Poverty in California), which outlined his road to reform. Sinclair planned on expanding existing California cooperatives to the state level. He also proposed taking idle factories and farms and placing them in the hand of the unemployed citizens to boost the economy and fight joblessness. Sinclair also met with President Roosevelt and to discuss his plans for EPIC and how they could align with the effort of the New
Ernest James Gaines was conceived on the Stream Lake Manor close to the little villa of Oscar, in Pointe Coupee Area, Louisiana. His progenitors had lived on the same ranch since bondage, staying after liberation to work the area as tenant farmers. Gaines and his crew lived in the houses, tremendously extended, that had once served as slave quarters. Though life was difficult for Ernest, He still kept on and made many books for people, as well letters. He had trouble deciding on what to write, when he was writing books, so he decide to write about Louisiana and things there which lead him to write a story like A lesson before dying.
1 Gallo Justin Gallo Mrs. Patton English III 26 Mar 2015 Upton Sinclair Novels are written to express views and ideas about the world. Sinclair grew up in a life of poverty and politics but that didn’t stop him from writing. He wrote over forty novels and others forms of writing as well that are still being
A panic that he had lost something precious. As though unbelievable that the dream was over, he covers his eyes with the palm of his hands and tries to remember the picture of the lapping waters at Lake Erminie, the moonlight veranda, the gingham on the golf links, the dry sun and the gold color of Judy Jone’s soft neck(Baym and Levine, 2013). He also remembers her damp mouth as a result of his kisses, her sorrowful eyes and her freshness like new fine linen in the morning. However those things never existed anymore. He was crying because all the incidents including the grief that he could have borne in the dream, would never come
Throughout his lifetime, Bradbury was exposed to a wide range of inspirational fantasies and movies that undeniably contributed to his unique style and love as a science-fiction writer. As a child, Bradbury was fortunate enough to have many peers that showcased popular plays, movies, and fantasies. A few notable inspirations
Nathaniel Hawthorne was a very talented writer for his time. He has many books and some of them were really successful. One of his most famous books was called, ''The Scarlet Letter.'' He wrote other books that were successful and they were more successful once he was famous and more
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Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804 and passed away on May 19, 1864. Hawthorne was the only son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Clark Hathorne (Manning). His father was a sea-captain, died of yellow fever in 1808 when Hawthorne was four years old. Hawthorne suffered