Analysis Of 'Consider The Lobster' By David Foster Wallace

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The modern world has begun to question where exactly our food comes from and how its treated, and the lobster is no exception. “Consider the Lobster” by David Foster Wallace gives us some history on the lobster, how it is cooked, and, specifically, the yearly lobster festival held in Maine. He begins by going into great detail about the lobster festival and various aspects of it that lead us to believe that lobster may not just be for the 'upper class', such as using various lower class symbols like Styrofoam cups, and comparing their price at the festival to “slightly more expensive than McDonalds dinner”. He also extends this idea of class into the history of the lobster, explaining the fact that the lobster was often fed to impoverish citizens

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