Analysis Of The Article ' Against Meat ' Essay

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Humans are omnivores, which means that they eat both plants and animals. Ultimately, the human can decide whether or not they are going to consume animal meat. I am analyzing the article “Against Meat” in the They Say I say collection of articles. Jonathan Safran Foer talks about his experiences with his struggles of becoming a vegetarian. He gives the intended audience and inside look on how making dietary choices are often difficult, and how it has positively impacted his life, as well as keeping his morals and values in check. I found this interesting because Foer and I both share some of the same views on the food industry and what we choose to put in our bodies. Humans are very uneducated on the food industry, and should research different eating lifestyles to find one that is suitable and sustainable for them. The overall intent of this article is for Foer to explain his journey to vegetarianism and how others around him influenced his diet. Foer uses pathos to create an emotional connection with his intended audience. The use of childhood experiences is what helps shapes his reasoning to why he became a vegetarian. There is a part where he asks his babysitter why she isn’t eating any chicken and she explains that she doesn’t want to hurt anything. He includes this in the article to create an emotional appeal to hurting animals, and how eating meat is considered hurting animals. This comment made by his babysitter didn’t permanently change his eating habits, but it’s…

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