Analysis Of The Article ' Why I Stopped Being A Vegetarian ' Essay

1033 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
Laughter has been said to be the best medicine of all. This medicine, however, cannot cure the effectiveness of an argument and instead can be seen to poison it in some cases. In Laura Fraser’s “Why I Stopped Being a Vegetarian,” Fraser depicts personal incidents of dabbling in vegetarianism and uses this to assert that people should not be vegetarian and instead decrease the amount of meat consumed. Though humor may then seem to be the appropriate method of conveying her opinion, it is often detrimental towards her argument because it causes her ideas to seem nonsensical and often apathetic towards those who wholeheartedly believe in vegetarianism. Hyperbole is ubiquitous in Fraser’s essay and is used as a means to create a memorable idea but instead seems to damage her argument’s rationality and her assertion of taking the vegetarian lifestyle seriously. Fraser would publicly exclaim to have chosen vegetarianism based on its health prospects though her actions proved otherwise. With the loss of protein, it would be rational to t find a protein substitute. Cheese and carbohydrates replaced meat in her diet. “There’s a lot of evidence that vegetarians live longer, have lower cholesterol levels and are thinner than meat eaters. This is somewhat hard to believe since for the first few years of not eating meat, I was basically a cheesetarian” ( Fraser 547). Becoming a vegetarian is supposedly helpful in increasing weight loss and lowering cholesterol levels. Humor here thus…

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