Scavenging Rhetorical Analysis

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The essay is divided into four sections, separated by whitespace. What do each of the sections accomplish?
The four sections are each divided based on how to dumpster dive. The author wants the reader to know how he dumpster dives and informs the reader on how to do so. In the first section he claims that when you first begin scavenging, you are filled with disgust and self loathing. In the second section he lets the reader know many people think of it as an art and the objects they find. In the third section he gives personal stories with his experiences and lets the reader what he eats and does not recommend doing. In the last section he claims that it is outdoor work but it has many benefits for your mental state of mind.

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Eigner informs the reader on several mental health benefits. He also lets the reader know what it feels like to dumpster dive and the art of it.
Subject and Purpose #2: Many people take advantage of what they have in life and waste those materials just like how people waste food. He wants people to be more appreciative and not take everything for granted because others are dying for some things we may often waste.
Subject and Purpose #3: Through his experiences he realizes how many individuals are confounded with the materials they grasp and that they are needy. He feels bad for those who only care about materialistic items because they really do not matter in life and they do not realize that.
Strategy and Audience #1: The essay uses process through how Eigner started dumpster diving and how he felt about this. He then states some of his experiences. After, he lets the reader know what he has learned through his journey and feels that he has a healthy state of mind.
Strategy and Audience #2: The first predictable stage is overcoming shame. Then, utilizing experience and learning. The last stage is recovering from this journey.
Strategy and Audience #3: Eigner assumes his audience is wasteful and

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