Fast Food Schlosser Analysis

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quote - “The hallways and staircases are painted slate gray, the ceilings are low, and there are combination locks on many of the doors.” (1-2) Imagery-
Schlosser’s use of the device relates to his topic by having the readers feel and visualize the impact the food we eat has on our lives. The stylistic device demonstrates how future generations will find our generation buried under fast food wrappers. He chose to present information in this way to appeal to the reader’s senses. Schlosser wants to influence his reader by emphasizing that fast food has become a social norm in America. It is a drug that has affected even the strongest Air Force Base in the United States.
Introduction
quote - “In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on
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The golden arches are security blankets that illustrate an American 's childhood. Schlosser chose to present information in this way to emphasize the idea that fast food industries are only interested in the real estate aspect, not the food. Schlosser wants to affect/influence his reader by proving to us that we choose our meals based on how the restaurant looks and how we choose it the same way we choose food in the grocery aisle.
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quote - “Moments after Reeve is wheeled off the stage, Jack Groppel, the next speaker, walks up to the microphone and starts his pitch, “Tell me friends, in your lifetime, have you ever been on a diet?”. (107)
Irony
Schlosser’s use of the device relates to his topic and/or purpose to show Reeve speaking of how success means nothing if you are not happy and how Groppel ruins the moment by selling his pitch. Both men challenge our ideas of success. Schlosser chose to illustrate his purpose in this way to raise emotion in the readers. He wants to affect/influence his reader by emphasizing the meaning of success for fast food industries. Their success is selling as much as they can regardless of the feelings of their
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The corruption in the fast food industry has led to the demise of hard-working ranchers. He chose to present information in this way because it brings forward the emotions and reasoning behind the suicides. The burden and guilt of letting down past generations and seeing themselves as failures have led to the suicides. Schlosser wants to affect/influence his readers by having us realize the food industries are bullies who corrupt everyday people and prevent small ranchers from

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