Summary : ' Killing Us ' Essay

1468 Words May 28th, 2015 6 Pages
Cj Gonzalez
Ms. Sharief
English 4
17 May 2015 Killing Us

The image displayed above illustrates a giant hand with the name Monsanto on it strangling a woman who is portrayed as Mother Nature. Monsanto is a company that produces genetically modified foods. What the artist is trying to tell the viewers is that Monsanto is killing the planet with all of its biochemical research and experiments. The element used in this cartoon is hyperbole because it is an exaggeration as to what the fist doing to Mother Nature. Symbolism is also used in this cartoon analysis, the big fist representing Monsanto and the woman representing Mother Nature. If more people saw this, and analyzed it, their minds would open up to what is really happening around them. They would know that Monsanto is hurting the world we live in and in order to save the planet and not make matters worse we have to stop consuming their products.

The first time I heard about GMOs was in my health class during the first semester of high school when I was a freshman. My teacher would talk about hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and other genetically modified ingredients. I vaguely remember what she would talk about because I found it irrelevant and did not really pay much attention to it. Forgot all about them until during my sophomore year, my P.E. teacher when in depth talking about them. I understood them more after that but I still was not giving them as much importance as I should have. I did…

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