Why I Stopped Being A Vegetarian By Laura Fraser Analysis

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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 …show more content…
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 disregards vegetarian philosophy causing the author to seem ignorant regarding the issue. Some may argue that her using this point was to prove that becoming vegetarian is not an automatic method towards weight loss and healthy eating in an entertaining way. This, however, is trivial when considering the numerous health issues regarding meat including higher risk of heart disease, higher blood pressure, and higher cholesterol levels. “One roasted bird unleashed fifteen years’ worth of cravings” (Fraser 549). Exaggeration can be a powerful tool as it enraptures the reader into feeling the powerful emotions the author is trying to

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