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    In This is Water, written by David Foster Wallace, the first paragraph consists of a short story about two young fish and an older fish. As the older fish passes by, he asks, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” After swimming for a bit, one of the younger fish turns to the other and asks, “What the hell is water?” The purpose of this short story is to point out the fact that we are not always fully aware of our surroundings. It is human nature to live in our own little bubble, to consider our own thoughts because they are the ones that we know. The only way that we are made aware of others thoughts are if they offer them to us freely. Without this offer, it is easy to believe that our problems are the only ones that exist in the world. It takes…

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    David Foster Wallace and Herman Melville use word choice to establish their ethos as they demonstrate pictures of disorder, while law is not present. “This is Water,” by David Foster Wallace was a commencement speech given by Wallace at Kenyon College on May 21, 2005. It later became an essay that was first published in a book by “Little Brown and Company” in 2009. “Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street,” is a short story written by Herman Melville, that was first published in 1853.…

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    In “Consider The Lobster,” David Foster Wallace offers an interestingly ironic perspective on the intent of a creator when it comes to literature. As an author, Wallace has an insider’s perspective as to how audiences should be treating and accepting various forms of literature. On the surface, “Consider The Lobster” is an essay about the unimaginable treatment of lobsters in the Maine Lobster Festival which has an incredible lasting impact on the reader, leading them to feel an extreme amount…

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    Beady eyes, long bodies, and pinchy fingers are some attributes that make humans unapproachable. Unfortunately, they have also managed to selfishly devour a majority of the living species they come in contact with, including lobsters. David Foster Wallace wrote an essay titled, “Consider the Lobster,” to inform the public about the issues that has been happening between the lobster consumers, lobster defenders, and their feelings towards boiling alive the aquatic crustacean. Wallace is obviously…

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    Lobster, often named the king of seafood, is often seen as one of the most scrumptious seafood delights; yet poses some serious questions in the realm of morality. At least, that is what David Foster Wallace, the author of “Consider the Lobster”, proposes to his readers. He does this through his experience of the Maine Lobster Festival, or MLF, as well as examining the ways in which lobster is handled, prepared, and how people justify these practices. Knowing that the vast majority of lobster is…

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    In the article, Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace, he writes about the Maine Lobster Festival and the morality of boiling lobsters alive. He commences the article by explaining what the festival is and the nature of the crowds. The festival is about lobsters and not actually celebrating anything but is tradition caused by the importance of lobster trapping in Maine. It is a popular event in Maine and traffic heavy Wallace writes about crowds of people doing annoying actions. Wallace…

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    Author, Christopher Hawke, wrote, “How shallow to presume war exists only within the physical world. Battles are waged for mind and soul, where things far from comprehension are confronted.” David Foster Wallace’s use of characterization throughout “Good People” paints a picture of a protagonist fighting several simultaneous inner battles for his own mind and soul. As Lane A. Dean weighs superficial predicaments like his pending relationship with Sheri and the fate of their unborn child, his…

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    The modern world has begun to question where exactly our food comes from and how its treated, and the lobster is no exception. “Consider the Lobster” by David Foster Wallace gives us some history on the lobster, how it is cooked, and, specifically, the yearly lobster festival held in Maine. He begins by going into great detail about the lobster festival and various aspects of it that lead us to believe that lobster may not just be for the 'upper class', such as using various lower class symbols…

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    Samuel Allen Dr.Suderman ENC 1102 5 Mar. 2016 Good People The essay “Good People” by David Foster Wallace, tells the very intimate troubles of a young couple. The story is told by alternating between the first-person point-of-view of Lane A. Dean, Jr., and limited omniscient point-of-view who knows the thoughts and inner feelings of the couple. Both Lane and Sheri are devout Christians who have grown their relationship in the eyes of God, so they take their religion very seriously. The essay…

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    One of the first pieces we read, David Foster Wallace’s essay Consider the Lobster, is about an annual state lobster festival. Although an inane subject, Wallace was able to dance around and through the topic while going on tangents that were sometimes pages long. Our first essay of the year had to follow the same style but the topics were totally up to us as long as it started out with an average, everyday occurrence. My essay, for example, started with my having to pick a fantasy Premier…

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