She would like to thank her English C instructor Kirk Greenwood for encouraging her to submit her essay to Interpolations and Scott Eklund and Norrell Edwards for their assistance in the editing process.
Read the following essay, a beautiful argument by the late, David Foster Wallace, that later became a book by the same name. Then answer the questions below: Did he reveal in the essay something that made you think differently? At the center of his argument is this question: He did not reveal any new information to me about the processes of other animals chicken, cows, pigs being confined and slaughtered.
In Consider the Lobster David Foster Wallace discusses the morality behind consuming Lobster. He opens this reading by discussing the Maine Lobster Festival where over 25, pounds of fresh-caught lobster are consumed each year and continues with Maine’s lobster industry as a whole. In David Foster Wallace’s essay, Consider the Lobster, Wallace argues that animal (and more specifically lobster) suffering is an issue that is both complex and uncomfortable. Although some people may disagree with Wallace and assert that because lobsters are not human, cooking lobsters cannot be considered a moral decision, this view is false and the process of cooking lobsters does involve . In Consider the Lobster David Foster Wallace discusses the morality behind consuming Lobster. He opens this reading by discussing the Maine Lobster Festival where over 25, pounds of fresh-caught lobster are consumed each year and continues with Maine’s lobster industry as a whole.
I did learn a whole lot about lobsters though. He believes a human life does not compare to an animal life, but also that carnivorous humans must admit that they can live without eating animals and to consider the philosophical and ethical considerations of pain and suffering.
They seem to be meant to be read at the appropriate time rather than reviewed at the end. He despises tourist events and outlines how economic concerns lobsters as an industry in Maine likely contribute to myths about lobster pain being perpetuated. He dismisses PETA protesters as fanatics with a biased agenda, but yet wants the public to think about the greater philosophical issues of animal consumption.
I particularly liked the ending where he acknowledges his biases and challenges those without conscious to the plight of the lobster to explain their perceptions. He admits that he does not have the answers but he is able to conceptualize the philosophical questions that we should be asking ourselves.Apr 29, · That is what I felt when I recently read David Foster Wallace’s essay, ‘Consider the Lobster’, for the first time.
I’d read about this essay a number of times before and I knew how important its author is (was—sadly, Wallace took his own life in at the age of 46) to contemporary American writing. Consider The Lobster By David Foster Wallace Words | 7 Pages. It all comes down to Preference: Paper #1 "Consider the Lobster" In Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace, the author questions why is it ok "to boil a sentient creature alive just for our gustatory pleasure?"(Wallace, 60).
About “Consider the Lobster” At its surface an essay about a lobster-fest, this essay explores some of the standards in the food industry as well as the morality of killing animals unnecessarily for their taste.
Journal: Consider a Lobster Jessica Boyd-Stone ENG Peter Kunze July 18, "Consider the Lobster" by David Foster Wallace, is. Find Study Resources.
Main Menu; by School; by Subject; The people in the field who have no problem boiling a lobster alive to find it tasty and pleasing to eat the lobster meat inside. Wallace (). Back to David Foster Wallace or Consider the Lobster. Contents.
1 Summary; 2 Themes/Motifs. Wallace opts to challenge his readers only to think about what their stance is on this very prickly issue.
Given that this article was an assignment given to making them the type of people who have no problem boiling a lobster alive to enjoy.
Aug 03, · No. David Foster Wallace was assigned to write about the Maine Lobster Festival for Gourmet magazine in August He came back with a gem of an article, titled “Consider the Lobster.” Gourmet magazine was a celebratory publication, and this article stirred the pot (hah) with its highly informative, controversial, and thought-provoking piece considering, well, the lobster.