"Fast Food Nation": Seventh Chapter Analysis Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

"Fast Food Nation": Seventh Chapter Analysis
An analysis of the seventh chapter in Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation" entitled "Cogs in the Great Machine".
# 116341 | 1,374 words | 1 source | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Sep 15, 2009 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Nutrition (Food) , Sociology (General)

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This paper paper focuses on Chapter 7 of Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation" to illustrate how Schlosser attempts to dissuade people from consuming fast food. The paper describes Schlosser's political discussion of sub-standard workers, the way he heightens readers' sense of disgust and his method of utilizing effective imagery, that all contribute to the way he gets his message across. The paper concludes that Chapter 7 of "Fast Food Nation" sets an effective tone for the rest of the book, which completes some of the ideas, and turns imagery used into concrete examples.

From the Paper:

"American culture has been shaped by the media and retailing industries. In the hustle and bustle of today's world, convenience has taken priority over what had been a health conscious society just a few decades ago. This lethal combination has combined to assign this country a label of becoming one of the most overweight, sedentary nations known to date. While television has seemingly been a cause for Americans to become the best versed on shows such as "Dancing with the Stars" and "Extreme Makeover," the result of being bombarded with McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and Kentucky Fried Chicken commercials have rounded out the all-American excuse. In the seventh chapter, "Cogs in the Great Machine" Schlosser utilizes all of the human senses in attempt to turn the world into vegetarians. Throughout Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser uses a sardonic tone to scold people for their daily fascinations with the hamburger, hot dog, or any other couch potato fantasy."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Schlosser, Eric. (2002). Fast Food Nation. Harper Collins Publishing: New York, NY.

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