Diet, Fast Food or Detox? Argumentative Essay by SmartyPants01

Diet, Fast Food or Detox?
A discussion of Morgan Spurlock's four claims in his award winning film, "Super Size Me" and how Eric Schlosser's book, "Fast Food Nation", accentuates Spurlock's argument.
# 94237 | 1,664 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses how Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation", Stephen Sinatra and James Punkre's "The Fast Food Diet" (2006), and Alex Jamieson's "The Great American Detox Diet" (2005) modify, qualify, or complicate Morgan Spurlock's argument on the obesity epidemic in the United States, and how the ideas from these authors are applied, developed, or modified in Spurlock's film.

From the Paper:

"Look after the customer and the company will take care of itself" (Super Size Me). This statement appeared at the beginning of the film Super Size Me by Morgan Spurlock, and it explains just how the fast food industry conducts business. As long as companies continue to appeal to and please the customer, they will receive consistent money flow and support from the consumer and never fail. America has become the wealthiest country in the world with the highest number of fast food chains and the heaviest people. For years the United States has suffered from the epidemic disease of obesity and now is identified as the fattest nation on earth."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jamieson, Alex. The Great American Detox Diet. United States: Rodale Inc., 2005.
  • Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
  • Sinatra, Stephen, M.D., and Punkre, James. The Fast Food Diet: Lose Weight and Feel Great Even If You're Too Busy to Eat Right. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
  • Super Size Me. Dir. Morgan Spurlock. Perf. Morgan Spurlock. Roadside Attractions, The Con and Samuel Goldwyn, 2004.

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