Rhetorical Brilliance of "The Omnivore's Dilemma"
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The paper outlines how Michael Pollan, in his book "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals" explores the inaccuracies, misrepresentations and challenges that our food industry places on the ethic of living on the earth and sharing it with others. The paper examines the pathos, logos and ethos in this work and points out how Pollan's rhetoric never becomes preachy, because he offers his ethical affronts to the food industry and consumer in an amusing and insightful way. The paper offers numerous examples to demonstrate that his work is a masterpiece of modern rhetoric.
From the Paper:"The work itself when analyzed for both the what and how is staggering as it brings to the reader countless examples of food issues that have a great deal to do with the ethos of both the author and all consumers, as we continue to seek both willfully and without knowledge cheaper and more convenient foods and live on them to our own detriment. What is intrinsically interesting about the work is that with all the ethics Pollan's rhetoric never really become preachy, because he offers his ethical affronts to the food industry and consumer in an amusing and insightful way."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Crumbpacker, Bunny, "You Are What You Eat." The Washington Post April 9, 2006; BW09.
- Dinovella, Elizabeth. "Think Globally, Eat Locally." The Progressive Nov. 2006: 41.
- Flannery, Maura C. "Plants in Production." The American Biology Teacher 70.1 (2008): 51.
- "Food for Thought; What We Eat, from Source to Table." The Washington Times 30 July 2006: B08.
- "Food Really Does Grow on Trees, You Know." Daily Post (Liverpool, England) 1 Feb. 2008: 12.
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Rhetorical Brilliance of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" (2011, October 26) Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/rhetorical-brilliance-of-the-omnivore-dilemma-148526/
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