I really value health that I wouldn't mind spending a lot of money on it especially when it comes to food. I'm a health buff but I am not trying to be a Vegan but reading Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace makes me curious in some way. Suppose that animal does feel the pain and suffers like human being? Boiling lobster to be specific, when you're about to cook them, do they somehow suffer, feel the pain, or have this emotions? because they struggle a lot in a pot when cooking it and make unnecessary noises. Based on this research, it is proven that animals have emotions.
The major thing about Mr. Wallace’s article is his concern about suffering of Lobster which he briefly explain the facts, he’s article feature the Maine Lobster Festival in Maine which the festival will cook 25,000 pound of lobsters, the World Largest Lobster Cooker as they call it, lobster will be cook in a gruesome way which he is concerned. Mr. Wallace characterized the lobster that boiling them is really hard for him to watch. Example is in his article he said that “Lobster looks like they are suffering as they hang their claws in the pot”. But this explains why the violent reaction of lobsters to boiling water is a reflex to noxious stimuli. And to add, Based on review by the Scottish animal welfare group Advocate for Animals released reported, a scientific evidence that strongly suggests that there is a potential for lobsters to experience pain and suffering. This is primarily because lobsters and other decapod crustaceans have opioid receptors and respond to opioids analgesics such as morphine in a similar way to vertebrates, indicating that lobsters' reaction to injury changes when painkillers are applied. The similariti...
... middle of paper ...
...this research I love animals more than ever that I don’t care if science nor people believed it or not that they have emotions.
Schaefer, Edell Marie. "Book Reviews: Science & Technology." Library Journal 120.9
Academic Search Complete. Web. 16 Dec. 2012.
Ferrie, Suzie. "The Ethics Of What We Eat." Nutrition & Dietetics 64.1 (2007): 67. Academic
SearchComplete. Web. 16 Dec. 2012.
Wallace, David Foster. "Consider the Lobster." : 2000s Archive : Gourmet.com. N.p., n.d.
Web.13 Dec. 2012.
(n.d.). Retrieved December 16, 2013, from http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/animal-odd-couples/excerpt-the-emotional-lives-of-animals/8005/
(n.d.). Retrieved December 13, 2013, from http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0304/feature4/
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Animal's rights is the idea that some, or all, nonhuman animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives, and that their most basic interests, such as an interest in not suffering, should be afforded the same consideration as the similar interests of human beings. In David Foster article, "Consider the lobster," he refers the animal rights by talking about the lobster. I agree with David Foster Wallace because it is wrong to boil a living creature just for the pleasure of a person to eat but at the same time I disagree since one must eat whatever he wants and not be stopped because of the thought of it.... [tags: Animal's Rights]
617 words (1.8 pages)
- Consider the Audience The gluttonous lords of the land capture those who are unable to defend themselves, boil the captives alive, and then feast on their flesh. Could this be the plot of some new summer blockbuster. It could be, in fact, but for now we will focus on how this depiction of events compares to David Foster Wallace’s essay, “Consider the Lobster,” which starts as a review of the Maine Lobster Festival, but soon morphs into an indictment of not only the conventions of lobster preparation, but also the entire idea of having an animal killed for one’s own consumption.... [tags: Wallace Animal Rights]
1676 words (4.8 pages)
- The documentary Blackfish directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, leaves the viewer with many different emotions. This documentary follows the life of Tilikum, a captured killer whale who is forced to preform for SeaLand. The director uses different interviews from people who have worked with Tilikum or have seen him attack people during the shows. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has said that swimming with and training killer whales is not safe at all and should not be done.... [tags: blackfish, lobster, gabriela cowperthwaite]
1111 words (3.2 pages)
- Eat Your Vegetables The great Sir Paul McCartney once said, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian” (Richards). One person who would agree is David Foster Wallace. In one of his articles, named “Consider the Lobster”, he takes the reader to a Maine Lobster festival. The lobster festival is held during July in the hub on Maine’s lobster industry. An ungodly amount of lobster is cooked, some 25,000 pounds’ worth. While he is there he reports that the lobsters are boiled alive, which is the most common way to prepare lobster, and reminds the audience that, unlike the Lobster Festival programs says, lobsters can feel the pain they endure.... [tags: Meat, Ethics of eating meat, American lobster]
1628 words (4.7 pages)
- What makes You. You. Have you ever stopped and thought, “ what would i do if my kid had a disability?” Or ever question why you act a certain way or if you 're strong enough. In the Articles “Notes From a Dragon mom, What we hunger For and the speech “ This is Water” These authors all share there thoughts on what makes a person act the way they do. In the speech “This is Water”, by David Foster Wallace , Wallace shows many reasons on why everyday behavior is based off of a person 's education.... [tags: Mind, Psychology, David Foster Wallace, Hunger]
835 words (2.4 pages)
- David Foster Wallace in Doubletakes The one author whose style I could appreciate most and who I could connect with best in “Doubletakes” was David Foster Wallace. His ability to capture one moment that most people would normally take for granted and to freeze this moment like it is occurring in slow motion, taking into account all five human senses (touch, sight, smell, taste and hearing), color imagery, similes, metaphors and all of his unique description of the scenes surrounding the actions of the main character really make him stand out in my mind.... [tags: David foster Wallace Doubletakes Essays]
660 words (1.9 pages)
- Plato's allegory of the cave depicted people that are chained to a bench facing the wall watching the shadow reflected from the fire behind them. They are unable to escape the cave to venture outside to bask in the sun. These people spent their whole lives watching the shadows, believing that the shadow is the truth and only truth. One day, a person managed to escape the chain and ventured outside the cave. He experienced new and enlighten views and ideas about the world. He then returned to the cave to spread the knowledge he gained, but his peers rejected him and refused to listen.... [tags: Philosophy, Morality, Informative]
1406 words (4 pages)
- The commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace in the autumn of 2005, is a very deep speech that examines the whole idea of a Liberal Arts education at an extremely deep and intellectual level. In the 22 minute long speech Wallace talks about how higher education not only teaches you to think but “how to exercise some control over how and what you think.” (Wallace). Wallace later in his speech stresses the importance of this level of thinking by saying “if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed” (Wallace) What he means by saying this is that if you cannot think at a higher level and make sense of real world problems your life will become meani... [tags: Mind, Thought, Universe, Graduation]
1260 words (3.6 pages)
- David Foster Wallace, the author of This Is Water, mentions a theory about oneself in his commencement speech. The theory consists of oneself to think that I am the center of the world. And also my quick needs and feelings are what ought to decide the world 's priorities. However, Wallace claims that this is the automatic, unconscious way of adult life that many may choose to follow and not be aware of it. I agree that my way of life shouldn’t just be about me, but about others as well. It’s important to think about others because Wallace claims that it’s essential to open up your mind to think about others around you.... [tags: Mind, Consciousness, Awareness, Thought]
1101 words (3.1 pages)
- David Foster Wallace, author of the essay “Authority and American Usage*,” praises and advocates for “good” writers who have a strong rhetorical ability, which he defines as “the persuasive use of language to influence the thoughts and actions of an audience” (Wallace 628). To have a strong rhetorical ability, an author needs to be aware of whom their audience is, in order to present their information in a way that will be influential on their audience. Wallace recognizes that an author who applies a strong rhetorical ability will be able to connect with the audience so that they respond “not just to [their] utterance but also to [them]” (Wallace 641).... [tags: The Power of Rhetoric]
1937 words (5.5 pages)