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Richard NelsonProfessor Carol MacArthurEnglish 10610stDecember 2016Buzzword: Doom! We’re on the precipice, aren’t we? In the articles I have studied for this essay ("Animal, Vegetable, Miserable" by Gary Steiner, "Despair Not" by Sandra Steingraber, "Seeing and Making Culture: Representing the Poor" by Bell Hooks) the common theme is outreach. The tone of each article is defiantly different, but the core passion behind the message is the same. Author viewpoint is directly related to the message the author wants to potray. Whether it be climate change, ethical treatmentof animals, or the cultural representation of poverty these authors seek to be heard and in some cases, inform. In Gary Steiner’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miserable” Steiner attempts to convey the struggleof being vegan. In “Despair Not” Steingraber seeks to solve the climate change, chemical dependence, and exposure to chemicals that faces our society with the inspiration of abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy. And in “Seeing and Making Culture…” Bell Hooks depicts her own life in