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Unformatted text preview: Logan Jordan English 102 Dr. Christina Bucher 2-17-2011 Microtheme 3-A As a meat eater, should I undertake the responsibility of killing the animal that I am going to eat? This is the same question that Michael Pollan asks himself and comes to find that he feels not only responsible to undertake the gruesome job of executing his food, and while he dreads the idea, he is also intrigued by it. Pollan states, “Nobody was insisting I personally slaughter a chicken, but I was curious to learn how it was done and to see if I could bring myself to do it. The more I’d learned about the food chain, the more obligated I felt to take a good hard look at all of its parts,” (231). As Pollan writes about killing his first chicken, he seems to have an apathetic tone about doing the deed and even goes on to write about how killing them became mechanical. More troubling than killing the chickens was that Pollan felt humans can get used to anything as long as they are in the right company and complete a peculiar task enough times, no...
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- Spring '11
- English, English-language films, American films, Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma, Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm