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Lapchak 1 -1Stephen Lapchak Dr. Lisa Avery Writing 1 3 December 2009 A Consumer’s Conscious In the article, “Consider the Lobster,” David Foster Wallace, using the poignant example of the plight of the lobster, invites the reader to question, from an ethical perspective, the issue of the treatment of the animals we consume as they are prepared to be put on our plates as a meal. David Foster Wallace, who knows of the processes of preparing lobster, attended the Maine Lobster Festival and saw the frivolous activity of the other attendees of the festival, causing him to notice the inhumane aspect of how consumers tend to ignore the means of how their food got to their plates. Unhappy with the careless and absentminded behavior of the attendees, David Foster Wallace suggests a thought process that should be used when choosing a meal, no matter what species the animal may be. By using both scientific and subjective thought processes and arguments, David Foster Wallace, demonstrates to the reader the type of conscience consumers should commit to before choosing various animals as a meal, as apposed to the, “gourmets who’ll have no truck with convictions or rationales,” (Wallace 7). By diving into the scientific aspect of the anatomy of the lobster, David Foster Wallace shows the reader how one is to begin their process of questioning the treatment of the animal that they may choose to eat. He starts by mentioning the comparative neuroanatomy of the cerebral cortex, brain stem, and thalamus, which allow a creature to experience awareness, distress, pain,
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