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Society’s tendency towards the principles of modernity has lead to many positive discoveries and changes. However, more often overlooked are the negative consequences modernity creates. In her novel, My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki brings light to many of these drawbacks, in particular the seeping of consumerism into inappropriate facets of life. Evidence of this includes side effects in chickens, “The males develop female characteristics – plump breasts and
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Unformatted text preview: succulent meats – desirable assets for one’s dinner.” (124) and in beef, “if you Likewise, DES and similar products “are being blame for a host of modern human health crises, including dropping sperm counts and fertility rates, cancers, and our rising resistance to antibiotics”(206). For example, Ozeki portrays adoption in an unfamiliar light when Jane meets the Beaudroux Family...
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This document was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course ENG 355 at Miami University.

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