consider the lobster - Paul OMalley Consider the Lobster...

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Paul O’Malley “Consider the Lobster” was an essay that made me feel like someone who just robbed a bank, and was left behind by the getaway car. The complete change of tone in the story left me with a twisted stomach that completely changed my opinion of eating lobsters. To be honest it kind of left me pissed off. The story went from glorifying lobster and this extravagant festival to talking about the inhumane aspect of boiling lobsters alive for our enjoyment. After reading this I not only felt bad for the lobster who die every year, but I felt like an asshole for eating them all of my life. At the beginning of the story the vision of Americana the author presented left me with the taste of lobster in my mouth and a desire for summer weather and everything great that makes people love that time of the year. The author vividly describes the main Lobster tent: “Which turns out to be a square quarter mile of awning shaded cafeteria lines and rows of long institutional tables at which friend and stranger alike sit cheek by jowl, cracking and chewing
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