Fast Food Nation Rhetoric

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Fast Food Nation Rhetoric (Logos, Pathos, Ethos) The fast food industry is a big part of millions of Americans lives and everyone has had fast food before. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal is written by Eric Schlosser. Schlosser creates an argument of how the fast food industry influences everything and how they are big and bad. He uses 3 tenets of rhetoric: Logos, Pathos and Ethos. The first tenet is Logos. Logos is the persuasion that deals with evidence and facts. Eric Schlosser used Logos many times throughout the novel. Logos can really strengthen an argument if properly sourced which he successfully does. He brings up a lot of arguments and points in his book and one he uses is Logos to better his points. One specifically he uses is his point on how the fast food industry is the largest group by far that employs low wage workers. He says no skill required and I really like this “The annual turnover rate in the fast food industry is about 300 to 400 percent. The typical fast food worker quits or is fired every 3 to 4 months” (90). Schlosser betters his argument with the use of strong facts and gives the points strength. He provides specific and valid information and the all information is cited in the last 200 pages of the book. He made many great points with all the accurate information needed to form his case. The next element of rhetoric that Schlosser uses is Pathos. Pathos is the tenet of rhetoric that appeals to the emotion of an argument. It shows a viewpoint and tries to hit a soft spot or provoke a course of action. When Schlosser talks about the dangers and greed of meat packing plants, he tells us of a truly saddening story about a man named Kenny. This story of Kenny Dobbins really made me sad and mad about how greedy people are. He gave his body and his life to a meat packing company and they screwed him over when

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