Write A Comment About People; analysis 2
Write A Comment About People
Respond to 2 analysis essay what they are from 2 diffierent people. Write a comment. At least, point out ONCE to a classmate who read something different from you.
Require a praghph for each analysis essay. About 100 words.
In the essay “The Modern Hunter-Gatherer” by Michael Pollan, the author struggles with his emotions towards taking “responsibility for the killing that eating meat entails”(Pollan 3). The essay revolves around a homemade meal that the author wants, or rather feels obligated, to make. This meal will be made with foods he has gathered from nature, including his own garden and the animal he has hunted. The author gives a detailed account of his first hunting experience with his friends whom are already skilled hunters.
After his first time out hunting he found it “felt very much like meditation”(Pollan 4), but failed to be ready to pull the trigger when the time came. Pollan believed not being prepared was not the result of forgetting to have a bullet in the chamber of his gun, but rather his subconscious not being able to take the responsibility for the death of an animal. He had better luck on his second outing, killing a boar that weighed as much as he did.
One of the author’s friends showed him how to clean the boar. The whole process led him on a thought trail of how humans and animals deal with the thought of death. The author said he could even “taste the death”(Pollan 11) of the boar as his friend pulled it open. Pollan also dealt with the satisfaction he had for killing the boar and the feeling of disgust with himself and others for enjoying killing in some ways.
Finally once the “cleaning” was finished he was able to make the meal he had set out to make from nature. The author throws a dinner party and everyone loves his meal. Throughout the course of bringing this meal together the author grasps that it is not the morality of hunting and eating meat, but the feeling of gratitude and respect for the meal the animal provides.
However, those who rely on livestock do not feel the same appreciation for the life the animal has given. In the end he realizes it is not important how the meal came together, but “that, no matter what we eat, we eat by the grace not of industry but of nature” (Pollan 14).
Pollan, Michael. “The Modern Hunter-Gatherer.” NY Times 26 March 2006. 22 Dec 2015. <http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/26/magazine/carnivore.html?_r=1&pagewanted=12>
In the short essay “Her Chee-to Heart” written by Jill McCorkle, the author takes the opportunity to share the role that food has played in some of her vivid childhood and young adult memories, as well as her personal identity. McCorkle begins by describing her “perfect day of eating”(31), a quite effective way to draw in a reader and avid food lover such as myself; I was hooked on the essay from the first sentence.
The author goes on to explain that while her preferred fare includes her Gramma’s home cooked and hearty meals, she would also settle for the comforts that could be bought from the local drive-in or ice cream shop. She also reveals the comfort she finds in foods that are obviously processed and unnaturally colored, as well as the unease she experiences when walking down the produce aisles lined with organic and natural products.
In addition, the author cleverly develops the text to convey a sense of lack of control as she seemingly subconciously transitions from describing one junk food element to another in rapid succession.
As the essay proceeds, it is not difficult to see that food–especially junk food–plays an important role in the author’s life. In fact, McCorkle admits that she is a “junk-food junkie and always [has] been”(31). In this way the food plays a role in her personal identity. A powerful example the author provided was the loss that she felt when she discovered she no longer had a taste for Coke during her second pregnancy.
It was almost as if McCorkle had lost a piece of herself and who she was during that period of her life. It had been a piece of her morning ritual and daily norm to hear the “cans rolling in her backseat and whoosh and zap of buying a coke from a vending machine”(McCorkle 33.) In this way, the author’s desire for not only the taste but the experience of specific junk food items is made apparent to the reader.
This essay’s overall message was clear in the very last paragraph in which the author explains that indulging in junk-food allows her to reminisce about her younger years when life was more simple and care-free. In this way, the reader can understand that, because the food items were a large part of the author’s childhood, they have now developed into a part of what she feels is her identity as an adult.
McCorkle, Jill. “Her Chee-to Heart.” Food Matters. Ed. Holly Bauer, Boston: Bedford, 2014. Print.