The Hypocrisy of Vegetarian Identity in Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Eating Animals”


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The Hypocrisy of Vegetarian Identity in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals
This literary study will analyze the hypocrisy of vegetarian identity in Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. While Foer is against the mutilation of animals in the factory styled farming that has now become the food industry, he often reveals his own weakness for eating meat. This defines the problem of the hypocrisy of vegetarian identity in his story, which devolves his seemingly non-judgmental approach to defaming meat industry products and the way these products are processed. In essence, Foer does provide an honest and compassionate appraisal of his own feelings against the abuse and destruction of animals, but he does not provide a consistent example of...
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.....g meat, yet it is all right to eat meat by products and therefore call oneself a vegetarian.
In conclusion, the hypocrisy of vegetarian identity has been analyzed in this literary argument against Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals. Foer defines reason and rationality as a way to understand the brutality and inhumanity of industrialized meat producing plants, yet he is not willing to abide by his own vegetarian principles when he periodically eats meat. In this manner, Foer is essentially hypocritical because he eats animals, while at the same time, he argues against the abuse, torture, and killing of animals through a vegetarian point of view.
Works Cited:
Foer, Jonathan Safran. Eating Animals. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2009.