AP-English III/Fast Food Nation
13 February 2007
1.Epigraph and Introduction
I. Respond to the Epigraph: " A savage servility slides by on grease." - Robert Lowell.
2.Introduction- What main point is Schlosser making in his introduction? Support your answer with text.
In the intro the author reveals that if people from the future were able to study our eating habits now what would they think of use. Basically we need to make a change in the way we eat or what will the future generations think of use or be like. " …future archeologist may find other clues to the nature of our civilization-Big King wrappers, hardened crusts of Cheesy Bread…" This statement makes one assume that if they see us eating all of this junk and things that are bad for us then what other interpretations will they make of us from those items. One can assume they won’t be good seeing as how we know that fast food is bad for us. Just like we have made inaccurate interpretations about some past civilization based on archeological findings if the only thing our generation I known for is fast food what does that say about us.
3. What is Scholosser’s attitude toward the founding father’s? Support With evidence from the text.(TONE)
The authors attitude in the first chapter is really an un-biased informative type. He really just used the first chapter to tell of how the first fast food chain’s began and how WWII really helped them thrive. "The post-WWII economy provided him with plenty of customers." Really without the war and the fast growing pace of the town Anaheim the fast food industry for "Carl" really wouldn’t have grown. The tone Chapter 1 is very solemn and calm he really didn’t attack any one in this chapter. "During this period many of the fast-food places that remain today were started." Even though he could have attacked the industry he didn’t due to this chapter was put in the book mainly to inform of how and why it got started.