NAME: RAWAD BOU RACHED
COURSE: ENG 240- ENGLISH COMMUNICATION.
HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH: P.722
In “Here’s to Your Health,” Joan Dunayer describes how advertisers spend big money promoting lies about alcohol. To begin with, they suggest that alcohol is an indication of professional success. However, the fact is that heavy drinkers actually perform worse at work and in school. Another lie is that drinking makes you sexy. The truth is that alcohol use can lead to infertility and impotence. Then there is the myth that alcohol and athletics are a great combination. Certainly we observe this connection on every sports broadcast. However, any athlete can tell you that alcohol hinders coordination and slows you down. Finally, the alcohol industry wants us to believe that drinking promotes family togetherness and happiness. What they don’t tell you is that it is the leading cause of domestic violence, crime, suicide, and abuse. How ironic it is that we toast one another, “To Your Health!”
The author mentioned in the text that Tod became drunk and the alcohol level raised up in his blood. Alcohol is distributed aroud the world through advertisments. Ad in a magazine where successful business deal are concluded with a glass of whisky. Drinking alcohol can cause failure. Drinking makes people be more attractive to the opposite gender. Drinking can cause infertility in women and impotence in men. The effects of drinking on humans are: car accidents, brain damage, reduce muscle coordination, affect ability to focus, mal nutrition, bone weakness, ulcers and liver failure. Drinking alcohol has social success.
Joan Dunayer was objective in this article. She didn’t mention herself in the text and talked about the main subject by using the pronouns “he” and “ she” ( he took a swallow, she smiles over at him…). Also, Dunayer supported her aim by using examples : parag.6 (next…other), parag.8 ( a sprinter… dunk shot).