What's Behind The Curtain?

1178 WordsJul 7, 20185 Pages
Throughout history, there have been problems in society where most of society is totally oblivious to. However, these problems have caught the awareness of a few people who have an understanding of what is really occurring behind the curtain. In the book The Jungle, Upton Sinclair reveals the issue of the immoral goals of capitalistic society during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Similarly, in the movie Food Inc, the producers of the film reveal the truth about modern capitalism through the use of personal accounts and facts, which all effectively use the rhetorical techniques of imagery, pathos, and logos. In The Jungle, Upton Sinclair bases his novel around the sad life of Jurgis Rudkus. Originally born in Lithuania, Rudkus decided…show more content…
coli. These feed lots are so horrible that the beef industry has put into place laws that prevent any pictures from being taken of said feed lots. By adding these stunning clips, the movie producers are able to physically show the audience what is really happening. By seeing the atrocious events on a screen, rather than reading them in the paper, the audience will reach in a much stronger way—and even move toward what the producers of the movie want (buying locally grown and raised organic foods). The producers of the movie Food Inc, as well as the author of the book The Jungle, appeal to logos to reveal the corruption of the food industry to people who are less receptive to sad stories and horrifying images. The producers of Food Inc incorporate written facts on the screen during key point of the movie. These facts disclose startling information that may not be known to any normal person. For example, during the Smithfield hog slaughter plant scene, there is a white caption that reads “…more than 32,000 hogs are slaughtered at Smithfield each day.” Numbers like these cannot just be pushed aside, but must be met with some thought. 32,000 hogs slaughtered each day is a very large amount, and such an efficient process may not tend to the need of the hogs, nor the consumer. By adding these captions, the producers of Food Inc effectively distribute
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