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Why was "Fast Food Nation" written?

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j4 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 8, 2008 at 1:53 AM via web

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Why was "Fast Food Nation" written?

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 8, 2008 at 2:27 AM (Answer #1)

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The book is a warning against eating too much fast food. It shows the dangers on an individual whose only source of food is from McDonald's. All of the benchmarks of being a healthy person, from weight, to cholesterol, to blood pressure all rise dramatically as his intake from fast food increases.

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jmwong982 | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 9, 2008 at 2:49 AM (Answer #2)

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I think the answer to this question lies within America's need for cheap, fast, and easy things.  We are a country that is obssesed with material things. Our time has become so precious we refuse to waste a second or a dime on it. We have found ways to take short cuts in order to save money and time; despite the issues that may be caused.  "Fast Food Nation" is a warning to America to "slow down and do things right".  We are the most obese country in the world.  We are also the most efficent. 

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