Ian Spencer Hornsey - Beer - Social problems
Attention getter: Beer has existed for a long time. Ian Spencer Hornsey proposes that the discovery of beer was driven by the desire to experiment with different tastes of drink because drinking is more important than food for man. He proposes that the discovery of beer was not localized and it was discovered by many different people in the prehistoric times. For example, he writes that fermented fruit is likely to have been the first mode of fermented drink.
Reason to Listen: Beer is very popular in contemporary times. In addition, it has been blamed for social problems, especially be religious institutions. Naturally, people would want to know its origin and cultural significance. Thesis statement: From the past to the present, drinking beer continues to be a source of pleasure as well as social problems to the society
[...] The earliest accounts of alcoholic drinking are found in the biblical scriptures. There is a detailed account of Noah making a fermented drink from grapes. In fact, the problems associated with alcohol started in these times. For example, the bible gives a detailed account of Noah, otherwise portrayed as a respectable man, losing his composure and posing naked His son Shem was cursed for laughing at him. A popular myth is that the initial perceived inferiority of the black man started from this point because Shem was dark skinned. [...]
[...] In contemporary times, these historical issues persist. For example, the ban on beer was inspired by its negative influence in the society. Though the economic attributes later overthrew this ban, it still represents a case for the negative effects on society After the realization that a ban was not the solution, there are other strategies to reduce beer consumption. In addition, the rise of medicine has demonstrated that alcohol inflicts negative effects on users and has therefore played a role in the anti- beer movements. [...]
[...] For example, men have been going out for drinks whenever they needed to bond together However, beer has had many negative social effects on the society. For example, in the historical times, it was related to poor social unions. Many historical stories of bad fathers mainly involved drunken fathers. Other social evils have often resulted from beer. For instance, prostitution has been attributed to drinking joints. Many of the women found in drinking taverns have been described as prostitutes. This continues to the modern times, where there are still biases against women who go to bars. [...]
[...] Today, I first discussed the history of alcohol 2. Second, I talked about Political effects of beer 3. Finally, we learnt about the Social and economic effects of beer and other forms of alcohol B. Restate thesis: From the past to the present, drinking beer continues to be a source of pleasure as well as social problems in the society C. Closure: In conclusion, we have learnt that beer, or alcohol in general, has been a source of social problems for many years. [...]
[...] For example, Duke Henry IV of Bavaria tried to eliminate small-scale fermentation by passing rules due to the monetary gains derived from beer In the 1920's when beer was banned in the United States, the biggest concern was about the loss of government revenue Transition: having demonstrated the political role of beer in the economy, I will proceed to examine the social and economic influences that beer has had over the years 4. Beer has resulted in many social and economic influences. For the larger part, these effects are negative. a. [...]
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