In the reading pollan is ultimately having a conversation with himself but also having a self conflict. In the reading there is many ways that this is shown like when in the section we were reading when he was eating the steak. It was like he couldn’t help but stop and think whenever singer made a good point to explain it to us or himself. Another way is when he is comparing and contrasting whether to be vegan or not. He states a lot of good points for both sides of the argument. In the beginning of the passage he comparing the brutal treatment of animals or speciesism to racism, which creates a big debate throughout the passage. Along with the ability to change the subject towards another topic while staying on the same main idea is used so well in this passage.