An Analysis Of E. B White's Essay 'Here Is New York'

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There is some bitterness in E.B Whites tone in his essay “Here is New York”. Although New York is special to him, New York is beginning to change into something that White doesn’t like. His bitterness is seen on pages 166 and 167 when he states,” The city, for the first time in its long history, is destructible. A single flight of planes no bigger than a wedge of geese can quickly end this island fantasy, burn the towers, crumble the bridges, turn the underground passages into lethal chambers, cremate millions.” I believe that White feels as time goes on New York will self-destruct itself due to increasing technology. With this statement it makes me think that White feels this way because the world is becoming increasingly more

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