Essay My little bit of country

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My Little Bit of Country

What would the ideal lifestyle contain? Would it be a busy life, surrounded by tall buildings and lots of people or would it be on the country, enveloped in the uncontrolled nature and with a small society? Some would argue for the city-life, while others would argue for the country-life. It might be impossible to conclude which lifestyle is really the best, but there is definitely both cons and pros to each of the two lifestyles. In an article called My Little Bit of Country, posted in Central Park by Susan Cheever, Susan Cheever argues her view of living respectively in the city and on the country.

Susan Cheever's preferred place to live is the city. When she was a baby and as a very young child, she
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Cheever also points to the privileges following a life in the city. The possibilities, as she describes them, are much more numerous than on the country. While the city still offers playgrounds, parks and pools, it also provides cafés, lively people and flashing lights everywhere. The clean environment simply attracts her more than the dirty country.

For children, Cheever thinks that the ideal place to live is also the city. She thinks it's safer for children to grow up in the city and that it's easier for the children to live in the city. She uses an example to support this. She compares the 'living country pony' and the 'carousel city pony' to each other and concludes that the carousel pony is better than the living pony, because it's clean and easy to handle. However, this example might not be very strong, as many people would point out that the carousel pony lacks just exactly the work and experience that the living pony can bring to the children. Also, the bond that the child would create between the pony and itself isn't present with the carousel pony.

Later in her text, we learn that Cheever has an apparent fear of living in the country. She explains that one of the most important things for her is to be surrounded by civilization at almost all times. She feels safer when she can hear the buzzing of the traffic outside her apartment and see the flashing lights on the wall

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