City and Country Space

Apr 28th, 2015
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I have lived in a major urban area for most of my life, but I could not wait to get out to a suburban area. But, I have friends that love to be in the city and can not imagine living in any other type of environment. The city provides experiences that are unique from the experiences one can have in the suburbs or in a rural environment.

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City and Country SpaceBenjamin CarlosDevry UniversityI have lived in a major urban area for most of my life, but I could not wait to get out to a suburban area. But, I have friends that love to be in the city and can not imagine living in any other type of environment. The city provides experiences that are unique from the experiences one can have in the suburbs or in a rural environment. One can read about some of those different experiences in the Edwidge Danticats Westbury Court and Joyce Oates They All Just Went Away.The first few sentences of Danticats describe an environment that is unmistakably part of the city. Even if one did not know where Flatbush Ave is and how it looks, the descriptions of the subway running the under the building and the graffiti [that was] on most of the walls of Westbury Court are good indicator that one is reading about a story taking place in a city environment. In contrast, the environment in Oates story is very different. The story begins with the narrator describing how her happiest hours were spent tramping desolate fields, woods and creek banks. The narrator continues to describe her rural surroundings by mentioning the back potato field and marshy woods that no one seemed to own. It is obviously a very rural area that the narrator is describing and although I have never lived in such an environment, I have been able to experience,

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