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Michael Lewis essay, “The Mansion A Subprime Parable” examines America’s desire to live extravagantly without the means to support the lifestyle. More Specifically, the ambition and love affair with purchasing large homes. In this essay despite Lewis’ better judgment, he decided to rent one of the biggest mansions in New Orleans to his detriment. Fascinated and in awe of the homes spatiality and elegance, Lewis rented it without regard to the costs associated with such a house.

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THE MANSION; A SUBPRIME PARABLEMICHAEL LEWISDEVRY UNIVERSITYSean CarattiniBarbara MonaghanEnglish ENGL108THE MANSION; A SUBPRIME PARABLEMichael Lewis essay, The Mansion A Subprime Parable examines Americas desire to live extravagantly without the means to support the lifestyle. More Specifically, the ambition and love affair with purchasing large homes. In this essay despite Lewis better judgment, he decided to rent one of the biggest mansions in New Orleans to his detriment. Fascinated and in awe of the homes spatiality and elegance, Lewis rented it without regard to the costs associated with such a house. The personal, cultural and social significance the home represents is at the core of this essay. As in David Sedaris, This Old House the domicile was a reflection of the residents that lived there.Lewis admired the mansion at St. Charles Avenue as a child. At a young age, he was intimidated, yet drawn to the home he would later rent as an adult. In Lewis recollection of the mansion as a child he says:It wasnt just a mansion; it seemed like the biggest mansion on the street with all the mansions, St. Charles Avenue, an object of fascination for the tourists on the cleaning streetcars. But it was hard to imagine a human being standing beside it, much less living inside it, and as far as I could tell, none ever did. There was never any sign of life around it; it was just this awesome, silent pile of p

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