Westbury-Court-Middlesport-Essay-2

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I was raised in the first village away from the capital of the country I was born in (Guyana).After some deliberations, the politicians decided to integrate my village with the capital. I was about fourteen years old.

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Devry UniversityWestbury Court/MillersportA comparison and ContrastPremnouth Persaud6/2014 I was raised in the first village away from the capital of the country I was born in (Guyana). After some deliberations, the politicians decided to integrate my village with the capital. I was about fourteen years old. Overnight, my status as a country boy changed to a city boy or what the country folks would refer to as "town boy." Regrettably, the attitude of the people of my former village and to some extent, my-self, changed, as time evolved. We were no longer considered country folks, we were now city people. The close connection that my parents and the older generation held dearly with one another was lost to a new generation of children, born after the merger of our village to the capital. This was equating to be living in Westbury with the mind set of living in Millersport. Comparing or contrasting the neighbors and neighborhood of these two communities that the writers - Danticat and Oates - identified with, one must have some knowledge or experience of the way the people of these societies experience their daily routine lives. My perception of the two neighborhoods - Westbury and Millersport - is from the essays of the writers that centers on the familiarity I have with similar societies. Red dusty brick roads winding around abandoned houses are images of Oates's neighborhood. The distinct sound of rubber tires on gravel as a vehicl

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