Unit 14. Text I The Idiocy of Urban Life. Pre-reading Question. Where do you prefer to live, in the city or in the country?. Structural Analysis. Part I (paragraphs 1-2):
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The Idiocy of Urban Life
introduction, where the author presents the thesis of his argument: aggressively individualistic and atomized urban life today goes against both eh purpose of the city and the human nature, and thus is foolish.
the author provides evidences for the idiocy of urban life.
the author reiterates his point.
Rats make city life orderly and courteous when they dominate the city deep at night.
City dwellers create all kinds of city vogues in the country, for they will not live without these fashionable things.
These windows are disgraceful because they put the lives of office workers in danger if a fire should occur.
… a lawn in the backyard and a few spindle-shaped trees struggling for life are not enough to give the dweller any true sense of the season changes.