Analysis Of The Plastic Pink Flamingo: A Natural History

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Has America evolved for the better? In Benjamin Banneker's letter to Thomas Jefferson the injustice of slavery was a major issue in American society. 160 years later American culture was obsessed with keeping up with the latest trends like in “The Plastic Pink flamingo: A Natural History”. Americans strived to be up on the latest fashions and the effect of the pink flamingo on America. Now in, contemporary times, Americans are more immersed in the world of technology than enjoying nature like in the 1800’s. Children in Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods were not appreciating nature for what it was anymore, technology was the distraction. American society has become distracted by technology and fads, affecting by keeping us from improving issues with injustices…show more content…
The “favored flashy colors” and “boldness” that the bird gave Americans this sense of hope and a fresh new beginning coming from since they were just coming out of the Great Depression. The author appeals to logos because of the cultural allusion that was referring to the pink flamingo and how it made everyone in America change their lives around to be with the trend. The pink flamingo signifies a brighter future for American culture. It impacted Americans as it was “ the hottest color of the decade” citizens strived to be up on the latest trends with the color. They wanted everything in their lives to be about the pink flamingo. Louv characterizes children and other adults in current times as distracted by technology, people are not acknowledging the nature for the information it naturally gives us, but people want to get it all from technology. “Children’s early understanding of how cities and nature fit together was gained from the backseat” (Louv). Unlike children from back in older times who actually went outside and enjoyed nature for the beauty it gives us, people just get on a computer and play a game, or watch
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