Black City White City Summary

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Larson’s use of juxtaposition between the “Black City” and the “White City” displays the different effect of the fair. Contrasting “garbage” and “clean,” he displays a new and improved Chicago after the fair commenced. This conveys to the readers as a significant change from a polluted devastation to a refreshing and “pure” society. Furthermore, the new “White City” introduced many benefits from the fair such as ambulance services and electric streetlights, this serves as a positive and innovative effect for the readers. Moreover, Chicago’s major transformation from the “smoke and garbage” of the “Black City” shows how much of an impact the fair exhibited on the readers and the
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