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The Plastic Pink Flamingo: A Natural History

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American culture has an identification of what could be described as unique and abstract to a degree of not being like any other. Their philosophy of culture would be to learn and interpret to be applicable to your own life. This society has set no restrictions on what the culture could be or have certain traditions that must be followed. America can tolerate and accept many practices to create its own culture that is not conventional. The articles in this essay will give three different insights on how American culture is perceived based on observations and first hand experiences. Jennifer Price, “The Plastic Pink Flamingo: A Natural History,” used the trend of the pink flamingo to describe a time of new and vibrant change that has shaped its culture to be strong and optimistic. Richard Rodriguez, Days in Obligation, gives his first hand experience of being a part of two different cultures to give a comparison between total opposite places, who have their own traditions and customs. Scott Sanders, Stay Put: Making a Home in a Restless World, presents his belief of ideas are more important to the American people than the places which they live in. All of these writers all give substantial information of their viewpoints which combined makes up the identity of American culture. The…show more content…
He uses his family belief, “old men know more than young men” as ethos to prove the credibility of how he thinks of both places differ as he gain age. Rodriguez wants the audience to understand age make a view bias to a degree only what you can grasp at that specific moment in time. Belief of youth and understanding is minimal because of experience and age. Rodriguez supports this idea with “Mexico has been the happier place for being country of tragedy” as with age, it changes what he once thought was not necessarily the
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