Essay On Life In A Big City For 2nd Year

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Who goes to Rome a beast returns a beast.
-Italian Proverb
I've been in many of them and to some extent I would have to say this: If you've seen one city slum you've seen them all.
-Spiro T. Agnew
Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.
-Fred A. Allen
The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.
-Fred A. Allen
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
And that sweet city with her dreaming spires,
She needs not June for beauty's heightening...
-Matthew Arnold
Thyrsis: A Monody, to Commemorate the Author's Friend, Arthur Hugh Clough
I found Rome brick, I left it marble.
-Caesar Augustus
We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
-Jane Austen
One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound.
-Jane Austen
The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.
-Charles Baudelaire
The cities of the world are concentric, isomorphic, synchronic. Only one exists and you are always in the same one. It's the effect of their permanent revolution, their intense circulation, their instantaneous magnetism.
-Jean Baudrillard
Cities are ... distinguished by the catastrophic forms they presuppose and which are a vital part of their essential charm. New York is King Kong, or the blackout, or vertical bombardment: Towering Inferno. Los Angeles is the horizontal fault, California breaking off and sliding into the Pacific: Earthquake.
-Jean Baudrillard
Not to find one's way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance -- nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city -- as one loses oneself in a forest -- that calls for a quite different schooling. Then, signboard and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like a cracking twig under his feet in the forest.
-Walter Benjamin
Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.
-John Berger
When in Rome, do as Rome does.
-Ambrose Bierce
In the small town each citizen had done something in his own way to build the community. The town booster had a vision of the future which he tried to fulfill. The suburb dweller by contrast started with the future
-Daniel J. Boorstin
The Democratic Experience, ch. 33, Random House (1973)
I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi which does not require main drainage.
-Alan Brien
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.
-Joseph Brodsky
Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
-Rupert Brooke
The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.
-Italo Calvino
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
-Albert Camus
New York is an exciting town where something is happening all the time, most unsolved.
-Johnny Carson
From up high where I was, you could shout anything you liked at them. I tried. They made me sick, the whole lot of them. I hadn't the nerve to tell them so in the daytime, to their face, but up there it was safe. Help! Help! I shouted, just to see if it would have any effect on them. None whatsoever. Those people were pushing life and night and day in front of them. Life hides everything from people. Their own noise prevents them from hearing anything else. They couldn't care less. The bigger and taller the city, the less they care. Take it from me. I've tried. It's a waste of time.
-Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Journey to the End of the Night, 1932
Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. About Paris
-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort
A neighborhood is a residential area that is changing for the worse.
-John Ciardi

Life in a Big City


A Big City


Urban City


                   “God made the country, man made the town,

                                What wonder then that health and virtue should most abound

                                And least be threatened in the fields and groves.”                                          

— William Cowper


                                How right William Cowper was! Life in a village is simple and peaceful.  It is free from the hurries and worries of life.  In contrast, life in a city is artificial.  It is full of hypocrisy, cut-throat competition and vulgarity. The pleasure-seeking men and women, however, keep on moving to the cities in search of artificial recreation and modern facilities of life.  As a result, the number of city-dwellers is increasing day by day. Increasing urbanization is playing havoc with natural beauty and life is becoming more and more artificial every day.

                                City life has its own advantages and disadvantages.  Pleasures, entertainments and recreations are available more in cities than in villages.  Cinemas, telephone, television, video corners, health clubs, stereophones and refrigerators are some of the important facilities to be found in cities.

                                In big cities, there are good and useful arrangements for education.  A person with a moderate income can get good education for his sons and daughters.  There are various kinds of schools in big cities.  A person can educate his wards according to his taste, attitude and economic resources.  There are many schools for boys and girls.  They have well equipped libraries and reading rooms.  We cannot avail ourselves of these facilities in small towns and villages.

                                Cities provide many kinds of recreations.  There are cinema houses where we can enjoy ourselves.  We can easily get food to our taste and according to our means.  We can enjoy natural beauty in many parks and gardens.  Even the markets in a big city are better than fairs and exhibitions in small towns.

                                The presence of more avenues of employment is the most important advantage in a big city.  People of different qualifications can get employment according to their taste, ability and aptitude.  There are many other advantages of city life.  People there are refined and cultured.  We can find people from every corner of our country.  People from foreign countries with different natures, different ways of living and cultures can be seen there.  We mix with them and our mind is broadened and our outlook is enlarged.

                                Cities have many disadvantages also.  Life in a city is unhealthy.  People get no fresh or pure air to breathe.  They cannot enjoy sunshine.  Food in cities is dirty.  Pure milk and ghee and not available.

                                There are other difficulties also. Cities are overcrowded.  People get accommodation at very high rates.  Much time is wasted by the people in going to their places of employment.


                                People in a city do not mix with one another.  There is no sympathy or fellow-feeling in them.  Even next door neighbours do not know each other.  Life in the cities has, in most of the industrially advanced countries, become dull, monotonous, insipid, mechanical and dry.  T.S. Eliot draws a very depressing picture of the modern city life:


                                “The reminiscence comes

                                Of sunless dry geraniums

                                And dust in crevices,

                                Smells of chestnuts in the streets,

                                And female swells in shuttered rooms

                                And cigarette in corridors

                                And cocktail smell in bars.”


                                So many people do not like city life at all.  They continue to live far away from the maddening life of noise, pollution, machines and artificiality.

                                The city life or the life in a countryside, have both their advantages as well as disadvantages.  Therefore, I prefer to live in a village situated near a city.  Thus I can enjoy the pleasures of both the city and the country life.

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