- Gary Shteyngart
Gary moved to america as a child, originating from Saint Petersburg, Russia. In this essay he talks about his first knowledge in Florida, his vacation to Disney World with his family and one other from Russian federation. Traveling down I-95, Whilst gary was already envisioning the saline taste from the air, large yachts parked next to mansions managing vast ocean. He describes his desiring the " American desire ", plenty of cash, and a wonderful woman. A McDonald's burger and fries, the stereotypical life associated with an American. That they stay in a cheap motel, near the beach. In route back to their house in NEW YORK, they visit a McDonald's in Atlanta. His parents stopping simply to eat the " Russian meal” they brought, thinking they should not really spend money. He realizes he can much just like his friends and family when he chooses not to buy a hamburger for sixty-nine cents. Interact to Reading
1) Shteyngart identifies in detail the " Full Russian Lunch” his mom served the family. Why does he include this information? Whilst gary describes information on the Full Russian lunch to compare lifestyle differences among Americans and Russians. People in america would stereotypically have a hamburger, fries, and a coke. Russians, soft hard boiled eggs and beet salad.
2) This composition contrasts the familiar world of Shteyngarts house and friends and family with the unfamiliar world of Arkansas. List some of the contrasts he identifies. His accent was now " American” -- Originally creating a Russian accent
The motel was a paradise to his father and mother. - Compared to their home in Russia
The Magical McDonalds Hamburger - " Full Russian Lunch"
What other distinctions would you imagine exist between these two sides? Life styles – An Us citizens lifestyle is a lot different than that of a Russian. Faith based beliefs – A majority of america citizens will be Christian/Catholic Environment/Landscape – Arkansas, Florida can be thought of as a Tropical-Paradise type...
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