Unformatted text preview: America as a consuming culture has gone too far. This is where he makes it perfectly clear that he is not just saying we shop too much; he is saying that it has become our purpose in life to be consumers. I believe that Twitchell is saying this is where we have separated from the other over-consuming cultures in the world. He projects the belief that we, America, have taken it to the next level, let things get out of hand, and lost the drive to search for true value in life. Rather, we just try and make as much money as we can so we have the coolest stuff. To me this quote encompasses what I have read so far in his novel. The question this leaves in my head is, “Does anyone think that he is maybe too quick to generalize the American population? It would take a lot to make me believe that there is not a large group of people out there who find true happiness within their family, friends, religion, or even helping others.”...
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- Spring '07
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