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To understand the most important characteristics of a society, one must study its major cities.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement

and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position,

you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how

these considerations shape your position.//

Here the author tries to link the important features of a society with its major cities. The cities, in most cases, being

impotant centres for trade and businesses, education and ministry, the author's argument seems more or less valid.

Here it has been implicitly assumed that the most important activities that shape the features of a

society happen in cities. In general, in a state, cities have ample centres for business. Most of rich and powerful

businessmen reside in cities. From cities, they control the trade of commodities in towns and rural areas.

Cities are not only centres for business, lots of major administrative centres are located

in cities. From these centres, instructions are given what policies are to be adopted, what measures are to be taken

for improvement of society. The Chief Minister of a state resides in the capital city of the state in general, along with

his officials. They work hard to think of policies for welfare of state, and their instructions are followed throughout

the state.

In general, cities are far more urbanised than villages. The average standard of living in a city is also

better than that in rural areas, in general. Thus, if standards of living in major cities in a state start to decline, if financial

conditions of people living in cities somehow get worsened, one can conclude that the society is not in a very good


However, people esiding in rural areas tend to follow tradition and culture, and preserve them. So, if one wants

to study folk culture of a society, it will not be wise to concentrate on cities only, ignoring rural parts of the state.

In order to study major features of a society, one should concentrate on the cities, but it may not be wise

to study the cities only ignoring towns and villages.

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