A car has to be one of the most important inventions of all time, after the wheel that is. The car or automobile changed the world as we know it. It has allowed us to travel vast distances and get from point A to point B fairly quickly. A car is extremely important in American life due to the fact that life today is extremely fast movie. There are always people traveling everywhere. People rely on cars as there method of transportation. Its popularity is due to its ability to accommodate our desire for individualism, freedom and power. The automobile embodies deep-seated cultural and emotional values that have become an important part of our American culture.
The car also offers the driver a method to exercise power and control. When a driver climbs behind the wheel of a car, they are in command of the cars destination, direction and speed. The car at this point is a motor vehicle designed to respond to the driver's every move. In this way the car also represents freedom in our American culture. It opens the option of a quick escape to the owner and gives them the opportunity to exercise their free will. For a sense of this freedom and power, one only has to get behind the wheel of a powerful car, crank up the stereo and roar off down the road. Power and control are objects every human seeks. The car has given the average man control over his environment to a degree not accessible anywhere else in his daily life. The automobile provides something that individuals can be comfortable in and own. No longer did you have to ride a horse or use your energy to ride a bike or some type of wheel invention where a lot of human strength was involved. All you had to do was sit in a car, push a pedal and it would move for you.
I think that the invention of the car changed completely the way of living of many people. At the beginning the cars were bought by few people because the cost was high and the most of world population was poor. Today this situation has...
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