Experience as the Best Teacher

Experience as the Best Teacher

Domenico Chianesi
Contrast Essay
Eng 095 10 mtwrf


It has always been known that experience is the best teacher. Well, experience has taught me several fundamental truths and important lessons. For example, there are several extremely large differences between carpets and eagles.
Carpets can be useful in covering floor space; while eagles like to move and fly, and do not function well as floor d├ęcor. Carpets can be very large in size and can cover hundreds of square feet at a time. Eagles, though big for birds, can cover less than twenty square feet. Carpets are also flat and nonliving, where eagles have skeletons and might attack people.
Furthermore, the carpet has not been adopted as a symbol of our great country, but everywhere Americans recognize the eagle as a patriotic bird. It has always been known that killing one of these magnificent creatures is a big crime. Everyone can rip up their old carpet and buy a new one without any legal problems. The eagle has always been seen on government seals and also on money, and of course there has never been a rug anywhere on a dollar bill. There are no carpets posted on the walls in Washington D.C., but you will find the symbol of our country proudly put up on the walls many places there.
Also, carpets and eagles obviously differ in their diets. Eagles are hunters by nature and they will scout and dive for their prey. On the other hand, carpets do not move and thus do not hunt or kill anything. Eagles will eat small rodents, felines, and fish. Carpets do not have mouths so they do not eat fish or anything for that matter.
After examining these simple yet extremely major differences between carpets and eagles, it is clear that they are not the same in any way, shape, or form. No individual on this earth would ever recommend using an eagle as an area rug, or would attempt to fly a carpet from a flag pole. Size, symbols and the mere fact that one is a living creature while the other is...

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