The sentence below was written by Matthew Arnold in 1869. His definition of culture is what some call “high culture” â€” poetry, opera, that sort of thing.
Culture being a pursuit of our total perfection by means of getting to know, on all the matters which most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world.
â€”Matthew Arnold, 1869
- Is culture the beliefs and behaviors of a group of people, or is it the best that has been thought and said? Defend your position.
Remember that your posting should be in the form of a paragraph, complete with proper spelling and punctuation. Your paragraph should use logic and at least two pieces of evidence to support your decision about how to define culture.
Please prepare 2-3 paragraphs.