Ideological Interpretation of "American Beauty" Essay by The Research Group

Ideological Interpretation of "American Beauty"
Offers a critique of the film American Beauty from the prespective of anomie.
# 69744 | 920 words | 3 sources | APA | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Film (General)

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This paper offers a critique of the film "American Beauty" from the perspective of the social theory of anomie, developed by Robert Merton. It looks at the different responses of the characters to a sense of alienation and isolation.

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American Beauty a film directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball has been characterized as an assault on the emotional sleepwalking that all too often passes for life in the American suburb ..."

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