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Amanda Neal Rhetorical Essay Proposal 2/26/15 Colligan The song “The Sprawl ii” by Arcade Fire was originally published August 3, 2010 under the “Alternative Rock” genre. The first time I saw this video it stuck with me due to the fact that the visuals throughout the video are really powerful and symbolic. The main purpose of the song and video is to portray how America and perhaps the world is becoming assimilated with “1950’s suburbia” and no uniqueness. Everyone in America is forced to fit into these roles they’re “supposed” to be in. People must sit behind desks and “just punch the clock”. On a larger scale, one could say the piece is a tribute to democracy and against the ideals associated
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Unformatted text preview: with communism. In the video there is a woman representing free-thinking and creativity, while the rest of the characters are the “sprawl”. They have the same masks on and are dancing lifelessly throughout the song. Perhaps this represents “going through the motions” of life and society. When many hear the world “sprawl” and suburbs (the album name), their minds go to the 1950s. Although sprawl is mainly associated with this time period, I find it interesting that the artists still sees it as such a meaningful issue still going on in todays world, since the target audience is now. Comparing the cultures of the sprawl in 1950 and now is the primary basis of my essay....
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  • Spring '11
  • Ehlrich
  • English, Rhetoric, Suburb, Urban sprawl, Alternative rock, sprawl, The Sprawl

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