Beauty can be tremendously powerful. ...

Beauty can be tremendously powerful. ... - YOURS ....

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
YOURS:      Beauty can be tremendously powerful.  American Beauty  echoes Dostoyevsky’s claim that  beauty is salvific. Beauty liberates Ricky, Jane, and Lester enabling them to transcend their  mundane and painful lives. Despite the recent commercialization of beauty, this concept has  been an enduring facet of Christian thought. The discussion of beauty present in  American  Beauty  seeks to restore beauty to the status of a transcendental in the popular imagination.  Looking for points of congruency between Christianity and popular culture, such as the  discussion of beauty in  American Beauty,  can harmonize these two cultural phenomena.             LOCKLIN'S COMMENTS ON YOURS:      Beauty can be tremendously powerful. American Beauty echoes Dostoyevsky’s claim that beauty is salvific. Beauty liberates Ricky, Jane, and Lester enabling them to transcend their mundane and painful lives. The film celebrates transcendent beauty but satirizes superficial   beauty. The discussion of beauty present in American Beauty seeks to restore beauty to the status of a transcendental in the popular imagination. This approach to beauty reverses a trend in There are social as well as spiritual costs to this trivialization. contemporary western culture that tends to value . prize
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern