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Unformatted text preview: NO TES ON LAP HA M AND BROOKS - Possibilities: o Potential for an individual and for the suburbs (216) o Limi tations are placed on groups of people and the suburbs Want no limitations in the future, ideal construction of identity Not what we are but what we want to become Brooks agrees with false construction (56) Inventing one's self, not everyone is the same (219, 220) Not everyone is the same: not everyone can buy expensive clothes Inventing one's self in the future People go to suburbs to make a future, invent their lives there Brooks agrees with t rue construction (62) o Common code of behavior (221) See more express more: Americans are expressing or thinking differently Moral/Political Code: different voices, different points of view Same ideas: not t rue, all have different theories Brooks agrees because there is one goal: Everyone is connected because everyone can have own dream (61); example: golf guy? Brooks not agreeing (code of one behavior) everyone acts and behaves differently o T riumph of America (222) Nation state: applies to all citizens, believe in same things whether it be political or cultural; is one identity Americans cannot all be described as everyone having the same belief and same culture (just Americans) (false construction) Greatest thing about America is related to the power it has Respect for individual All believe in American values Shared work of imagination t ies one person to another Aspire to what you want; choices we make Brooks: we all share common ground, loyalty to an idea as opposed to specific idea (63) Paradise Spell: possible to obtain anything ...
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- Spring '08
- English-language films, FALSE CONSTRUCTION