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Unformatted text preview: Music videos have been said to both distort and reflect reality. They exaggerate, mirror, and influence our culture, informally socializing the viewer and sending messages about everything from consumerism and race to interpersonal relationships. Your assignment is to analyze two music videos and compare and contrast the messages the videos give viewers about ONE theme in American culture. Choose one theme to concentrate on: gender roles, consumerism, love, friendship, sexuality, personal values, race, social class, or another area of your choosing. Then, write a point-by point comparison of the two videos. You will need to include at least 3 quotes from different print sources. One source must be an internet article that you find. If you are having trouble choosing a theme, please come see me. As you write your essay, you will want to ask yourself the following questions: Does my introduction help prepare my readers for what's to come? Have I given the readers a general sense of the theme I will examine?...
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- Spring '11