Choose a theme from the list below and find song lyrics that also use this theme. Love (romantic, filial, or platonic) Alienation/Otherness: (gender, sexuality, race, disability, economic) The American Dream/American Nightmare The Quest for Identity/Coming of Age Conformity/Rebellion Name the song title and artist. Copy and paste the song lyrics into your post.
Then, explain how and why the theme is represented by this song. Next, respond to any two of the following questions: Does the song represent the theme in a positive or negative way (or an interesting combination of both)? Why? How is the theme idealized or stereotyped (justifiably or not) in contemporary society? How does the song's depiction of the theme resonate with your own life? How the theme is represented in other forms of media? Do you see any patterns emerging?