Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crevecouer's ideas in Modern America

From 'letters from an American Farmer' Letter III, pg 44, Crevecouer wrote about what it is to be an American, "The American is a new man, who acts upon new principles; he must therefore entertain new ideas and form new opinions."

Madonna (Madonna.com) is the perfect example of the themes protrayed in Crevecouer's book. In 'Letters From An American Farmer' Crevecouer talks about the ideology of noveity in America, For example, The New World, new oppotunities. And also the idea of starting a fresh and be whoever you wanted to be. This is shown in today society throught people like Madonna and Lady GaGa. Where Most American's are very fickle, Getting tired of the same thing, very quickly. Espically within Adderlessance. This is were the idea of Reinventing one's idenity over and over again. Like many Pop icons like Madonna have. Early Madonna was Very pop and fresh! Reinventing herself she became edgy, as seen in her infomous 'Vogue' video. America is fasninated with Orignial ideas and people starting a new, as it is the basses of what their country was founded apon.

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