Abstract

Music can play an influential role in society. The purpose of this study is to look at the American Idiot concept album brought people together and how the album is a coming of age story. To conduct this study, I used a narrative criticism. My key findings show that there are three major features have come out of my analysis: Journey from, for, and to home, Alone and Alien-ated, and propaganda, war, and media. These three features combine to show that the American Idiot concept brings people together and is a coming of age story. Ambiguity was the main way that the album brought people together and the Journey that the main character goes on is the way the story is a coming of age story.

Advisor

Singh, Rohini

Department

Communication

Publication Date

2017

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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