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.
Schreiber, Stephen T., "Growing Up: American Idiot and the Role Music Plays in Society" (2017). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7513.
Concept Album, Home, Journey, Alienation, Ambiguous
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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