American Idiot Essay

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American Idiot

The Song "American Idiot" by Green Day uses techniques to engage the audience to
interoperate the issues. Green day through their style of music convey issues such as the
medias over powering effect on society, greed and the division of the United States of
American over political issues. Green Day's negative stance on the issues through these
techniques conveys the audience to agree with the main issues being focused.



The media's influence on society is a main issue, which is, portrayed though the lyrics.
People believe a large quantity of information that is presented from news "One nation
controlled by the media" and entertainment programs. The media is so powerful it can make
the audience agree or disagree on whatever is being presented. Techniques are used such as
repetition, which therefore positions the audience to lose trust in the media.



Political issues such as the war on terrorism is evoked as an issue throughout the song.
American was divided "All across the alien nation" when troops were sent to Iraq to search
for weapons of mass destruction. Metaphorical language was used to explore the issue.
Audience positioning from techniques indorse concerns with a country divided and positions
them to feel the need to cooperate and sort things out other than civil unrest and debate.
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