Whiplash (2014): Work Ethic and Limitations in the American Dream

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dc.contributor Jarazo Álvarez, Rubén
dc.contributor.author Paniagua Fiol, Alexandra
dc.date 2020
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-20T17:55:24Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-20T17:55:24Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/153822
dc.description.abstract [eng] There have been thorough studies on the importance and influence of the American Dream ethos within the history and cultural production of the United States of America. In this essay, another approach will be taken. The feature film Whiplash is analysed in order to decipher how the core values of the American Dream are followed in society and the possible impediments in achieving it. The results of this analysis mirror the current state of this North American country’s society. When the characters, the setting and script are analysed the blind belief on the Puritan work ethic proves to be delusional. The American Dream does not solely depend on one’s hard work since the ideology is not applied to an egalitarian society where everyone has the same opportunities. Limitations and barriers spawning from structural inequality – e.g. sexism, racism or homophobia – play a decisive role on the realization of the dream. ca
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dc.language.iso eng ca
dc.publisher Universitat de les Illes Balears
dc.rights all rights reserved
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 81 - Lingüística i llengües ca
dc.subject.other American Dream ca
dc.subject.other Whiplash ca
dc.subject.other Work ethic ca
dc.subject.other Discrimination ca
dc.subject.other Failure ca
dc.title Whiplash (2014): Work Ethic and Limitations in the American Dream ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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