ARTH 204 Film and American Culture Studies course (Discussion Board Question1) – Excelsior Writers |
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Watch a film from the Depression Era (1930 – 1940) which address Social Class as part of its narrative. You may choose one of the films from the “Depression Era Films” list in Week Three’s Content.

Identify the social classes in this film and briefly describe them. Is there any one class that is seen as better than the others, or worse than the others? Explain.

The Horatio Alger myth was and is an important aspect of America’s self-image as a capitalist democracy. In what ways does the movie you watch speak the Horatio Alger myth?

Can you give examples of the Horatio Alger myth in other films you have seen?

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