ENG 101 Cal State Fullerton Music Influence on Society & Beauty Standards Essay



Eng 101

Cal State Fullerton


Question Description

Prompt :

Using 2-4 songs as your primary sources, as well as 2-3 secondary sources from the college databases ,compose an essay in which you insightfully analyze the representation of one contemporary social issue or problem, and argue the influence , or lack thereof, of the songs message on a specific "target" audience.

Required :

  • MLA format
  • 6 full-page (double spaces , not include work cited page )
  • Properly cite all sources

Work cited (required)

Attached is my essay outline ,you may follow the outline to do this essay. Feel free to make some correction on it.

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Note : - Note: what can you prove about the song in relation to your claim - (with lyrics evidence ) - 2-4 chosen songs Social issue Background: Beauty standard, Body ● Topic sentence (one sentence about the topic ) ● Examples (use quotes) (the lyrics) ● Analysis (answer 3-4 questions in the list) ● Include an article about beauty standard ● Concluding sentences (try to connect with the topic sentences) Intro Hook (1-2) Background (3-4 sentences) Thesis statement (1-2, include my opinion and my topic) Required : ● MLA ● Include work cited page ● 6 full-page (final ) ● Properly cite all sources ● 2-3 scholarly secondary sources ● 2-4 primary sources (chosen song) ----------------(a few sentences )Intro: ​ hook, quotes about beauty or story about myself Background: ​develop the topic, what is music do to people (few sentences about 3-4) Thesis statement: (is, shows ) my opinion on its beauty standard, in American music Compare with other country or different generation Body (I)​: similarities between the songs ex: physical appearance (why is this point important ) Body (II)​: same as body 1 what’s the differences ex: personality (how does it affect the society ) Body (III): ​or I can analysis 4 songs into 4 bodies and compare and contrast Body (IV): ​or I can analysis 4 songs into 4 bodies and compare and contrast Conclusion: ​summarize what I said in the above paragraphs -------Intro: - “She was the girl that nobody could own” - “Her beauty just like the kind you read in the book” - Ex; How to define a standard of beauty? ​beauty standards are set by the society. The standard might change base on the culture or the region. For example: in some Asian countries, they believe that girls have to look pale and skinny to consider pretty. But some of them, they prefer girls to look healthy, with muscles and a little darker skin color. - Ex: that’s use China as an example, in the ancient generation, people consider fat women as a symbol of beauty, but nowadays, people prefer skinny pale women as pretty. Which means even the same region, through the time differences people’s stander of beauty is still changing - Background​:​ develop the topic, what is music do to people - Music has also had an impact on social issues around the country. Some musicians have used their platform as a way to speak out on these issues. - Thesis statement: - The reason why I choose “beauty standard” as my topic it’s because I do notice that through the time past, people’s standard of beauty it already engulfs people’s self-confident - ​but like I said, even though the standard will be affected by society, it sill depending on how the person looks at it and his or her’s personal preferences Body (I): we should not be affected by people’s standards of who we are or who we should be. - Sometimes it’s hard to reach everyone’s expectation, especially when people have a different viewpoint and perspective on the things they face. Since when people started to put themself compare with other’s expectations instead of their true identity - "Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara a. the song “Scars To Your Beautiful” bring a hint to nowadays beauty standard b. The song is about you are valid, worthy, beautiful and enough Body (II)​:​ beauty is being who you are, no matter what other saids - People’s beauty should not be judge bu others or rely on what others think of you -"Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars a. one of the best songs that Bruno Mars make, the girl that the lyrics describe, is not confident and doesn’t believe her b. “​Yeah, I know, I know when I compliment her she won't believe me And it's so, it's so sad to think that she don't see what I see​” Body (III): we all born unique and special, there’s no way that people can judge us through their point of view - ​"Born This Way" by Lady Gaga a. the main meaning of the song is about all of us can be beautiful. b. Each of us is special and unique, so don't be humble, hiding what makes you amazing. c. "There's nothing wrong with loving who you are" She said, "' Cause he made you perfect, babe" "So hold your head up girl and you'll go far, Listen to me when I say" Body (IV) : - Your beauty, (personality) won’t disappear even years past, your true beauty no matter is physical appearance or personality will grow more and more through your age. 1. "Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Rey a. this is my fav song, it represents most of the girl’s problem, which is scared of that one day they will become old and ugly and their lovers might abandon them b. Every beautiful woman enjoys her youth and assumes it will last forever Conclusion: analysis of how music affects us and our society. And why it happened what should we do about it Work cited : https://unwinnable.com/2018/04/19/how-pop-music-impacted-american-society/ Prof ‘s suggestion : I think you have some good ideas here, but you a little vague about your plan. I would recommend arranging your essay by topic. So perhaps you would have a paragraph about a specific beauty standard or issue within your topic and then discuss how your songs each deal with that issue (if they do). This might help with the organization of your essay. ...
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Music’s Influence on Society
Plato once said, "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the
imagination and life to everything." It is a famous quote that signifies the importance and the
significance of music in the daily lives of humans in the universe. Since the early days, when
music was invented, a lot of human activities have revolved around the type of music that society
is creating. Actions and characteristics of the community are hugely shaped by the music that is
played around that community. It is easy to understand the custom of the people of a specific
Geographical location by just studying their music. Music is an expression of the beliefs, the
norms, and the values of a people. Nothing can ever replace the essence of music in society.
Music will always have an important position in the lives of human beings. As the musician,
Chronix, from Jamaica once said, "Music is just something that explains people's lives for themthat's what people call roots." This summarizes the importance of music in the lives of humans.
Albert Einstein once said, "The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which
we are permitted to remain, children, all our lives ." Beauty and the perception of what is
beautiful or not is a concept that has kept on changing over time, across different regions of the
world. For instance, in ancient China society, the definition of a beautiful woman was dictated by

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how fat the woman was. However, in the current society, the true meaning of a beautiful woman
is defined by how lean and pale the lady is. There is a clear definition of what is beautiful or not.
Nonetheless, the role that music plays in shaping our perception of beauty can never be
overlooked. The current generation of Millenials spends most of its time listening to music either
through audio or visual gadgets. What they here directly affect their lives, and the perception of
beauty is not an exception. Music plays a massive role in setting the standards on beauty and the
definition of what is beautiful or not.
Thesis Statement
The value of the perception of beauty can never be underestimated. As Ralph Waldo
Emerson best puts it "Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of...

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