Informative Essay On Norman Rockwell

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Norman Rockwell (1946-1959) The illustrations of Norman Rockwell tell the story of the average American after World War Two. As a result of the Baby Boom, the families were very large, consisting of three to four children (Slide 2). The bigger families led to more chaos and craziness within the household. The mother could finally catch a break once the school bus came to pick up the children (Slide 18). Rockwell also shows that this era was a time of dating and dreaming about finding the right one (Slides 5 & 6). For the boys and girl, Rockwell depicted their lives as pretty simple. They were responsible for their homework (Slide 11); they got involved in sports like baseball (Slide 11); and they played their instruments (Slide 8). Unlike …show more content…
Throughout movies, songs, propaganda, television, and books, war is glamorized. This is done in order to deceive the American men and get them to join the fight. However, he criticizes the American culture because we know this to be true, but we still feel that going to war will “prove our courage” (“The War is Over”). In order for the American military to be successful, they must have large amounts of men willing to fight. Battle after battle, Americans continue to sacrifice their lives (“I Ain’t Marchin’ Anymore”). Besides criticism of war recruitment, he also criticizes how much we tolerate. Crime, murder, KKK activity, poor education systems, bias justice system, and corrupt government are just a few of the issues Americans are completely capable of tolerating (“Here’s to the State of Mississippi”). He feels that instead of doing the right thing, working to grow as a single human race, watching out for each other, and fighting against injustice, Americans just bury their heads in the dirt and don’t bother. In the line “And I’m sure it wouldn’t interest anybody outside of a small circle of friends”, just shows how selfish, conceded, and passive America has become as a country (“Outside of a Small Circle of

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