A Rhetorical Analysis Of Beyoncé's Song Flawless

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When we write we are often confronted with some sort of “rhetorical situation”. This term is best described as a combination of factors. There is a rhetor(s), an exigence, an audience, and specific constraints to consider when analyzing a text. Through an interview with Professor Funnell, who teaches a course that aims to explore the representation of women in various facets of popular culture, I identified how these elements contribute to Beyoncé’s song, Flawless, and consequently discovered how to better address future situations regarding other texts. Music is a way for people to send a message through the lyrics. Most songs are designed to entertain, however, they also communicate a certain message that the rhetor(s) intend to share with an audience. Songs can defy societal norms and provide a new perception of a problem in our culture. Dr. Funnell uses Beyoncé’s song, Flawless, as a prime example in her “broad based discussions about the women, the industries, and the messages in popular culture that are being presented to our society and what effects they have”. So when she uses…show more content…
This proposes that there is a clear bias in the way we nurture girls to be more refined than boys, and encourage them to be more attentive on domestic aspects… basically everything society deems make “a good wife”. Boys are not taught to be good “house-husbands” and marry well, in fact they are taught the complete opposite. They are first and foremost projected to aim for personal success. If a man were to marry and start a family, it is often understood as being a respective choice he makes for additional gratification, but girls learn early on that marriage is not merely a goal, it’s as if it were an obligation; an unmarried man does not magnetize the same societal disgrace as an unmarried
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