Requiem For The American Dream Analysis

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“Requiem for the American Dream,” a documentary arranged by Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Scott, features an MIT professor of linguistics, Noam Chomsky, who narrates the film on the topic of inequality, democratization, solidarity, and unjust systems of today’s economy. Noam Chomsky intends to convince American citizens that the economy and democratic systems have negatively changed over the 20th century and into the 21st century. Additionally, Chomsky emphasizes that a shift in the economy from manufacturing to financial institutions is the result of the concentration of wealth and the Republican agenda for reformation. Due to the changes in the economy and the unjust vicious cycle, Chomsky is passionate and persistent in informing American citizens of the problematic economic shifts, spurring from the ideologies of recent presidents. Furthermore, Chomsky informs the public about how these illusory changes, implemented by the government, are negatively impacting the unaware lower class. The effectiveness of Chomsky’s argument is based upon his reasoning, explanation, use of historical documents and footage, and the tone development of the film. The film “Requiem for the American Dream,” is divided into 10 sub categories called principles, each supporting the claim that the concentration of wealth increases the concentration of power. Consequently, this results in an increase in the concentration of wealth, causing the process to start over again in a system
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