Analytical Comparison Essay

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Ms. Sadler
Analytical Comparison Essay - REVISED
01 Dec. 2011
Dysfunctional Children Raised By Disobedient Parents Dysfunctional children all have one main factor to their disobedience and that is horrible parenting. From a single mother raising the child to parents fighting and arguing inside the house in front of the kids. The article, Eminem is Right: The Primal Scream of Teenage Music, By Mary Eberstadt, demonstrates that dysfunctional kids show the greatest emotion due to disobedient parenting. All of this was compared to music from today’s artists. The article, Don’t Mention the Family, By Jason Cowley, Has many segments from different publishers showing the cons of all parenting. From single mothers, beat down
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Another rap artist she used in her argument was Shawn Carter, also known as Jay-Z. Jay-Z did not have a father as he grew up. Both Tupac and Jay-Z grew up as adolescents, who sold drugs, had guns, lived in the ghetto, and had a mentality of a thug or gangster. Even though they had those cons, they both rapped about being good parents will prevent your kids to be like them. “The fact that child abandonment is also a theme in hip-hop might help explain what otherwise appears as a commercial puzzle—namely, how particular music moved from the fringes of black entertainment to the every center of the Every teenager mainstreams” (Eberstadt). Hip-hop music does not only symbolize adolescent black teens, but also disobedient white teens. The main point that Eberstadt uses to argue her issue is the Rap artist, Marshall Mathers, also known as Eminem. Eminem grew up with no father, and a whore of a mom. His step dad abused him and Eminem retaliated and fought back. Eminem rapped about irresponsible parents throughout most of his music. In Eminem’s music, He states that Children need their parents and not having parents causes all hell to break loose. Eminem does talk down on women, but he does not send it out to all women, just his mom and his ex-wife for not being women, but being better mothers. “Today’s teenagers are a mess, and the parents who made them that way refuse to get it”

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