June 26, 2010

Kellie Pickler and Symbolic Interactionism


After reading this article, a few things really stuck out to me. The “meticulously planned proposal” is a sign of giving into societal norms and pressures and into patriarchy. Also symbolic interactionists would see the planned proposal as Jacobs fulfilling his role as male and boyfriend/fiancĂ© by proposing. They would also see the blanket, champagne, candles, beach and sunset as symbols of love or romance. Despite that this is a famous country singer and her songwriter boyfriend, I see this is a an average wedding proposal that fits all the ‘necessary qualities’ todays society expects from a proposal.


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