This will be my last post about Lester Burnham. At least for a while. Stick with me through this one and our topics about American culture will expand. But this picture is very important. Let's recap: Lester was completely apathetic to all aspects of his life. His job, his health, his daughter, his wife, his neighbors, the music Carolyn played during dinner. No reactions. There was only one thing that got him excited. A fantasy about a girl. The fantasy was completel
When Lester Burnham looks back on the year before he died, do you know what he sees? He observes that he was already dead.
This is from my favorite movie, America. It's called "American Beauty". And being so named, I think this is poignant for our relationship--as a person and a country. You've heard, I'm sure, that Art imitates Life. Well, here's a picture that explores several more aspects of our culture. Today let's keep focus on Lester. Lester wasn't actually de