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Question: Assess the significance of the film Billy Elliot within a sociological context.

Answer: Indeed the significance of this film within a sociological context lies within Billy’s gravitation towards dance and ballet. Bell portrays the intense vulnerability of Billy with engaging brilliance, depicting the struggle to reconcile his love of ballet with popular concepts of masculinity. The film is essentially the story of a boy questioning and opposing mainstream societal values and expectations in order to pursue his dreams....(short extract)

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  • Subject: Sociology
  • Course: Sociology
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 2070
  • Date submitted: December 18, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2342

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