In my paper, I am going to look at the concept of the muscle car through a primary cultural lens. As the muscle car is not an innovation that has completely changed the world due to its usefulness, I feel that seeing how it has changed the way that American culture views cars is the most appropriate path to follow. The parts of culture that I would love to delve into would be how it acts as a symbol of masculinity, how it is viewed on occasion as a symbol of rebellion , how it has changed the overall nature of the American automobile, and how the muscle car has changed American norms and culture.
Working Thesis Statement:
Through its roots in Prohibition, the American muscle car has been around for the better part of a century, becoming an integral part of American culture along the way. Through its inclusion in media and portrayal as a rebellious and masculine symbol, the muscle car not only represents the ideal American image of cars but also has become a symbol of American pride and reverence.