Throughout the course we have discussed the purpose of art. We talked about its role in cultural criticism, its function as didactic story telling, as story telling for catharsis and healing, as self expression, and as cultural expression. Explore one theme we have discussed this semester and examine it through different media: music, literature, and visual art. Use examples from all three media to support your thesis. This can be a painting, poem or short story, and musical performance or composition. This paper should be in MLA style and 3-4 pages in length.
Topic: Self-expression can be argued to be essential to human existence. Craft your definition of self-expression and explain why it is important. Discuss how literature, music, and visual art are media that essential for self-expression.