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Parody. God Save The Queen", the British national anthem has a central idea which revolves around the queen. The anthem was parodied by a punk rock band called The Sex Pistols

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Parody: Comparison Between Real Anthem and Mock Anthem Essay:2 1st Draft Anthem is the national song that summarizes the ideas of a nation. It symbolizes loyalty to its leaders, country and history. It is sung on national and international occasions and it is respected by the citizens. Some people do not believe in the anthem, they are either in the opposition or they are radicals. They change it into a totally different anthem displaying the negative ideas in the real anthem. "God Save The Queen", the British national anthem has a central idea which revolves around the queen. The anthem was parodied by a punk rock band called The Sex Pistols and it was released during Queen Elizabeth the 2nd's Silver Jubilee in 1977. ...read more.

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As a result, the reader will notice the different point of views regarding the queen in the two anthems. Politically speaking, the national anthem describes the queen as a symbol for England unity and prosperity. This reason makes the anthem wishes her long life and a continuous reign, and that is the main idea in the first stanza, "Long live our noble queen", "Long to reign over us". In contrast to that, the other mock anthem explains the queen as a dictator without human feelings, "She aint no human being", which is an exaggeration. This indicates that parody is used. The first national anthem started with the sentence "God save our gracious queen". ...read more.

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This main point of England's prosperity and glory is the main focus of the parody. The Sex Pistols think that there is no future for England, "There is no future in englands dreaming". Such sentence evokes the feeling of lost and danger future England is facing due to the queen. The main intension for a anthem is to build the love of the citizens for their country and awaken the patriotic feeling in their hearts. The first anthem symbolizes the whole British society singing. Contrastingly, the second anthem is to the British nation and it refers to them directly, "There is no future no future no future for YOU". Here, the Sex Pistols are talking to the British citizen directly which is an affective technique to convince the citizen that their anti-queen philosophy is right. ...read more.

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