Bachelor of Arts in English
Margaret Case, Ph.D.
This thesis explores the 2018 People’s Choice Award winning documentary Free Solo’s treatment of the traditional American dream as lived by one of America’s greatest athletes, Alex Honnold. Does Honnold’s version of Rugged Individualism suggest a new (or old) revision of the American Dream?
Bolton, Garrett, "A Dirtbag’s American Dream: An Ideological Analysis of Rugged Individualism in Free Solo" (2019). English Theses. 39.