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Britney Spears: A Tragic Hero?

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Amanda Abell

on 24 October 2013

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Britney Spears: A Tragic Hero?
Backround
Born December 2, 1981
Born and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana
When she was 8 years old, she auditioned for a spot on the Disney Channel's "The New Mickey Mouse Club", but didn't make it
She is a singer, songwriter,and actress
Reversal of Fortune
Involved in a bad custody battle for her sons with ex-husband (filed for divorce in 2006)
Started going to clubs and hanging out with Paris Hilton
Started getting into drugs and alcohol
Different boyfriend week
Increase of Awareness
In March of 2008, 2 months after her crisis, she appeared on "How I Met Your Mother"
She then released her next album "Toxic" in December
The next year at the VMA's she won 3 awards
Then in 2011, her next album reached number 1 again, making it 6 albums' that were number 1
Noble Position
As a kid, she was enrolled in dance classes and was great at gymnastics
She then tried out for "The New Mickey Mouse Club" when she was 11 and made it along with Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and Keri Russell.
She was also on the show "Star Search" in 1992
Early Accomplishments
In December of 1998, she released her first hit single, "...Baby One More Time"
Which reached number 1 by January 1999
Then, at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards, Spears picked up three awards Female Album Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, and Best New Artist of the Year.
Related to Her Kids
Spotted drinking while pregnant
Drove with her infant son in her lap
Down Fall
Constantly checked in and out of rehab
Had a hit-and-run incident at the VMA's
Shaved head at a California Salon to cover up drug use
She parted ways with her manger that she had had since she was 13
Tragic Flaw
She became obsessed with her fame and money
Wealth and fame got the best of who she was
She "increasingly let her pop princess crown slip."
She began to not care what the public thought of her behavior or appearance
Catharsis
Her mom believes she suffers from post-partum depression
Rumors surfaced, but never confirmed, that she also had bi-polar disorder
She allowed the wealth and fame to get the best of her and that what ever decision she made was always the right one
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