A Music Perspective Analysis: The Temper Trap- Sweet Disposition

Sweet Disposition

Rhetoric and Pop Culture

The Temper Trap- Sweet Disposition

The song Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap represents how in life and relationships there are ups and downs but we can’t give up. Played twice in 500 Days of Summer, the message is conveyed in the movie in the relationship of Tom and Summer. For 500 days, Tom is challenged by the unrequited love he feels for Summer. The song is played once while the couple happily explores the city and Tom shows Summer his favourite places, and again when they are reunited on a train after their breakup. The movie shows how in a relationship (and life) there can be magical and happy times followed by sadness and the “friendzone” but you can’t let it get you down (instead you get back at it by dating someone ironically named Autumn).

The guitar at the beginning sets the upbeat tone with the continuous…

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