Absolutely not. It cannot be blamed for the crimes of obvious psychotic adolescents. The music business, mainly “death” metal, has been said to be at fault for major tragedies, for example the Columbine High School Shootings. In fact, one media spokesperson even related the two killers to Marilyn Manson because they were apparently dressed like him. This constant distraction of pointing the blame on someone else just strays our focus on the real causes.
The list goes on and on.” With such strong comments, it is no wonder that Brothers proclaim that, “I make no apology when I say that I believe that rock music….is public enemy number one of our young people today.” It is true that in general rock and popular music has always flaunted its sexual and at times violent imagery. This has been true since the beginning of the music industry. Christian fundamentalists even criticized the great Buddy H... ... middle of paper ... ... larger cosmic forces-to win back the lost souls and to loosen the grip of Satan. Works Cited Aslan, R. (2010). Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization.
Satan also tests Job and even tempts Jesus to abandon his ministry (but is unsuccessful). Many Christians say the devil is a real being, who has the power to corrupt us into doing evil. Some of these people's lives revolve around "resisting Satan". They ban the music of rock groups whose lyrics supposedly include satanic ideas. They hold exorcisms to rid people of satanic influence.
The monster relates to Satan, Adam, and Eve. Victor quotes, "You may render me the most miserable of men, but you shall never make me base in my own eyes," this is when the monster asks for a companion, Victor refuses. The monster also shows that he will go to any extent to be happy and complete vengeance when he goes on a murder spree. Adam quotes " for with thee/ Certain my resolution is to die; /How can I live without thee?" Resembling the monster, hence he wants a companion, Eve.
Satan was God’s greatest angel. He believed that he was more powerful than his creator and was then cast down to Hell from believing so. Though the Monster did nothing wrong to Frankenstein, he too was cast down in a way to his own internal “Hell.” He is forced to isolate himself from any human contact due to people being afraid of him. He does try to befriend humans, but soon learns that they all hate him just like Victor. Satan is also isolated from human contact but for different reasons.
As I stated earlier, Manson and his pseudo-family kick started their murderous behavior because of Manson’s deranged mine that the song Helter Skelter was telling him of the apocalyptic beginnings of a race war. Manson had stated plenty of times that the black man was going rise and begin killing the whites and turn cities into “an inferno of racial revenge.” I believe that Manson had discriminatory behavior towards African Americans because of the time period his murders had occurred. The sixties were times of drugs, love, peace, and anger, depending on who you were. It was the beginnings of a new era of rock n roll, with Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and more. New drugs were hitting the streets and the United States was at war with Vietnam.
“F*** the police coming straight from the underground, a young brother got it bad cause i’m brown.”, musician Ice Cube raps. Marilyn Manson parades onstage dressed in women’s clothing and a burning cross in the background. Shouting lyrics about sex, religion, guns, drugs and violence. What emotions do you think it would invoke on most listeners after painting a picture in your head of all this? Today’s music industry is influencing society in a negative fashion.
An example of this is when we are first introduced to Satan. Satan and the other fallen angels are in hell and Satan tells the others to not be frightened, when he is frightened as well. The character of Satan "deteriorates" greatly through the epic (Ruma 81). Satan is viewed as a great warrior and then as time passes, his own followers begin to doubt him. "Milton has his brilliant hero advance to be met and repulsed, first verbally, and then in arms" (Revard 225).
Others may view him as a sick perverted freak only guided by his addiction to numerous drugs. But if you ask the people who really know they will tell you that he is a genius who's music is made to encourage people to question the existence of God and believe in themselves. With lyrics like "When you get to Heaven you will wish you're in Hell." from the song Wormboy off his latest CD Antichrist superstar it is not hard for people to try to reject him. Manson grew up in a stable house hold and even went to a strict catholic school.
Satan, as a character, has been satirized, mocked and made foolish in our modern world. John Milton, however, presents quite a different Satan from the devil-on-your-shoulder image people are used to seeing. In Paradise Lost, Milton draws on the Bible for his source of Satan’s character, thereby creating a horrifyingly corrupt Satan. Despite this portrayal, readers often find themselves sympathizing with Satan’s cause, and his determination, viewing him as a hero for his cause, as evidenced by his long, brave speeches. Later, however Satan’s speeches begin to show signs of regret, making the reader question their initial reaction to him.