Jim Morrison

analytical Essay
1777 words
1777 words

Jim Morrison "Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself— and especially to feel. Or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them.

That's what real love amounts to— letting a person be what he really is.... Most people love you for who you pretend to be.... To keep their love, you keep pretending— performing. You get to love your pretense....

It’s true, we're locked in an image, an act— and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image— they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it— they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession." - Jim Morrison (1943-71) Jim Morrison Jim Morrison is often thought of as a drunken musician. He is also portrayed to many as an addict and another 'doped up' rock star.

These negative opinions project a large shadow on the many positive aspects of this great poet. Many famous authors influenced Jim’s music heavily. You must cast aside your ignorance and look behind the loud electric haze of the sixties music. You must wipe your eyes and look through the psychedelic world of LSD. Standing behind these minor flaws, you will see a young and very intellectual poet named Jim Morrison. Jim Morrison's distraught childhood was a contributing factor to Jim's fortune and his fate.

As a young child, Jim experienced the many pains of living in a military family. Having to move every so often, Jim and his brother, and sister never spent more than a couple of years at a particular school. Jim attended eight different schools, Grammar and High, throughout his schooling career. This amount of traveling made it hard for a young child to make many friends.

In high school, Jim had an especially hard time; "The only real friend he made was a tall but overweight classmate with a sleepy voice named Fud Ford ". Although there seems to be many negative aspects of Jim's child hood, many positive aspects did arise, as well. The traveling done by the Morrison family brought Jim through many different experiences and situations. For instance, while driving on a highway from Santa Fe with his family, he said he experienced, "the most important moment of my life".

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that a true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself and especially to feel.
  • Explains that real love is letting a person be who he really is. most people love you for who you pretend to be.
  • Analyzes how people get attached to their masks, love their chains, and forget who they really are. jim morrison is often thought of as a drunken musician and an addict.
  • Opines that the negative opinions project a large shadow on the many positive aspects of this great poet.
  • Explains that jim experienced the many pains of living in a military family. he attended eight different schools, grammar and high, throughout his schooling career.
  • Analyzes how the morrison family's traveling brought jim through many different experiences and situations, including an overturned truck of dying pueblo indians.
  • Analyzes how jim morrison's estranged childhood was the root underneath his bizarre and eccentric personality. his strange sense of humor and sickness were just fractions of his intellectual mind.
  • Analyzes how morrison's creativeness and infatuation with mad magazines led to the horrification of many. his wild imaginations produced hundreds of scatological and sexually explicit ideas in the form of pictures and make believe radio commercials.
  • Analyzes how jim and fud's focuses were sexual, or scatological, but they were imbued with sophistication and subtle humor unusual for someone only fourteen.
  • Analyzes how tandy was subjected to jim's 'tests' and his teachers suffered as well. his peers looked upon jim as the ringleader.
  • Opines that jim's magnetism was becoming obvious. his peers mimicked all of his actions, but jim never led them like they wanted to be led. he forced andy to walk along an edge that hovered fifty feet above the ground.
  • Narrates how jim's parents pressured him to apply to colleges, just as they badgered him into having his photograph taken for the high school yearbook. when graduation came around, jim decided not to attend.
  • Explains how the instability and rootlessness of jim morrison's child hood helped build a character that later became the emptiness of this great poet.
  • Explains how jim began drifting away into the infinite world of poetry. he also read lawrence ferlinghetti, kenneth rexroth, and allen ginsberg. young morrison was fascinated by dean moriarty.
  • Explains that jim maintained a consistent 88.32 grade average with minimal effort, twice being named to the honor roll, and scored above average in the college boards.
  • Explains that jim was greatly inspired by the writings of great philosophers and poets. he devoured friedrich nietzsche's views on aesthetics, morality, and the apollonian-dionysian duality.
  • Analyzes how jim read rimbaud, kerouac, ginsberg, ferlinghetti, kenneth patchen, michael mcclure, gregory corso, and all the other beat writers published.
  • Narrates how jim's senior-year english teacher talked about his reading habits, but the library of congress checked to see if the books he was reporting on existed.
  • Explains that jim's studies brought him across many of the dilemmas of these great writers. the notion of poetry had now taken hold on the still young jim morrison.
  • Analyzes how the alcoholic and psychedelic hazed mind ran the songs and lyrics of an unknown concert, which became the doors.
  • Explains that jim morrison adopted aldous huxley's 'doors of perception' as his motto. his crave for knowledge was driven by his wondrous mind.
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