With their hits "Alive," "Evenflow" and "Black," Pearl Jam painted dark pictures of depression, suicide, and a bleak world in general. To follow their anti-mainstream, anti-sellout stance, the group refused to produce any videos for songs from their second release, Vs., which came out in 1993. Pearl Jam was able to sale millions of records even though they did not go mainstream. In their brief history, Nirvana unwillingly brought alternative music into the mainstream and defined a generation of people alienated by baby boomers, Michael Jackson and Madonna. Nirvana was greatly influenced by Olympia, Washington based Melvins and New York's Sonic Youth.
Wither in sweltering weather... Swelling cerebellums in cellars, swirling in pools of clorox! Potions pour from my incisors, and inject adrenalin inside words.. In sin curves and blind blurs, reminders of pioneers and rectangularly erected pine boards... The riddle was solved whence it was exposed for its awfulness...
In conclusion, Crystal Castles’ “Baptism” is memorable for its juxtaposition of darkness and brightness, both in the song itself and in the music video. Alice’s powerful shriek, the throbbing bass, and the repetitive melody and rhythms suggest life; yet, the distortion of her voice and the violent abyss of emotional chaos that the lyrics suggest point to death, dehumanization, drowning and desolation. “Baptism’s” message is a nihilist one that rejects religious principles as well as socially accepted violence and abuse. But, “Baptism’s” message is not simply a rejection; it is a battle cry that unforgivingly calls for revenge. It bridges the gap between goth and danceable, electronic music, creating a space in which danceable music grapples with darker themes.
Because he has no regard for death or for the effect of his decision upon the rest of the world, his chosen fate sends a resounding reaction through all who witness his end. And what might drive a man to abandon his life so freely? Love and death. Inextricably meshed in both Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar and E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime, these timeless states profoundly change the outlooks of Emperor Hadrian and Coalhouse Walker Jr. Despite being separated by centuries, both men go to extreme lengths for their perception of love, but when death intervenes they have curiously opposite reactions.
At the end of the text Amory proclaims in a rather dramatic fashion, “I know myself...but that is all” (213). His sense of himself is all that he feels he can truly understand. The outside world is alien to him and full of uncertainty. When Amory contemplates at the end on the situation of his own generation he concludes that they are set adrift, wrenched from the foundations that once held culture down solidly. “A new generation...grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken...” (213).
He wants us to feel the insane thoughts of Equus and experience the urge to follow to voice, but we must ask our selves; what divine spirit is this we see? There is nothing to it but the pure crazed madness of a boy. After reading the play you are left feeling sorry for the poor soul because he was never able to fit into society and the normality, but hear he is being forced into it. Shaffer uses the word insane is strong context because as the author he has cont... ... middle of paper ... ...ely worthless,’ Salieri survives only to see himself become extinct as Mozart’s posthumous reputation increases. For thirty-two years Salieri nurses his hate, refusing to be God’s joke and demanding to be remembered, ‘if not in fame, then infamy.’ Thus, he composes ‘a false confession’ in which he explains ‘how I really murdered Mozart—with arsenic—out of envy!’ Then, as the sun rises and the play draws to its conclusion, he cuts his throat with a razor.
The critics; the media; the same people who adored and worshipped Morrison when he was a do-good American pop icon pushed their beloved son until he couldn't handle life any more. They criticized and publicly crucified Jim Morrison for having an open mind and expressing himself through his music. The same country that was built on the right that gave every citizen allowance to voice his or her opinion on the state of society killed Jim Morrison for doing just that. The land of the free....... Jim was led to his demise by the cruel surrounding we call our society. He couldn't take the pain anymore, so there was one surefire way to end it all.
At one point, he wrote a song that would later become stolen from him by Dennis Wilson and famous by the Beach Boys called, “Never Learned Not to Love.” This more likely than not, caused him great pain and incredible rage. He wanted to be famous for his music, and for it to be taken from him could have possibly began his prejudice attitude towards Hollywood and famous celebrities. Prejudice is the preconceived negative judgement of a group and its individual members. His prejudice only grew towards those like Sharon Tate, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and other incredibly famous people of that time. Manson and his family didn’t personally known Tate, but during the sixties she was the pinnacle of success for any young, and beautiful actress.
This vulnerability leads to a her moment of epiphany: "that people must live and die alone" (Anderson 120). Imprisoned in a life lacking in passion - spiritual and sexual - Reverend Curtis Hartman, in "The Strength of God," struggles to find his purpose in life. He wonders "if the flame of the spirit really burned in him" (Anderson 148). Breaking a sacred window satisfies his voyeuristic desires, but he remains in emotional turmoil. In the moment of epiphany, he smashes the window beyond repair with the revelation that his struggle was "a trial of my soul... in preparation for a new and more beautiful fervor of the spirit" (Anderson 155).
Both Woodgate and King have a plentiful supply of imagery in their speeches to grasp attention and create interest. Woodgate describes the hostility and jeering as 'vicious, rabid hyenas' and similarly, King depicts racial injustices as "quicksands" in "the valley of despair." King's "Promised Land" speech contrasts dramatically with his 'I have a dream' speech and Woodgate's "We shall overcome" speech. He appears to be telling almost a life story - it seems to be sombre and apprehensive, "I may not get there with you" and "But it doesn't matter with me now." 'Did he know he was going to get killed?"