Research Paper On Eminem

1921 Words8 Pages
Tzitlaly Chavez
Mr. Domino
Honors English IV
1 May 2015
Eminem Research Paper Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem has succeeded against all odds, growing up in a multitude of broken homes in the ghettos of Detroit, and fighting to rise to the top of African-American dominated art form. Eminem was constantly bullied and victimized, being told that he did not belong just for being white and that he was not going to succeed. He has proven that with desire, drive, and dedication anyone can accomplish their greatest goals no matter their background. Eminem has suffered to get to where he is today. The theme of suffering is embodied even in his music, “Lose Yourself” “Sing for the Moment” and “Not Afraid.” Each song demonstrates an area
…show more content…
In the 2002 film “8 Mile,” Eminem wrote, “Lose Yourself ” which won an Oscar for Best Original Song. The whole song is based on how he searched for a single opportunity to achieve his dream. He starts the song off with him asking “If you had one shot, or one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted. One moment. Would you capture it or just let it slip?”(-Lose.) Eminem did not let that opportunity slip from his grasp once he was given the chance to sign a record deal with Dr. Dre. All the tragic events that led to him being discovered, to final have his shot in the spotlight. Throughout the whole song, he expresses that once you get your shot to never let it go “do not miss your chance to blow, this opportunity comes once in a lifetime.”(-Lose.) “Lose Yourself” describes in a shorter version of his life trying to be respected as a rapper. The music video shows two sides to Eminem, the guy that had a hard time taking care of his family while trying to become a successful rapper. While the other side he comes home to his luxurious house but his own daughter does not even recognize him. This song reflects what it was like for him to go out and perform “ his palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy”-Lose. He would get…show more content…
Eminem knows he does not want to go back down that road. He has suffered from the time he was a child, but now he wants to “focus solely on handling my responsibilities as a father”.
Throughout the music video the scenes are of him in what seems like as perfect world but at a closer look the viewer can see that its is only part of the story, his actual walking through a broken town that could be seen as his mind that was broken ,but now he 's willing to pull his life together. He chose to get clean, in an interview he did with “60 Minutes” he admitted that he had not been sober for most if not all of his concerts. Eminem believed that he was ready for the fame but not as quickly as it came. He does not want to go back to the life he used to have; he wants to focus only on being a
Open Document