Analysis of Bohemian Rhapsody Essay

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Bohemian Rhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody was released October 31, 1975, and it was an instant hit; it stayed number one on the charts for nine weeks straight. Since then, people have tried countless times to interpret its meaning. Usually, the thought is that Bohemian Rhapsody is just about a man who committed murder and lived to regret it. “...when looking closer on its lyrics it is the most complex/multifaceted song ever written by Mercury, capable of thousands of different interpretations,” (Kokozej). As Daria Kokezej says, you must look deeper into the lyrics to find meaning. After all, the most light Freddie ever shed upon the song's meaning is that said it is “a personal song about relationships,” (Kokozej). Before you can …show more content…
Bulsara states that “he is loved by people all over the world, but of course none of them love him as much as his mother.” Levin also states that fortunately the love flows both ways, and Freddie seems to have tried to protect them (his family) from his excesses. So although Freddie must have had regret for telling his mother at first, it is clear that she loved him very much and they, as a family, worked through what ever hard times there were. It's the next set of lines that are a real curiosity: Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth. Mama, ooh, I don't want to die, I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all.

I find it curious because the first line coincides with the idea of immense regret and suicidal thoughts. The second two however, stray from suicidal regret, to a more mature understanding of the options in front of him. Instead of suicide, Freddie realizes that he just needs to face the truth. The truth that he doesn't really want to die and he doesn't regret his sexuality. He shouts to his mother, “Mama, ooh, I don't want to die.” He only regrets how his family must have taken his coming out of the closet. No, in fact, Freddie must embrace his sexuality and learn to simply deal with those around him. “I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all.” is a line that again insists upon death, or a lack of life that is, but with a slightly different attitude by Freddie. By saying this, he shows that
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