All eyes on me analyzed through the Aristotelian principles of a tragedy
“All Eyes on Me’’ is one of the music biopics ever made in the history since it is too confusing for the audience to understand the work and the life of rap prophet Tupac Shakur, Directed by Benny boom. The Drama is about injustice in character’s real life when he’s arrested in Oakland for jaywalking by a Whiteman with this incident he becomes a rap star making new era of rap as a racial politics. The drama presents the incident that resulted in rape and murder charges brought against Tupac ruining his life and career. In prison however the he proves himself innocent by telling his story in an interview, this interview later after his death became a movie.’’ Tupac Shakur …show more content…
Similarly in Boom’s All Eyes on Me he shares a series of tragedies that happens in every black man’s life across United States during 1960’s. The tragedy is in dramatic form leading to incidents that has fear and pity where the main character faces inequality in his race and he fights the system through his songs and lyrics. Tupac Shakur was raised by a single mother as his step father had to stay underground for being United States’ most wanted man. This incident resulted in his mother taking drugs and he had to look after his little sister and an addicted mother therefore he starts to introduce a new way of fighting inequity through songs (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008). His song was called rap but he was sentenced for murder, rape and he had to spend his life behind the bar writing lyrics. He was even shot five times but he survived and fulfilled his dream but he was again shot to death. The suffering that the characters in the movie went through evokes fear and pity as well as admiration for them giving the audiences …show more content…
Aristotle lists six formative elements of tragedy he gives the primary place of importance to the plot. According to Aristotle’s Plot is like soul of tragedy; it is the principle of tragedy. Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effects .All eyes on me begins with an interview with 2 Pac Shakur in prison he narrates about his childhood being a nightmare where he was bullied by both white and black schoolmates therefore he had to leave school and started to work in a small music studio. conflict refers to a point of time in which all of the major characters have been introduced, their motives and allegiances have been made clear, and they have begun to struggle against one another similarly the protagonist has to face many conflict starting from his childhood for example he had to support his family and he had to fight race system, he even have to find finical support for his songs and he had many enemies. Rising action starts with a conflict, for example, the death of a character. The inciting incident is the point of the plot that begins the conflict. It is the event that catalyzes the protagonist to go into motion and to take action. Rising action involves the buildup of events until the climax (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008). Tupac Shakur finds a way to change the world of racial discrimination through love and songs
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The book I chose to read is Tupac Shakur:The Life & Times of an American Icon. This book hasn’t been out for very long. It’s publication date was January 26, 2010 so it is a somewhat newer book. Fred and Tayannah examined very closely and did a great deal of research to write this book. They had to examine all the theories and myths about Tupac Shakur. So i’m guessing you can imagine how hard they worked to write & publish this biography.
This incident triggered massive riots in Los Angeles areas. Tupac was aware of the violence and saw no change from decades ago; racism was alive and thrived in the streets of America.
Throughout the song, Tupac gives an inside look on the social problems affecting African-Americans and suggests possible solutions. In the first stanza of the song, Tupac first talks about how certain social issues are linked together; he makes a correlation between his skin color and being poor. Tupac says “I'm tired of bein' poor and even worse I'm black.” Then he explains how poverty causes crime by saying “My stomach hurts, so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch.” And finally, he demonstrates the relationship between police brutality and race by saying “Cops give a damn about a negro? Pull the trigger, kill a nigga, he's a hero.”
To help understand Tupac’s poem, you must grasp yourself around the image of a very young boy, who has no father, grew up in the rougher parts of New York, and was barely supported by his mother.
Tupac Amaru Shakur was a very influential person who overcame many difficulties. Tupac was a rapper of truth that spoke about the things that go on in the “Hood” and the unjust police. He was treated differently because he was black and was even arrested for jaywalking. After he was arrested he was beaten by the cops who wanted him to “learn his place”(Joseph 29). This shows how bad Tupac had it because he was African American. Tupac died an early death at 25 because of a brewing rivalry between the East and West Coast rappers. Shakur was a person who would stand up for what he believed in no matter the cost and died fighting for that. He never let anyone win a battle that he was determined to win and always knew what he was fighting for. His mother was the same, as a loyal member of the Black Panther Party, a group that protected all African Americans from police brutality. Tupac was literally born to be a fighter and carried on his mother's legacy. Despite his rough life, Tupac Shakur became one of the most influential rappers of all time.
Everyone knows a guy by the name of Tupac Shakur, but how do people know Mr. Shakur? Maybe it is by the hardcore gangster and obscene rap lyrics directed towards people, more so aimed towards his east coast rivals. As years went on, more and more people viewed a handful of Tupac’s music as a true work of art, containing strong messages along with stories from his troubled childhood and young adulthood. Later on in both Tupac’s life and career, he began to realize the demise of the African American culture as a whole. During his last stint in prison, not only did he realized all of this wrongdoing throughout this life, but also the negative influence rap and hip hop had over the young African American community. What happened during his incarnation,
Tupac was born to parents of The Black Panther Party, a revolutionary party standing for the rights of African Americans. Having being born into a family of poverty and black activists, Tupac was well aware of the importance of the issues that he highlights in this song as he himself had experienced them first hand.
A few years later his family moved to the West Coast in California where he began to to grew as an artist. In 1995, he became a solo artist and signed to Death Row with label CEO Marion “Suge Knight. That same year he also dropped his album Me Against the World . He record this album while he was in jail. According to a BET article, he was arrested for a felony with a deadly weapon. Despite his issues of being in prison, he was the first artist to go Number One on the Billboard charts while he was in prison. On September 7th 1996, Tupac was gunned down and was pronounced dead after 6 days of fighting for his life. As an artist he spoke a lot of violence and how to be aware of the society that everyone is exposed to. He spoke to the youth and was actively involved in the group the Black Panther which emphasizes equity and black power. Tupac music had meaning and emotion behind it that most struggling people in the urban community could connect to which made his so popular because people could relate. According the Rolling Stone index, Tupac was viewed as “one of the most dynamic, influential and self destructive pop stars of the Nineties.” Despite him going to jail for his wrong doings, he was a man who spoke only of the
To gaze into the lyrics of both Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur is like living in the ghettos of New York City where violence never stops. Both of these artists grew up seeing and living a life filled with violence. Gunshots and drive-byes, death and murder were a daily occurrence. Although the lyrics of both artists are simply telling their life stories and how hard it was to grow up in their “hoods” they contain vulgar, hateful, and sexual verses that send the wrong message to their listeners. Whether these listeners are teens or adults, white or black, they are continually sending notions of hatred and fear through their lyrics and actions. Ultimately,
Independently, Shakur’s lyrics suggest the inequalities he has experienced throughout his life and of his race in general. In the first verse, Shakur expresses his upbringing without a father and the struggles with the racial tension in his neighborhood. He implies that he has been pushed into a world of violence and crime because of his low socioeconomic status. He states that peace can only be attained if the African Americans are offered a place in the society. The second verse focuses upon the broader oppression of the black body where he addresses the police violence and inequalities of the system. His lyric analyzes the violence in the streets and the fear of police officers that are willing to shoot him because he appears threatening. Finally, the third verse expresses that he is still waiting on things to change, yet the answer is not present. The greater meaning to his
Capture Attention- “Too Many Murders, Too Many Funerals, and Too Many Tears. Just seen another brother buried plus I knew him for years. Passed by his family, but what could I say? Keep yo’ head up head up and try to keep the faith and pray for better days” (Tupac).
Tupac Shakur released the song “Keep Ya Head Up” first in 1993 on his album “Strictly for my N.I.G.G.A.Z.”, then as a single in 1994. Tupac’s “Keep Ya Head Up”, one of his most notable and recognizable singles, received acclaim upon its release and continues to do so. The record centers on the social climate in the 90’s, and Tupac’s own experiences from his youth. Around the time of the song’s release, Tupac’s indictment in a rape case colored the reception of the song although it remained mainly positive. Tupac speaks on multiple issues through his lyrics, making it effective as a critique of society; moreover, the other creative devices he uses – phrasing, rhythm changes, and samples – make the song effective as an artistic project and back up his social message.
In this book written by Greg Kading a former LAPD officer who spent twenty-five years dealing with complex cases like this one retired to later write this book in 2010. He gives some interesting details and reflections from each person who accompanied Biggie and Tupac when they were murdered. Starting from small time rappers and drug dealers to big time musicians and actors, Hollywood sure can change the
When most people hear the name Tupac, they think of a tattooed thug, a gangsta rapper killed in a tragic shooting who only got what was coming to him, a man who lived by the gun, and who died by the gun. However, those people probably have never taken a chance to look beyond what their eyes tell them, past the ignorance and into the depths of the man who really was Tupac.
According to Aristotle’s definition of tragedy, the plot of a tragedy is above all the most important element, and for one to write a successful tragedy, one must have an excellent plot. In his Poetics, Aristotle lists four