"Forgiveness, reader, is, I think, something very much like hope and love, a powerful, wonderful thing.
This is what they call imagery. The singer is saying be yourself do not follow others, be yourself and don’t let your perse stop you. Later on in the song it say,”The ice we skate is getting pretty thin/ The water’s getting warm so you might as well swim/ My worlds on fire. How about yours/ That’s the way I like it and i’ll never get bored.” (Smash Mouth) This entire line of the song describes stress and it will try to stop you from being you, but when he rose up and he made a difference and forgot all about the stress he once had. The first part of the lyric is a simile. The final lyric in the song that is important is,” Somebody once asked could I spare some change for gas/ I need to get myself away from this place/ I said yep, what a concept/I could use a little fuel myself/ And we could all use a little change.”( Smash Mouth) What he means by this is people ask him what he did to become this famous and he said,”you have to follow your dreams.” This is an example of a
Since the song was originally written in 2005, and then re appeared in the Fight With Tools album it makes sense that the song would by influenced by the war America was fighting in Iraq at the time. In 2003 the Bush administration decided to invade Iraq, and from then on until the present many Americans and non-Americans have died as a result of wartime violence. Even though the war went on many Americans really started to question the reason why the war was still going on if the weapons of mas destruction were already found, the reason given for the invasion of Iraq. Some also questioned the entire reason for the war; according to a MSNBC Documentary, “Some of the most senior officials in the U.S. government, including President Bush himself, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, asserted these claims in public with absolute confidence, even while privately, ranking U.S. military officers and intelligence professionals were voicing their doubts”(“ How the Bush Administration Sold the Iraq War”). However, the people did nothing and the war continued. The song was meant for people who wanted to change what is happening around
There’s a reason that English classes have students study Oedipus the King, A Raisin in the Sun, The Crucible, and many other titles in schools across the globe. Adding music to a story focused on a serious issue doesn’t impact the message that it carries to audiences. Musicals like Next to Normal, and South Pacific carry themes of extreme social struggle like racism and mental illness all with soundtracks that stand the test of time. What I love most about how theatre affects people is that most theatre kids are well adjusted due to the exposure to these wide ranges of themes, making them the best people to be around; theatre kids are well adjusted because of the awareness of theatre, and not necessarily juggling education and stage productions.
There are many fighting for their rights. This song is a wakeup call for America to set a better example for the next generation. People are hurting other people. Some are paranoid of what will happen next. Life should not be scary, but there are people afraid to walk out and be among the chaos. Everybody is against one another, and they are not willing to compromise. “It’s time we stop” and look at what we are doing and what has become of us. There are wars for ignorant reasons, there are people hurting, there are innocent children watching, WAKE UP AMERICA! The riots and wars are not worth all of this pain and suffering.
Before being able to completely appreciate musical films, one must be aware of their remarkable history and how they came into existence. According to an article written by Cara Schreffler:
This song is concentrated on the social construction of reality, which talks about about how “Ideas about reality also change over time” (Newman, 53). We can see this expressed in lines 32-33 in the song : “It just ain't the same, old ways have changed/New days are strange, is the world insane…” (lines 32-33) The band states how the world’s views and attitudes have changed and how there is uncertainly for the future. The band is questioning the values that they once lived up to. “Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity/Whatever happened to the fairness in equality/ Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity/ Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity…” (lines 71-74). They imply that individuals are swaying away from their values, as a result changing their reality.
Musicals were meant to bring exoticism to people so that people could enjoy and feel like they are somewhere for a couple of hours. What people didn’t see was the deeper meaning that some musicals brought to the surface like segregation, racism, body issues and LGBT. Hairspray and West Side Story are two musicals that bring deep meaning to their musicals if you look hard enough you will find them. Even though there is race faced in both Hairspray and West Side Story that build issues, yet the both come together as a group at the end.
Sammy Tague 2277 CTVR100 Online 5/11/17 Movie Viewing Assignment Of all the different genres of movies, horror is for sure my favorite type to watch. I was looking over the list of movies for this last assignment and my eye went straight to the horror section. After looking at all of the options for
In this song the band uses verses to show violent norms and states about how society still has hatred groups. The verses wrap around hatred groups with terrorism living in the United States. The song was written in the 2003 and states about then 9/11 attacks. “Nations droppin' bombs, Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones, With ongoing' sufferin' as the youth die young, So ask yourself is the lovin'
A symbol or Topic of Inner Struggle and Self-Reflection The symbolism in this song is that life is hard for other members of the society. This song regards a man trying/ resolving to alter his ways before starting to change the world. This
Amendment 11-27 11th amendment “Puke” - Eminem This song is about hating someone. It relate to the eleventh amendment because they not allow to sue citizens from other state they can hate them.
It is not true that the book only serves to bring together wonderful songs and dances. Today the book must be equally yoked to the songs and music of the musical. It is an important combination that makes a powerful performance. Jerome Kern understood this before anyone else and just about every musical made today has an important message, choreography, power actors and actresses who can sing their hearts out. We see this in Dream Girls, Chicago, and Rent. The stories are powerful portrayals of people fighting for what they want. Each musical follows their story and is accompanied by music that matches each situation and emotion.
There are over a dozen songs sung in this musical. In the musical the audience needs to be able to connect with the music to get a feel of the era, which requires a strong. By all means Frankie played by Hayden Milanes was not a let down. Milanes blew my expectation, he sounded like the original Frankie from the band. My ears can still hear the voice echoing through the halls. Milanes one weak point is that he did not have to much dynamic with the music. Another star that I thought had an outstanding voice was Bobby Gaudio played by Drew Seeley. He made a huge first immersion on the song “Cry for Me”. The music helps the audience realize the texture of the time and how important music was to the boys. To them it wasn’t about the money, it was more about the impact of there music. The company it self had many talents in them. The audience could not get enough all the songs, the songs were mesmerizing. The songs made the musical feel like the classics are the best. The Four Seasons’ were one of the best Rock and Roll legends, to me. The cast altogether had made The Four seasons come back to life. The Four Seasons’ made the hall echo and the audience could here the last notes ringing, if that isn't music I don't know what is. A lot of the musical credibility has to go to the Ben Hartmen, who conducted the orchestra, he made the music and the background music more
This song is the definition of standing out. Gavin Degraw is explaining that expressing the true you is way more important than following others, “I don't want to be anything other than me.” This song is about being yourself, but also to remember your roots and where you came from. You don't have to change who you are even if people try to change you. People should always try to have their true identity rather than try to fit in with the crowd. This song shouts to stay true to yourself and know that we are all our own individual beings who come in all shapes and sizes. We should be happy with who we are as well as our appearance. This song shows that that we need to be true ourselves and most of all love for ourself. As explained by Gavin,