Lin Manuel Miranda, actor, lyricist, composer, singer, and songwriter. A lengthy title, but one that is well deserved and well earned. Although there are many talented musical artists, Lin is one of the best, some might even say the best. His work is well known, appeals to a variety of people, and teaches something to those who listen to it; whether that may be a lesson about love, life, and betrayal, or whether it is about finding one’s self.
Different denominations have varying worldviews however the Christian view is a worldview that is Christ centered and based upon the teachings of those found within the bible. Like a normal worldview, it is a framework of ideas and beliefs through which a Christian individual interprets and interacts with the world. It is to essentially love and server God. It allows a Christian to make sense of their world and life. This is a view that begins with a God who embraces those outside of himself, who planned a redemption that centered on sacrificing himself of behalf of the Christian people.
He now understands that in a horrible situation you can either decide to let life take its course or take control and choose you own outcome. Secondly, the lyric “All the hate that you've heard has turned your spirit to a dove” is explaining how all the hate and pain he has endured has empowered him to overcome the criticism and be at peace with himself (Dragons). Another example of a literary device is “Falling like ashes to ground/ hoping my feeling they would drown” (Dragons). This is a perfect metaphor to describe how he felt in that moment. The lyric hints that he was depressed and didn't know how to handle the situation.
Paul experiences this deep sorrow and depression because he feels that he has been completely robbed of his sentiment. Furthermore, Paul feels that because of war’s ability to manipulate his feelings into becoming almost static, he has no choice but to have self control and bottle up his emotions. This emphasizes the fact that war causes pain by twisting a soldiers emotions so they fall into a deep despair and begin to crumble, until eventually they are left with nothing but a skeleton of what they once were. Moreover, In the same conversation with his mother, Paul wishes to be taken back in time so he can escape the anguish he currently feels: “Ah! Mother, Mother!
These themes raise questions about what faith is and the qualifications of gaining and strengthening it. The song opens with the line, “I need you to soften my heart and break me apart.” Scripture gives examples of God softening and hardening hearts. In the Old Testament, God hardens Pharaoh’s heat. In the New Testament, God softens Paul’s heart on the road to Damascus.
The song has lyrics that express feelings of regret, sorrow, and the loss of love just like Holden goes through depression and talks about his friends and family he misses a lot. Holden does not have any close friends and has lost his best friends. He experiences a lot
Escalator of Redemption There is always a chance for a scar to heal, no matter how long it is left to fester. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, since his childhood, Amir feels guilty towards his beloved ones. The more Amir acknowledges mistakes he makes and how they accumulate, the more redemption he yearns to achieve. Amir’s guilt originates after feeling accounted for his mother’s death—Baba’s true love.
You must keep going, create new relationships, and forgive yourself for your shortcomings. Ultimately, never forgiving the past leads to a life of regret and sorrow. Nick watched Gatsby struggle and fight to repair the past, but Nick also watched to see Gatsby’s lifeless body float further from his dreams of Daisy. Gatsby’s shortcomings in the past make this book meloncholy and relatable to the reader.
In conclusion, breaking this curse has been a top priority of mine. Now that I have my own family I know what to do and what not to do. I understand the issues that my family has and decide to be more loving, accepting, and forgiving to everyone, but mostly to my own children. Even though these issues continuously tear my family apart, deep down I know they care for one another. With my son, I will teach him the importance of family.
How can one make so many mistakes in life and still be forgiven as if they did not do anything wrong? In the novel Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton, religion was an important point throughout the whole novel. The main character, Stephen Kumalo, who simply goes by Kumalo, was a black South African priest who revolved his life around his family and God. There had been many times in Kumalo’s life where his feelings and actions had been the results of devoting his life to God. Paton continually mentioned the importance of faith in this book and what it meant to each of the characters present.
Sadness in Aldean’s voice shows the difficulty involved in trying to get over the girl. He uses the same concept in his song “Miss That Girl”. The name is pretty self-explanatory. Aldean sings about a girl who he can never replace. A girl of which like no
Have you ever been to an event or party that had horrible music? If so, then you know that it has a negative affect on the guests. The music choice is crucial to having a good time. Music affects peoples moods and I would want to make sure people had an enjoyable experience. If I could choose the event to DJ at it would have to be a country wedding.
A song that speaks to me on multiple levels is the song Brother by NEEDTOBREATHE ft. Gavin DeGraw. NEEDTOBREATHE is a mainly Christian music group, and they added Gavin DeGraw to give the song a more modern name. In a concise summary, the song is about an individual getting slowly worn down by the insanity of life, but always having a brother, or a friend, there by their side. I originally found this song while I was listening to a Christian radio station, and I couldn’t stop listening to it. When I first heard the song, I was going through some really tough times with my family, and it really reminded me that no matter what, I would always have God with me even if I had no one else.
Our first unit we looked at was short stories, poems and songs. We figured out how some songs have similar messages to some short stories. Colbie Caillat’s song ‘Try’ is similar in many ways to Alessia Cara’s ‘Scars to your beautiful’ because they both state that society has made the ‘perfect person’ that girls should look up to and make themselves that person. Both songs also connect with the short story ‘Harrison Bergeron’ by Kurt Vonnegut because the handicaps placed on people link to girls wearing makeup to be ‘pretty’ like someone else.