“What's wrong with the world, mama, People livin' like they ain't got no mamas” This verse illustrates how this generation of people that act off of impulse as if they have no home training or morals being reckless in the decisions that have lasting consequences that not only affect the individual but others as well. Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism, But we still got terrorists here livin' In the USA, the big CIA The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK. This verse talks about all the violence that happens overseas like the feud with Iraq but more so the feuds that we have on the day to day basis: Gang violence, senseless killings over drugs and crimes the actual harm that we cause to each other. But if you only have love for your own race then you only leave space to discriminate and to discriminate only generates hate and when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah Madness is what you demonstrate. In this verse it talks about the tolerance and open- minded; we must have for everyone and not just our own race because to do so only leads to prejudice discrimination.
The verses and lyrics are powerful or we can say strong, unforgiving and feel more outrageous since they are joined by this continuing, all the more calm, establishment society music. It was created in the midst of the Vietnam war, the lyrics can be significant today for each one of the disputes where standard people are losses and specialists the guilty parties, disguising themselves as protections of their people. Americans had a frightening time at the beginning of 1960’s. Americans citizens were quite scared for their own and their families life because according to the citizens to participate in the Cold War was an unnecessary and silly thing to do as it was dangerous and could take many lives. The country pretty much needed someone
The poem “The White House” written by Claude McKay is a poem about the struggle of McKay. The sonnet was written in the 1920’s about the segregation of America showing the disrespect and trouble McKay went through. This essay will explore the opinion of everybody body should be treated equally as every human has the right to deserve the equal respect because there will be a lot of harm caused to the opposition. This idea has been shown through the use of metaphor, simile, and oxymoron. Overall, this essay will show that the law of segregation has a very negative impact on the general public as humanity was destroyed.
Many civilians during the 1960s were against the United States entering the war in Vietnam, and males were worried that they would be picked in the draft. This song encapsulates the feelings of angst and worry that resonated with Americans because they could directly relate to the lyrics. Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” is often times mistaken for an anti-war song, but is actually about the riots that occurred on the Sunset Strip in California in the 1960s. Known as one of the most prominent protest songs of the time, it speaks about the injustices people felt during the 1960s. Los Angeles officials implemented a curfew that people were strongly against, and therefore protests ensued.
Mad Men and The Waste Land depict two modernist themes: decay and apathy – the depiction of these two themes are different in each work. The Waste Land is a post-WWI poem that depicts a pessimistic approach on how people ought to live – focuses on European culture. Mad Men is a TV show that explores American culture and takes place during the beginning of the Vietnam War. After thorough scrutiny of the two works, it appears that war is the major cause of the challenging and onerous nature of the modernist period for many people. In The Waste Land, a common English idiom (signifying the closing of a pub) “Hurry up please, it’s time!” is used to show men drowning their sorrows in alcoholic beverages (Eliot, 35).
Their livelihood, educational chances and every aspect of their lives are impacted through racism, ostracized, bias, prejudice. Such detrimental traits erode society as a whole. This may affect many generations, become complicated and an entrenched social issue, that is ingrained in the population 's psyche, and form parallel societies at odds with each other such as in the USA these days. “Some offensive remarks may, on the surface, appear harmless. But seemingly innocuous offences snowball into more pernicious forms.
After the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, the citizens of the United States went into a frenzy. Feeling betrayed by their government, the citizens rallied until the American troops were brought home from Vietnam. (Source D) This is a good example of when the US should not get involved in foreign affairs. This is because, during the Vietnam war, the Red Scare was making people worried about communism taking over and destroying the world. This craze resulted in the rash decision by political leaders to intervene in Vietnam.
Tupac truly believes that standing up for one 's beliefs is essential to one 's true freedom. Transcendentalism is found in this song when Tupac talks about the government and the future of today 's youth. He believes it is doomed because our government does not provide support to the people in the nation with struggling with poverty; he encouraged impoverished people to fight back against the corruption and stand up for what they believe is right. Shakur also disliked the government because of its flaws in its policies. The government criticized Tupac who was sending messages to the youth that could seem negative.
Many people do not like their position in this world. For instance, they are vexed from working at a low paying job or pursuing a higher education. And, when they hear of a draft into the military, they go for it eventually regretting their choice, attempting to dodge the draft, change their minds, but cannot do so because they are already in the war. In order to challenge this prevailing ideal, Tim O'Brien wrote The Things They Carried as a memoir of his experiences during the Vietnam war, and to proclaim the injustices of the government towards the soldiers. Therefore, O’Brien’s odyssey in the war not only impacted his life but for all the other veterans as well, challenging the underlying power of the government in America through the unfair orders that they gave the soldiers and the little help that they gave the soldiers with mental illness.
From the title alone one gets an idea of mockery, disgust and hatred arousing for someone or something. The theme of anger and corruption is carefully displayed throughout this poem since the speaker is upset, displeased and tired of the ways things are going in his or her home country. Isms and Schisms was two concepts that was used by Bob Marley, isms primarily referred to all the things such as economic, social and political conflicts which divided or separated society. Schisms was all the things which kept society apart preventing communication and sharing of opinions. From this poem one could understand that the speaker is terribly hurt, angry and disappointed as to how corrupted the society has become in which he or she is living in.