Twenty One Pilots In Arthur Miller's The Grapes Of Wrath

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Twenty One Pilots, a band of many genres and views, was formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 2009. The group decided to call themselves Twenty One Pilots after the man who chose to do the best for his family after killing twenty one pilots in, All My Sons, by Arthur Miller. This duo is not the normal run of the mill band. They are heavily influenced by the multitude of modern day political and social issues we have, all of which can also be found in, The Grapes of Wrath. These issues consist of industry, social pressure, and hopelessness. Firstly, Industry has always been a recurring problem spanning across decades. Twenty One Pilots does not let this issue go unnoticed, or let it confine them to the limits that the music industry has in mind for…show more content…
Secondly, social pressure is also a massive dilemma at the time of The Joads and now. An example of such influence from Twenty One Pilots is in their song, “Stressed Out”. Along with the focus of childhood, it also has bouts of insecurity that is a result of pressure from society. “I was told when I get older all my fears would shrink, but now I 'm insecure and I care what people think. My name 's 'Blurryface ' and I care what you think.” This social pressure that he feels results in him naming himself ‘Blurryface’ because he 's just another nobody until he becomes societies somebody. In addition, the judgement he receives being a nobody makes him genuinely care about what the majority thinks. This is similar to the experience that The Joads have because they are trying to make ends meet in a new place, and be more than the labels given to them by society. Lastly, hopelessness has always been prevalent in our world. The first example of such influence is in the song “House of Gold”, “We 'll make pretend that you and me, Lived ever after happily”. This is a situation we often see, accepting that there is no hope and just going along with it instead of fighting it. Such theme is also in the song, “Ride”, “Yeah, I think about the end just way too much, But it 's fun to fantasize”. The theme of hopelessness that is seen with Twenty One Pilots reflects the same theme throughout The Grapes

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