6 Kurt Cobain Jim Morrison Differences And Similarities

Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison were more than leads of great bands. They were poets of their generations. Aside from being singers and song writers Kurt was also a musician, guitarist and mass-media phenomenon, and Jim was also a poet, film maker and writer. Their groups also had about a twenty year span in between them. But you can still see a pattern of similarity between their lives.
They both experienced hardships in their lives. There was a massive amount of stress put on their lives because not only did they have to worry about what they wrote but also what they said.
Influences for their writings came throughout there whole lives. Even as far back as childhood. Kurt was very damaged from his parents divorce. He confesses " I tried to make my head explode by holding my breath, thinking that if I blew up my head, they'd [mom and dad] be sorry." As for Jim, he grew up in a military family. His father was in the navy and was frequently not home. Jim seemed to grow a lack of respect for his family and authority. In an early days of his career one of the managers of the recording company asked what his parents will think. Jim replied that if anyone asked they were dead.
Another influential period in their lives was their school years. Kurt did not like school at all. In 1985 Kurt dropped out of high school. He wanted to write music and school was just getting in the way. In the next few years Kurt would meet Kirst Novoselic and together they started to play in Nirvana Jim's education on the other hand was complete, he graduated from UCLA. His aspirations were always to be a writer, poet. Jim also read a lot. His heroes were artist and writers. Together with Ray Manzarek he founded The Doors.
Kurt and Jim were both addicted to drugs and alcohol. Jim said that he went through a period when he drank because there was a lot of pressure put on him and he couldn't cope. Kurt also felt drugs made living life sometimes more bearable. Deep down Kurt knew drugs were bad. He said that "Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect."
Both bands reached success extremely fast. Suddenly Kurt and Jim became images which everyone wanted them to uphold. They couldn't live with the images any longer. Kurt was breaking down. He "genuinely hated the success because he realized, with horror when he reached it, that it involved being an image other people wanted, no longer what he wanted." Jim was also tormented. He could no longer live up to the mythology he himself had helped create. Because Jim Morrison didn't want to be a god. Jim Morrison wanted to be a poet." And this stress inside of them is what finally lead to their tragic and mysterious deaths at age 27.
The official coroner's report listed Morrison’s cause of death as heart failure, although no autopsy was performed. Questions persist over the actual cause of death. Some might say that it was heroin overdose. The person who saw his death was Pamela Courson, but this secret died with her. Drug-saturated, Kurt committed suicide on April 8, 1994. In his last letter he says "I'm too sensitive. I need to be slightly numb in order to regain the enthusiasm I once had as a child”
In conclusion we realize that Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison's lives are in fact very similar. Their great talents lead them quickly to stardom. And this stardom and their existing problems finally lead to their deaths. They helped change the music world forever with their new styles and techniques. They be forever memorialized.

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