Jim Morrison Research Paper

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“There are things known, and things unknown, and in between are the Doors.” - Jim Morrison. James Douglas “Jim” Morrison, an American poet, singer/songwriter, and philosopher. He was a leader of the counter culture movement towards the late 1960’s, a seductive, sensual, personification of what the youth in America wanted to be. The lizard king answered to no one but his own whims and desires. The establishment hated him, the youth loved him, and the rest of the world, didn't quite know what to make of him. Was he a genius? Was he a druggie and an alcoholic, hell bent on his own destruction? Was he a lover? Was he a shaman, one of the great mystics of our time? Or was he simply a lost soul floating through us for a brief period of time? One …show more content…
Woman, B-Side, Track 10) James Douglas “Jim” Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 to Clara Virginia and Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison in Melbourne, Florida. Shortly after the birth of his son Stephen returned to the Pacific Ocean to continue the fight against the Japanese during WWII. Clara Morrison was warm, gracious, thoughtful, considerate—a perfect captain’s wife (Riordan & Prochnicky, 1991, p. 26). With such caring and affluent parents it would seem that Jim would have a good life, however there were complications. Jim was a bright young child but was very insecure due to the lack of time spent with his father. When Jim’s sister, Anne Morrison was born, the little time with his father was cut in half, only adding to Jim’s eventual rebellion form his family. In addition Jim never truly had a place to call home, as an infant he lived in Pensacola, Florida briefly, then until he was three he lived with his mother and grandparents in Clearwater, Florida until after his father returned from the war in mid-1946, when the Morrison’s moved to Washington, D.C. for about six months, then to Albuquerque, New Mexico when Jim was four years old. It was here in Albuquerque, driving in the desert with his family at the age of 4, that Jim experienced one of the most tragic moments of his life, one he would later call “the most important moment of my …show more content…
“It was the shaman who relentlessly drove him to the very edge throughout his life” (Davis, 2004, p.

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