The Changing Face of Woman on Bob Dylan's Early Albums
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This paper discusses how Bob Dylan has exerted a lasting influence on our culture and has altered our conception of what is possible within a popular song and particularly within its lyrics. It looks at how it is upon his sixties songs that his reputation rests and how throughout these songs he covered and developed a broad spectrum of themes, an important and reoccurring one being women. It explores the presentation of women in Dylan's early albums using a selection of songs which the author feels to be representative of each record.
From the Paper:"Another side of Bob Dylan (1964) was his last solo album until the 1990s. With the exception of one song, none of the songs had any overtly political theme. The album marked a shift from the public Dylan to a more private and introspective Dylan. The songs on the album offer personal explorations of love and focus on the nature of relationships.
To Ramona is fundamentally a break-up song in which the singer reluctantly takes his leave of a girl ensnared by the opinions of her acquaintances. It expresses feelings in a direct manner, yet is softened by reaching a moving and mature resolution in which he comes to accept the inevitability of the change, while refusing to shut the door completely on any future possibility of reunion."
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