The Times They Are A Changin Summary

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The poem The Times They Are A-Changin’ was written in 1963, right in the course of the Civil Rights Movement and the ubiquitous manifestation of the liberal society issues. The poem starts with the lines that nobody is perfect, hinting that both blacks and whites need to do something about making their lives better. Regardless of the racial origin and educational background, everybody has a chance of building a successful career, and from the perspective of the historical criticism, this comparison might imply the difference between Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. While the first one grew up in the middle-class white-dominated neighborhood of Atlanta, GA, the latter one grew up in lower-class poor neighborhood of Omaha, NE. The author

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