Analysis of Bohemian Rhapsody

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Bohemian Rhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody was released October 31, 1975, and it was an instant hit; it stayed number one on the charts for nine weeks straight. Since then, people have tried countless times to interpret its meaning. Usually, the thought is that Bohemian Rhapsody is just about a man who committed murder and lived to regret it. “...when looking closer on its lyrics it is the most complex/multifaceted song ever written by Mercury, capable of thousands of different interpretations,” (Kokozej). As Daria Kokezej says, you must look deeper into the lyrics to find meaning. After all, the most light Freddie ever shed upon the song's meaning is that said it is “a personal song about relationships,” (Kokozej). Before you can …show more content…

Now however, he realizes that yes, death would be an easy way out, but it's not the only way and certainly not the path he will choose to take. All in all, Freddie did have support in being homosexual. As I said earlier, Mary Austin was understanding when she found out Freddie was homosexual, and she supported him for the rest of his life. The next section of the story is where Freddie truly embraces his orientation. He blossoms into his full potential after realizing that he is neither straight nor even bisexual. The first line in the next stanza is a metaphor in the first person; “I see a little silhouetto of a man.” I feel the line is conveying that Freddie is reflecting on the shadow he is, or was before coming out, and the man he could become by embracing his sexuality. Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango. Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright'ning me.

Scaramouche, according to Merriam-Webster , is a cowardly buffoon. Here he refers to himself; he is cowardly for hiding his sexual nature and he is a buffoon for not being himself. The Fandango is a fast paced Spanish dance and I think the lyrics refer to the fast paced dance that is his life. After he broke up with Mary, he had many relationships with men and consequently, I think he chose to describe his dance of love and lust as a Fandango. The thunderbolt and lighting refers to Freddie's larger than life appearance and stage presence. I think he wrote that he was