Nowadays,with the growing power of musicians on our society, protest songs can be thebest thing coming out of artists, who influence the way we act and think. Butprotest songs are not new. We have two great examples of how protest songs shouldbe done.
Those are: Kendrick Lamar “Alright” and Bob Dylan “Blowing in thewind”.Bothsongs use a lot of rhetorical questions which demonstrates an attempt oftalking to the public, in order for them to get the message that the artistsare trying to pass on: in Bob Dylan´scase the attitude against war; in Kendrick´s case the attitude against racism .Theamount of repetitive words present in both songs also is one of the maincharacteristics of the way they tried to spread their ideas. The answer for theproblems raised in the songs is always delivered with the same sentence but notwith the same meaning.BobDylan answer to all of the problems is basically none, just because there is noanswer, which indicates lack of faith in change, while in Kendrick Lamar case,is answer to all of the problems has the same value as Bob Dylan´s, but it isshared in a much more positive way which indicates a lot of confidence in thefuture.Protestsongs should be treated as treasures, just because of their capacity torepresent the problems that our society has to go through all of the time.