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" The Doors. There's the known. And there's the unknown. And what
separates the two is the door, and that's what I want to be. Ahh wanna be th'
door. . ."
- Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison is often thought of as a drunk musician. He is also
portrayed to many as an addict and another 'doped up' rock star. These
negative opinions project a large shadow on the many positive aspects of
this great poet. Jim's music was influenced heavily by many famous
authors. You must cast aside your ignorance and look behind the loud
electric haze of the sixties music. You must wipe your eyes and look
through the psychedelic world of LSD. Standing behind these minor
flaws, you will see a young and very intellectual poet named Jim Morrison.
Jim Morrison's distraught childhood was a contributing factor to
Jim's fortune and his fate. As a young child, Jim experienced the many
pains of living in a military family. Having to move every so often, Jim and
his brother, and sister never spent more than a couple of years at a
particular school. Jim attended eight different schools, grammar and High,
throughout his schooling career. This amount of traveling made it hard for
a young child to make many friends. In high school, Jim had an especially
hard time, "The only real friend he made was a tall but overweight
classmate with a sleepy voice named Fud Ford " (qtd. in Sugerma...