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Diagnostic Essay         The Award Winning Musical Rent Has Had A

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Diagnostic Essay The Award winning musical Rent has had a positive emotional effect on me since attending the show in 1997. It has an effect on my outlook on life, my outlook on and acceptance of others, and my future career goals. This piece of art has inspired me in many ways and has had a tremendous positive emotional effect on me. The musical Rent is about a group of artists (actors, filmmakers, and singers) living in the East Village section of New York City. They are dealing with various problems in life, everything from drugs and diseases to rejection from society. They each live life to the fullest and believe in themselves and support each other as a small community. This support that they demonstrate has helped me have a positive outlook and life and to help others. Rent has inspired me to live my life to the fullest and to not let anyone or anything stand in my way. One of the major lyrics in Rent is used over and over again and has become a motto for my life. The lyric is "No Day But Today." This simple lyric means live your life to the fullest everyday and not worry about the little things in life that may try and get you down. Some of the characters in the show are living with the AIDS or HIV virus. They sing about not living in the past or the future but living in the present and to cherish every day that they are alive. There are many things in life to be accomplished; this slogan is one to live by. Rent is about people from all walks of life. The people are different from myself, but are able to identify with. Some of the characters are different by race, religion, or sexual orientation. Living in today's world, you will face people from all different backgrounds. This play has made me more aware of the differences in...

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