Viva La Vida

Viva La Vida
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  • Alex Choi and Zal Italia, Period 2
  • Theme
  • "Thy King is worst king."
  • Tone 
  • "Who would ever want to be king!"
  • Viva La Vida By Coldplay
  • Mood
  • The theme of the song " Viva La Vida," by  Coldplay is, when you have fame or power no one is honest. "Once you go there was never, never a honest word" (Coldplay 18). Which explains that people turn their back on you and are never honest with you anymore.
  • Allusion
  • "God, Raise the sea!"
  • The tone of the song is aggravating and regretful. "Oh, who would ever want to be king?" (Coldplay 27). This line shows that the speaker is regretful about being a king and saying who would ever want to be one.
  • Conflict
  • "We don't want you king, we want you dead!"
  • The mood of the song is gloomy and lonely. "Just a puppet on a lonely string" (Coldplay 26).  This explains how the speaker feels lonely after having fame and power because thats the price he had to pay.
  • In the song there is biblical allusions, one example of it is, "Seas would rise when I gave the word" (Coldplay 2). This is referring to the story in the Bible where Moses told God to make a path in the Red Sea so he and the Israelites could escape the Egyptian.
  • The conflict of the song is man versus society. "Revolutionaries wait - For my head on a silver plate" (Coldplay 24 - 25). This is example of man vs society because no one wants him to be king and they would rather have him dead.
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