Presentation on theme: "What is Goth?. Why do people become Goths? Most Goths become Goths because they have been spurned by 'normal' society because the way they want to live."— Presentation transcript:
What is Goth?
Why do people become Goths? Most Goths become Goths because they have been spurned by 'normal' society because the way they want to live their lives does not fit in with how most people are told to live theirs. Goths are free thinkers, people who do not accept the moral rules of society.
The Gothic stereotype Many stereotypes of Goths exist these days. It seems everyone has their own way to define 'what is Goth'. From the stereotypes based on clothing to music right up to the stereotypes of all Goths being Satanists. Categorically, all of these are false. The Goth scene is just as widely varied as society in general. There are many different professions represented in the scene. Many different musical tastes exist. The fashion varies vastly from Goth to Goth from the traditional flowing Victorian style garments to the buckled and studded style regalia.
How do I get into Goth? This is the simplest part. Go check out. Goths tend to be accepting and open minded. Just turn up to a club or event wearing all black and you’re already in the Goth scene. Goths have dropped all forms of prejudice. No one is afraid within the Goth scene, and no one has to hide their religion for fear of scorn from their peers or zealots wanting to convert them from the arms of Satan. This of course is the most important aspect of gothdom, and why most Goths became Goths in the first place, tolerance.
Symbols Egyptian symbol «Ankh» - a symbol of an eternal life. Other Egyptian symbols, like the «Eye of Ra», are often used too.
In Conclusion Movies such as The Crow, and bands such as the Bauhaus helped establish the gothic image as dark, depressing, and even evil. As more and more 'dark' movies came out, numbers in the gothic subculture expanded, and there is now a gothic community in almost every major city around the world. Nowadays there are more Goth bands around than ever, and it has turned from an 80's phenomenon into a way of life for many people.