Lennon -- Dillon Aretz
What John Lennon was arguing for -- what he spent his own money on, spent his honeymoon promoting, and always advocated-- was simply peace. At one point in the movie, he simply speaks into a microphone, saying, "peace, peace, peace, peace, peace..." This uncomplicated message bothered many people who called it naive or impossible. What he was really getting at, though, was that it is only the world around us, the society that we have been brought up in that limits our concept of peace. His critics and detractors were merely bound to the world they knew. They considered evils like war and violence to be necessary evils. What Lennon was trying to get across was that there didn't have to be any necessary evils, there just had to be people willing to open their minds to peace. His music, while not truly successful at bringing about world peace, carries a lasting message that weighs on our minds today. Now, it may be true that, despite war prevailing, our perspective on what evils are necessary has changed. As long as the message of peace is preserved in thought and cultured down through generations, it will become more and more acceptable.