ENGL123 Final - Heather Birk ENGL123 Final 4A. Make a case...

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Heather Birk ENGL123 Final 4A. Make a case for one contemporary story (icon, celebrity, movie, comic, videogame, etc.) that seems to act like a myth for at least one sizeable group in our culture. [Contemporary means more or less late 20th century.] How does this story shape people's lives? Please don't use Princess Di, Superman, or JFK, since we already looked at those. Tupac Shakur died in a hospital on, (The Death of Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas) just 6 days after the vehicle he was in had faced sever gunfire. He was only 25 at the time of his death and had a very successful career as a rapper. The day of the shooting Tupac was in Las Vegas to watch his friend Mike Tyson fight (The Death of Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas) and was their with his record label Death Row records. Tupac was known for being a ‘gansta’ and even got into a scuffle that evening (The Death of Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas). Later he was riding in a car on his way to perform when out of know were a car pulled up and unloaded 13 rounds into the rappers ride (The Death of Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas). A great deal of conservatory and mystery surrounds Shakar’s death it could be because he was son young or that he was so successful, I believe it a combination of both. In addition his killer has never been brought to light. Many believe Tupac was killed under the orders of his record label friend Suge Knight (Labyrinth), who just happen to be driving the car that this tragedy took place in. Some wish to think that Tupac is still alive and people have even reported sightings of seeing him (Whitworth). The thought is
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that he faked his own death so he could be safe or just wanted to start a new life. Some have even speculated that he wanted to turn Knight in for his illegal actions and that the
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