Theme for the Fall of HTHI class of 2018
Just Another Brick in the Wall
Exploring the significance of the wall in relation to art and the self
"The song talks about how he [the student] had a personal wall around him from the rest of the world, and the teachers were just another brick in the wall." (referring to pink floyd's,The Wall)
Walls, are built not for security, but for a sense of security. The distinction is important, as those who commission them know very well. What a wall satisfies is not so much a material need as a mental one. Walls protect people not from barbarians, but from anxieties and fears, which can often be more terrible than the worst vandals. In this way, they are built not for those who live outside them, threatening as they may be, but for those who dwell within. In a certain sense, then, what is built is not a wall, but a state of mind.
"Without walls, we would all certainly die of boredom. That’s why, if we don’t find them in the real world, we have to invent them."