Discussion of sex was taken as something extremely personal and confined to closed door conversations. Parents and elders did not use to discuss issues relating to sex with their children at all. This attitude of the society was giving rise to social dilemmas within adolescents in the communities. Adolescents were experiencing emotions pertaining to sexual desires but they didn’t know the meaning behind those emotions and feelings. The play “Spring Awakening” addressed such a bold issue and brought this taboo topic to limelight in public to make them understand the changing requirements of changing times (New York Times, 2006).
The theme of the play is sex orientation among teens and the arousal of feelings and emotions of youth and the desire to meet the sexual requirements of an adult human body. The play was performed in 1892, as a musical act where various scenes were articulated based on various songs that were played to entertain the audience and also to help them understand the acts being performed in a better manner.
Though the play exhibited youngsters, teenagers and adolescents but its meaning and the underlying message was directed towards parents and mentors. The theme of the play demanded a change in the mindset of the audience and the need to understand the needs of maturing minds of growing children, children that are reaching puberty. The parents need to talk to their children and help them get across this very special, beautiful and significant phase of their lives. Without proper counseling and guidance children may astray away from the correct path of life and shall destroy their future forever, under the influence of intense feelings and emotions.
The play revolved around the central characters of children that are depicted to be entering the adolescent phase of their lives, becoming adults and developing sexual needs and body features of a grown up. The characters in the play are shown to