How Cultural Icons Become Immortal

Hypothesis:

Certain individuals have come to embody entire generations of people. When such people die "before their time" they become culturally "freeze-dried" and their message is even greater in death than in life.

This website discusses how four different icons, each from a different generation, have affected the people of their generation both during their lifetimes and presently in their death.

       

G.I. Generation   Silent Generation   Boomer Generation  Generation X