Essay about Analysis Of Michael Jackson 's ' Man And The Mirror '

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Man in the Mirror The “Man in the Mirror” music video shows its audience that the world was once falling a part. This song was originally written by Siedah Garrett and performed by Michael Jackson. In this song from 1987, Michael Jackson shows his audience scenes of destruction, poverty and overall a world where nothing seems to be fair. This song is sung in the genre of soul. Artists commonly produce music in this specific genre to touch the hearts of their listeners. They do so in a way in which they form emotional connections with their audience. In “Man in the Mirror,” Michael Jackson portrays a world of poverty and injustice, however he does so in a way that convinces his viewers to change their ways by doing what is right. Michael Jackson, otherwise known as the “King of Pop” was born on August 29, 1958 and passed away on June 25, 2009. Growing up, Jackson was always one whom was involved in singing and performing. He first started off as the lead singer of the Jackson 5 along side of his brothers. This song, “Man in the Mirror,” was originally written by a woman named Siedah Garrett. In the eyes of Garrett, the purpose of this song was to show an “individual struggling to reconcile himself to society, self-image, and personal responsibility” (Shmoop Editorial Team Par 2). The general audience in which this song is intended for could be almost anyone. More realistically however, it is leaning more towards adults. The reason being is that adults have the power to…

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