Analysis Of Man In The Mirror

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Man in the Mirror, by Michael Jackson. Written by Siedah Garrett and Glen Ballard. – Audio text, song lyrics
“Man in the Mirror”, performed by Michael Jackson, and written by Siedah Garrett and Glen Ballard, is a song that was released in 1987 and was met with critical acclaim. “Man in the Mirror” (MITM) is a song with a bold social message, which confronts the injustices of the world before and during the year of release. In the song Jackson reflects on himself, and compares his privileged life to those that are less fortunate, and how ignorance to this problem does not help.
The song MITM is about social injustices, and how we all need to reflect on ourselves and make a change – no matter how small – in order to resolve problems such as homelessness and poverty. This is shown through the lyrics: “I’m starting with the man in the mirror” and “if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change”. The first line reflects that your change can be small, as long as the change starts with you. Examples of a change of this nature include: starting to give back to the homeless community by donating food or money, starting a charity to help impoverished people, or even just being more sympathetic and kind to those in need. The second lyrical quote reflects how the individual acts mentioned before, such as changing your own perspective on the issue of homelessness to be more sympathetic, may seem small, but stack up and make the world a better
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