Essay about Analysis of Jack Johnson's Cookie Jar

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Analysis of Jack Johnson's Cookie Jar Jack Johnson’s song, “Cookie Jar” is a powerful influence to challenge the beliefs and values of western society. The song is all about blaming what you have done on someone else, hence the title Cookie Jar. The title is “Cookie Jar” because of the old saying “Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar, Who me, Yes you, No not me” this means that we are always trying to find someone else to blame, rather than ourselves, we try to find a scapegoat to get us …show more content…

The repetition of “turn it around” makes the listeners think about what should they do and what can they do to try to stop things like children playing with guns, because the repetition makes the listeners hear it more then once and therefore the will absorb it more and remember it , so they can turn it around. Jack Johnson is writing about how children are influenced by what they see on TV. In this song the boy watches violent shows that have people shooting each other with guns, the child now sees guns as something you are able to use on people and kills another child. “Sure I pulled the trigger but it needed to be done, Cause life’s been killing me ever since it begun” this means that even the boy is blaming his misdeeds on life, this challenges the beliefs of society because the boy is saying life is bad now, and there isn’t much good in life. TV has a large influence upon children and there shouldn’t be shows with guns and violence on at a time when children might be watching TV. The second stanza also makes listeners argue whether or not parents are doing their job by actually being a parent and looking out for their children, this can

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