Analysis Of Jack Johnson's Cookie Jar

1648 words - 7 pages

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 out of the mess
that we have created. “Cookie Jar” challenges the beliefs and values
of western society because, in the song a young boy kills another
young child with a gun and he said that you cant blame him. His dad ,
the media man, the singer of the song and the maker of the movie, who
are all characters who’s jobs are their titles, movie maker, etc. all
say that they’re not to blame as well.

The narrative voice in “Cookie Jar” should be embarrassed to turn on
the TV, because it truly is embarrassing to see what people in a
western society now watch as entertainment and for gossip. In western
culture the media plays a big role in the values and attitudes of the
community, it explains to people what is currently happening and
people will always be gullible and believe everything they are told on
the TV, but Jack Johnson challenges this, by a part in his last stanza
in “Cookie Jar”, “It was magic at first, But it let everyone down, And
now this world is gonna hurt, You better turn it around, Turn it
around” These lyrics encourage and engage the views on Television in
its truths and values in society, the narrative voice here is telling
everyone how much of a let down it is, its not meant to be there for
teaching the world about violence and not taking the blame for
yourself. 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...

Find Another Essay On Analysis of Jack Johnson's Cookie Jar

Analysis of Themes in the Film "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson"

2201 words - 9 pages known for his unique boxing techniques and quickly worked up the ranks until he beat all those who challenged him. Throughout this period he challenged whoever was the World Heavyweight Champion of that time. Each champion denied Jack's requests, stating they would not fight a black man (Film). Jack Johnson's fighting ability became well known, and he drew huge crowds to his matches. This in turn drew large sums of money for Jack, allowing a

An analysis of the representation of social classes and wealth in Jamie Johnson's Documentary "The One Percent"

908 words - 4 pages It used to be that some were born with a silver spoon, others with a gold spoon or at least had the possibility to secure either for their upcoming generations. Now days, the richer are getting richer and the poorer are only getting poorer; or at least that is what Jamie Johnson argues is his documentary, “ The One Percent”. Johnson discusses how there is only a certain amount of people, a very exclusive percentage, that own most of

Analysis of Jack London´s To Build a Fire

638 words - 3 pages Jack London was a prominent Bay Area author and he, himself, had a heuristic experience with the Alaskan wilderness, much like the main character in his short story “To Build a Fire”. The aforesaid main character, simply referred to as “the man” endured the harshness of Nature in the Yukon, firsthand, and is accurately told due to London’s past experience with similar settings. The man and his companion, the dog, were unnamed and this, therein

Analysis of Jack London's "To Build a Fire"

823 words - 3 pages In Jack London's "To Build a Fire" we see a classic story of man against nature. In this story, however, nature wins. One reason that this is such a compelling and engrossing story is the vivid descriptions of the environment the nameless main character endures. Plot and characterization are brief, and the theme is simple. Yet this story is still a very popular story, and it has a mysterious quality that makes it great. Jack London starts

Critical Analysis Of Jack London's To Build A Fire

765 words - 3 pages . In the story "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, this is what happened. Because of the man's inability to see danger and his futile effort to cling on to life, London shows what happens when human nature deteriorates.The man's inability to see danger exemplified how unimaginative and shallow the man's thoughts actually are. Knowing that it is fifty degrees below zero or lower, the man still doesn't realize the danger and trouble he is in. He lacks

Character Analysis of Brother Jack and Brother Tod in Ralph Ellison’s, The Invisible Man

745 words - 3 pages seems to remain innocent and has no hard feelings towards any of the other characters in the novel. I believe this causes him to miss out on some of the stories true meanings and important events. Early in the novel the narrator agrees to become the Brotherhood’s spokesperson, which in my opinion enables the Brotherhood to use him. Although in time, his intelligence allows him to rebel against this conflict. Ellison uses Brother Jack, the

William Goulding's "Lord of the Flies" as an Allegory. Provides analysis for symbolism and the allegories of Piggy, Ralph, Jack, the Lord of the Flies, and fire

936 words - 4 pages is the only one allowed to speak. Jack first instituted this when he said "I'll give the conch to the next person to speak" (Golding 33). As the story progresses, the conch looses its power and influence over thechildren and is eventually crushed when Piggy is trampled by a boulder. This marks the end of any democratic and civilized society on the island.Piggy represents intelligence and mortality. He acts with reason like a grownup would in his

Essay on Internet Privacy - Cookies and Privacy on the Internet

1398 words - 6 pages their use.   For those not familiar with the internet type of cookie, http://www.cookiecentral.com/ provides the definition of a cookie and some of the ways they are used. The site states, "a 'cookie' is a small piece of information sent by a web server to store on a web browser so it can later be read back from that browser." When you visit a cookie-using site on the web, that site will save a small text file in your browser's folder or

Burglary residential

1001 words - 4 pages be used to catch the burglar. Finally, a list of people that knew that money was kept in the cookie jar in the kitchen should be questioned as it is likely that this information is only shared by a small circle of people. • How would you document, collect, and package these items of evidence for preservation and future analysis? When collecting latent prints it is important to first determine if the surface is porous or non-porous. In the second

Plural Inflection

1239 words - 5 pages interacting with other speakers. According to Roberta M Golinkoff author of the book, The Transition from Prelinguistic to Linguistic Communication "children acquire the inflectional plural {-s} morpheme by memorizing forms on case-by-case basis without regard for general patterns or rules."(p. 14). Children learn that adding /s/ to the end of a word it means more then one. For example, my little cousin asked me "can I have a cookie from the cookie jar

Acquisition of Plural Infection

1336 words - 5 pages , my little cousin asked me "can I have a cookie from the cookie jar" so I gave him one cookie and he said, "no I mean cookies give me more." Because children make their own grammatical rule they will some times misuse the plural {-s} inflection causing a grammatical error. Overgeneralizing is what causes children to misuse the inflection. Children at this age have not yet comprehended the difference between regular verbs and

Similar Essays

Thematic Analysis Of Jack London's White Fang

932 words - 4 pages Thematic Analysis of Jack London's White Fang White Fang, written by Jack London, is a wonderful adventure novel that vividly depicts the life of a wolf by the name of White Fang. Throughout the course of the novel, White Fang goes through numerous learning experiences as he interacts with humans and other wolves from Alaska around the turn of the century. Jack London uses the events that transpire during White Fang's life to illustrate

Analysis Of South Of The Slot By Jack London

580 words - 2 pages Analysis of South of the Slot by Jack London The slot is a metaphor of the “class cleavage of society”. There was a contrast between the North and South of the Slot in terms of building types: in the North were the higher-class centers of diversion, lodging, and business; and in the South were the lower-class centers of lodging, unskilled work/business. The buildings are figures of two contrasting classes that were segregated (?). In order to

This Is An Article Analysis Of Jack In The Box

721 words - 3 pages WorldCom made cost the company's reputation and most importantly the business.In my opinion, if Platinum continues to follow GAAP guidelines in their reporting practices, they should be exempt from the public analysis, Jack in the Box could not avoid. Unless there is a public build of support in order to challenge GAAP guidelines regarding listing franchise sales as other revenue, this accounting practice is just and fair. An organization must put

Black Or White. An Analysis Of The Detriment Of "Passing" In James Weldon Johnson's Novel, Autobiography Of An Ex Colored Man

1657 words - 7 pages AN ANALYSIS OF THE DETRIMENT OF "PASSING" IN JAMES WELDON JOHNSON'S NOVEL, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MANIs it rational for a black man to attempt to "pass" himself off as a white person? "Passing" is defined as a detrimental intermediary preventing the narrator's ability to find his identity. The narrator is tossed between living as a black or white man. What causes people to struggle between two races? There are many detrimental elements