John Lennon's Dream

analytical Essay
719 words
719 words

John Lennon, singer and songwriter, was born on October 9, 1940 and was assassinated on December 9, 1980. Although he passed away very young, Lennon was known as a legend. His music had left an impact on the whole world. People from different countries knew and loved Lennon’s music especially his song Imagine. Written in 1971, the song became a big success. Imagine was known to have a strong political message. It was a song that was heard and interpreted throughout the whole world. Many people to this day believe this song is a cry out to communism. However, the song is a simpler than the interpretation of communism. Throughout Lennon’s lyrics, the audience receives a message of peace and happiness.
If one took a trip throughout history, one would find different eras such as the Roaring Twenties and Industrial Revolution. The sixties was a time of political and social upheaval. During the sixties, a band known as The Beatles became very popular. Lennon was a part of this widely known band for about twelve years. The Beatles split up with the confrontation of the wives of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The split up of this band only made him even more popular. When he left The Beatles, Lennon continued in the music business with his wife, Yoko Ono. He began releasing the songs such as Stand by Me, Jealous …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that john lennon, a singer and songwriter, was born on october 9, 1940, and was assassinated on december 9, 1980.
  • Explains that lennon was a part of the beatles for about twelve years. he continued in the music business with his wife, yoko ono, and released imagine during the vietnam war.
  • Analyzes how john lennon's song imagine asks the audience to imagine a place where division does not exist in the world.
  • Analyzes how lennon was a good person with good morals and shows that through the lyrics of the song. he believed the world would be at peace if we were all equal.
  • Analyzes how the music video plays a big role in the message of the song imagine.
  • Concludes that john lennon was a figure for hope, love, and happiness as expressed in his music. imagine raises the spirits millions of people in their time of darkness.

John Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono, was a big inspiration to the song; she was a poet and had helped Lennon write the song. When Lennon is singing, “You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one,” he is referring to his wife. In the music video, they are walking through a cloud of smoke. The smoke is symbolic to the Vietnam War, and the dark house is symbolic to the feelings of the people during the war. Near the end of the video, Ono starts opening window to bring in light. The light symbolizes the way the world could be if people imagined this world and would bring love to the current

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