Cultural Analysis Of John Lennon

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John Lennon was famous English singer known around the world. He was a co-funder of the band The Beatles, which was one of the most famous band in the history. He was born in Liverpool. When he was a teenager, he created his first band, the Quarrymen. When the Beatles was disbanded, he continued singing with his wife, Yoko Ono. Imagine is the best-selling singer of his solo career. According to Wikipedia “Its lyrics encourage the listener to imagine a world at peace without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and nationality, and to consider the possibility that the focus of humanity should be living a life unattached to material possessions.”
In this essay we have to analyse first what is a political discourse and the similarities
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Thus, Freedom is not only a political relationship (see below), but also a basic political value organizing more specific political ideologies and attitudes. The same is true for the values of Solidarity, Equality and Tolerance. Ideological groups and categories will especially also define them- selves (and their goals) in terms of their most cherished (preferential) values. Thus, for dominated groups, political Freedom, Justice, Equality or Independence may be more prominent values than for instance the social values of Harmony, Submission, or Sympathy”.
John Lennon was the maximum representation of the hippie movement. The song is a criticism of the political system. It defends the human with their imperfections and without rules and stereotypes caused by the religions. The song is trying to fight and reveal against the political system which oppress the people.

“Imagine all the people living life in peace”

We have to analyse the background of it. It was created during the Cold War and the Vietnam war and It was one of the most important protests songs against the war. The concept is the unity of the world, to achieve it, we need a world without religion, possession or nations.

“Imagine there 's no heaven
It 's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only
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If we follow it we will be living in fraternity. It will not be rich or poor. Everybody will be able to have food and basic things. To resume the main ideas of the song are: No religion, No nations, No war, No possessions and live in fraternity and sharing.

We can compare this ideology to the Marxism. According to google: “Philosophical, political and economic system based on the ideas of Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), which rejects capitalism and defends the construction of a society without classes and without a state; It provides an analysis method known as historical materialism and influenced social movements and economic and political systems”.
The song supports the idea of have no socials statements, money or the materialism, so it can be said that the song is based and promoted by the idea of Marxism.

CONCLUSION To conclude, John Lennon was one of the most peacemakers, we can check it with this song. The majority of their works are considered like political discourses. He used to use the music to proclaim his idea of world and achieve his purpose, to change the world. He carries on influencing the future generations. In addition, this song is anthem of peace and a famous political
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