Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Analysis

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Many kids around the world believe in Santa Claus. Around the holiday season Santa is seen through various advertisements, wrapping paper, movies, stories, and the most classic holiday songs that are played way too early in the year. One of the most iconic christmas song is ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ written and composed by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie. It was first sung on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934. Through the songs comes melodies and rhythms that will stick in our heads but one verse stands out the most to all adults, teens, and children. “He sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you're awake. He knows when you've been bad or good, So be good for goodness sake!” Children pick up on this the fastest,…show more content…
The Panopticon designed by Jeremy Bentham is a type of prison to keep prisoners on a outlying circle with the vulnerability of being seen at anytime while the prisoners can’t see into the tower in the middle. This gives the prisoner a sense that there is a higher power in the tower but the prisoner doesn’t know when they are watching them so the prisoner needs to keep on their best behavior so if the higher power is watching they will not receive punishment. Relating back to my brother it seems that he would be the prisoner in this situation and Santa would be the higher power but this isn’t true. My brother isn’t a prisoner rather he is just an average individual. This shows how panopticism can relate to much more than just prisoners but to everyone. ‘Banking Concept of Education’ written by Paulo Freire describes the oppression of student by teachers. In this concept students are constantly being filled up with knowledge and only tested on memorizing. Freire puts it as “the teacher is the Subject of the learning process, while the pupils are mere objects”(Freire 2). Foucault’s Panopticism shows how Freire’s concept of Banking Concept of Education unfortunately succeeds in self-discipline of students and ultimately
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