The Show Goes On Lup Fiasco Analysis

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CS Lewis stated, “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” This directly correlates with the life of Lupe Fiasco, which he demonstrates in many, if not all of his song’s lyrics. “The Show Goes On” in particular discusses the hardships Fiasco underwent as a young child, yet he managed to persevere. Throughout this song Fiasco hints to events that occurred in his life, while encompassing generalizations so that his listeners are able to relate. Instead of disregarding his past, he embraces it in order to convey the message that it’s possible to accomplish anything regardless of the past. Lupe Fiasco, originally named Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, was constantly set apart from the common man simply due to his ethnicity, religion, and the ghetto he lived in; he, along with his neighbors, endured poverty among other struggles, which pushed Lupe to write songs like “The Show Goes On,” portraying these…show more content…
The upper class, or perhaps even the middle class, citizens have put such pressure on the less fortunate and boss them around so much that they feel as if they are regarded as slaves. Similarly to slaves, individuals in ghettos can’t stand up for themselves because they are dependent on others for even the smallest jobs so that their families won’t starve to death. The aristocracies know this, so they push and push until the proletariats slip; in other words, until the less fortunate say or do something that the elites can use to their advantage. They cannot afford any sort of slips considering a vast majority of their lives are spent striving for a better life. Due to the fact that in extremely populated cities it is literally rich versus poor, people simply are not supportive in society which Fiasco illustrates in the following part of “The Show Goes On”: “One in the air for the people that ain't here. Two in the air for the
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