[2015] Brian L.: Comparing Songs

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[2015] Brian L.: Comparing Songs

What a Wonderful World

Main MessageThe main message of the song is that we should be helping one another and working together, trying our best to undo all the wrongs we have done upon this world, instead of continuing the actions that will further damage the world.

Heal the World

The main underlying message found in both songs is that the world is a wonderful place, and that we should be doing our best to save and preserve its beauty, benefiting every single living thing on this planet.

Main MessageThe main message of the song is that we should always try to look at everything in a positive light, and that there is truly something wonderful about the world, everyone, and everything living on it.

Historical ContextThe song was written in the early 90s, a time that signified the end of the cold war, a long lasting war that brought lots of pain and death upon the world. Many environmental issues also began to surface.

Historical ContextThe song was released in 1967, a year important to African Americans such as Louis Armstrong due to them being given a right to vote just 2 years ago. Overall life had gotten much better for African Americans over the years.

Interpreting TextComparing Songs

"Heal the world, make it a better place; For you and for me, and the entire human race" - Michael Jackson, Heal the World

"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world" - Louis Armstrong, What a Wonderful World

"The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky; Are also on the faces, of people going by" - Louis Armstrong, What a Wonderful World

"And the world we once believed in, will shine again in grace" - Michael Jackson, Heal the World

While these two songs may have beenwritten in two different times by two differentpeople, they both share a similar message,one of preserving the Earth and everyone on it.


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