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Myths and Heroes:

 

I’m going to talk about the notion of Myth and heroes. Firstly, what is a hero? a hero can be a mythological figure, a person who is admired for his achievements and can be seen as a role model, an icon. A myth is a story that may be true or not a traditional story, concerning the early history of people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.To what extent are the founding myths of the Usa real , yesterday and today ? To answer I chose to focus on the 3 documents: the song American Land by Bruce Springsteen (2006) ; the picture Louisville Flood by M Bourke-White  and my personal document a poem by Patrick Overton .In a first part,Im going to present the different myths that are pushing people to immigrate to the US including the American Dream and in a second part I’m going to explain if this myths are still true nowadays and if they are really true in reality.

  The first and the most famous myth that are pushing people to immigrate is the well-known American Dream. The American Dream is a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work.
It is embodied through many personalities such as Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, but also movies : Forrest Gump, or American Land by Bruce Springsteen. Immigrants are attracted to a land where job opportunities and better living conditions seemed to be available to anyone. In fact, the United States can be seen as a promise land where everything is possible.The United States are also a land of immigrants, who have been group together in communities from then on the importance of the notion of community and ethnic group in the representation of the American society.
The song American Land by Bruce Springsteen may be about the American Dream, and how hard you have to work when you immigrate to America to fulfil your dreams. It might be about the possibilities available to make money and to make this land your new home.
The United States of America are also a cultural power, a lot of super heroes, movies, television series, famous actors are American which entertain the American Dream. In my mind the notion of hero is subjective because nobody have the same ideals or expect the same qualities for a hero.

 

·         So I would like to present the song “American Land” wrote by Bruce Springsteen in 2006 deals with the topic of the dream of immigration in America.
The American Dream is characterized by the idea of an America full of promises and very attractive. It lets people think that anybody living in America, thanks to courage, work and determination, can succeed. People can start from scratch and make fortunes. 
Foreigners came to America to begin a new and better life. 
The song summarizes the vision that a majority of immigrants had of America. It pays tribute to the working class which built the cities with their hands and sweat.
The immigrants wanted to leave their native country because they wanted to escape misery and they dreamed of better prospects.
For immigrants the US represented a new Eldorado, a land of opportunities where you can find a job and make money, but they had to be courageous and determined because they started from scratch. 
However for many of them this Eldorado turned into a nightmare. Indeed these immigrants had a difficult life and many of them have died for building America. For many, the American dream have been just a myth.

 

·         However, the reality is quite different. One of the main points be made in the black and white photography by Margaret Bourke-White is the distinction between dreams and reality. On the billboard, the white Americans seem to be the perfect picture of a family living the American Dream but the Afro-Americans beneath it completely contradict the message. If the American way truly is the best way, why are Afro-Americans the only ones waiting in line for food? Margaret Bourke-White strongly enhances the fact that two worlds exist, that a color barrier in society at that time seemed unbreakable. A lot of negativity is rendered in her pictures. It points out how the stereotyped of the “American Dream” : here the majority of people are denied equal chances right and no one to be concerned by their despair. One again, the message is that everybody can't realize the American dream.

·        
I will now move on to my last and personal document which is a poem called “The Healing Wall” written in 1997 by Patrick Overton, a Vietnam veteran who became a poet.
In this poem, Overton evokes his role during The Vietnam War with the outlook and the guilt of a survivor. Indeed, throughout this poem, we can witness his struggle towards his acceptance of his fate. 
War memorials and this Healing Wall are built to commemorate those who lost their lives in battle. Those who are often considered as heroes. They provide a shrine for their courage and loyalty. 
But, Overton doesn't find his name on this Wall.
Through three stanzas, we can see the psychological evolution of the poet as he is first preoccupied and troubled; then, he is filled with guilt and overwhelmed by self-hatred; lastly, he appears soothed and serene, ready to face life's challenge
The author's journey around the Wall represents his adventure during the war.
He regrets killing so many people that he did not even know, and he feels like he should have been as a punishment.
But then, him no finding his name on the Wall is like a wake-up call: he understands that he killed all these people because that was his duty.


could be the represent of their opinions because he can have a strong impact thanks to his reputation of Judge in charge of criminal cases.

 

·         To conclude, I think it’s interesting to underline that there has been a generation of African Americans that have benefited from equal chances or that have at least benefited from the civil rights movements African American people were in the 70s and 80s given a true chance to have a fair education because quotas were imposed on schools . Therefore all Americans had a chance to go to prestigious high schools and universities if they met the schools standards. No doubt many African American like  the Obamas have seized the opportunity.

We tried to answer the problematic: “To what extent are the founding myths of the USA real , yesterday and today ?” We saw at first the different myths that are pushing people to immigrate to the US including the American Dream and in a second we to explain if this myths are still true nowadays and if they are really true in reality.
 

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Bonsoir,

Il y a 5 heures, matthieuu a dit :

Bonjour , j'ai finis ma notion mais je pense qu'elle regorge de fautes . Quelqu'un aurait-t'il l'amabilité de m'aider ?

 

Myths and Heroes:

 

I’m going to talk about the notion of Myths and heroes. Firstly, what is a hero? a hero can be a mythological figure, a person who is admired for his achievements and can be seen as a role model, an icon. A myth is a story that may be true or not a traditional story, concerning the early history of people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.To what extent are the founding myths of the Usa <3 majuscules real , yesterday and today ? To answer I chose to focus on the 3 documents: the song American Land by Bruce Springsteen (2006) ; the picture Louisville Flood by M Bourke-White  and my personal document a poem by Patrick Overton .In a first part,Im going to present the different myths that are pushing people to immigrate to the US including the American Dream and in a second part I’m going to explain if this these myths are still true nowadays and if they are really true in reality. < redondance !

  The first and the most famous myth that are <le sujet est singulier> is pushing people to immigrate is the well-known American Dream. The American Dream is a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work.
It is embodied through many personalities such as Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, but also movies : Forrest Gump, or American Land by Bruce Springsteen. Immigrants are attracted to a land where job opportunities and better living conditions seemed to be available to anyone. In fact, the United States can be seen as a promised land where everything is possible.The United States are < c'est un classique de l'anglais : bien qu'étant une fédération de 50 états, ils sont considérés comme un seul et unique pays, une seule et unique nation >> verbe singulier >> is also a land of immigrants who have been grouped together in communities from then on the importance of the notion of community and ethnic group in the representation of the American society.
The song American Land by Bruce Springsteen may be about the American Dream and how hard you have to work when you immigrate to America to fulfil your dreams. It might be about the available possibilities available to make money and to make this land your new home.
The United States of America are is also a cultural power, a lot of super heroes, movies, television series, famous actors are American, which entertains the American Dream. In my mind the notion of hero is subjective because nobody <c'est forcément un singulier!> have has the same ideals or expect the same qualities for a hero.

 

·         So I would like to present the song “American Land” wrote <révise les verbes irréguliers> written by Bruce Springsteen in 2006 deals with the topic of the dream of immigration in America.
The American Dream is characterized by the idea of an America full of promises and very attractive. It lets people think that anybody living in America, thanks to courage, work and determination, can succeed. People can start from scratch and make fortunes. 
Foreigners came to America to begin a new and better life. 
The song summarizes the vision that a majority of immigrants had of America. It pays tribute to the working class which built the cities with their hands and sweat.
The immigrants wanted to leave their native country because they wanted to escape misery and they dreamed of better prospects.
For immigrants the US represented a new Eldorado, a land of opportunities where you can find a job and make money, but they had to be courageous and determined because they started from scratch. 
However for many of them this Eldorado turned into a nightmare. Indeed these immigrants had a difficult life and many of them have died for building America. For many, the American dream have been was just a myth.

 

·         However, the reality is quite different. One of the main points be made in the black and white photography by Margaret Bourke-White is the distinction between dreams and reality. On the billboard, the white Americans seem to be the perfect picture of a family living the American Dream but the Afro-Americans beneath it completely contradict the message. If the American way is truly the best way, why are Afro-Americans the only ones waiting in line for food? Margaret Bourke-White strongly enhances the fact that two worlds exist, that a color barrier in society at that time seemed unbreakable. A lot of negativity is rendered in her pictures. It points out how the stereotyped of the “American Dream” : here the majority of people are denied equal chances right and no one to be is concerned by their despair. One again, the message is that everybody can't realize the American dream.

·        
I will now move on to my last and personal document which is a poem called “The Healing Wall” written in 1997 by Patrick Overton, a Vietnam veteran who became a poet.
In this poem, Overton evokes his role during The Vietnam War with the outlook and the guilt of a survivor. Indeed, throughout this poem, we can witness his struggle towards his acceptance of his fate. 
War memorials and this Healing Wall are built to commemorate those who lost their lives in battle. Those who are often considered as heroes. They provide a shrine for their courage and loyalty. 
But, Overton doesn't find his name on this Wall.
Through three stanzas, we can see the psychological evolution of the poet as he is first preoccupied and troubled; then, he is filled with guilt and overwhelmed by self-hatred; lastly, he appears soothed and serene, ready to face life's challenge
The author's journey around the Wall represents his adventure during the war.
He regrets killing so many people that he did not even know and he feels like he should have been as a punishment. <Qu'as-tu voulu dire ?
But then, him no not finding his name on the Wall is like a wake-up call: he understands that he killed all these people because that was his duty.


could be the represent of their opinions because he can have a strong impact thanks to his reputation of Judge in charge of criminal cases. < ??? :unsure:

 

·         To conclude, I think it’s interesting to underline that there has been a generation of African Americans that have benefited from equal chances or that have at least benefited from the civil rights movements. African American people were in the 70s and 80s given a true chance to have a fair education because quotas were imposed on schools . Therefore all Americans had a chance to go to prestigious high schools and universities if they met the schools standards. No doubt many African Americans like  the Obamas have seized the opportunity.

We tried to answer the problematic/issue: “To what extent are the founding myths of the USA real , yesterday and today ?” We saw at first the different myths that are pushing people to immigrate to the US including the American Dream and in a second part we tried to explain if this these myths are still true nowadays and if they are really true in reality.
 

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Il y a 14 heures, solene2019 a dit :

C'est pas un oral normalement ?

Si mais il faut bien savoir ce que l'on va dire même si on n'aura pas le droit de lire.

Il y a 13 heures, JRB a dit :

he should have been as a punishment.

j'ai voulu dire qu'il devrait avoir été puni pour les meurtres qu'il a commis 

Merci pour votre correction !!

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Le 24/06/2018 à 12:03, matthieuu a dit :

j'ai voulu dire qu'il devrait avoir été puni pour les meurtres qu'il a commis  >> he should have been punished for the crimes he had committed

 

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