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Myths and heroes
The myth evokes the human condition as a whole, its history transmitted first orally and often embodied by a hero, a place or community. To examine the myths is to look at the heros and stories that found a collective identity. The hero may be a fictional character or real that marked the tradition, history and everyday life. Why do we need heros? They allow us to have a better life in fiction and in reality. We will first see fictional heroes then the real. I'll first deal with Robin Hood because i enjoy what he did, it's very brave and sweet and then i'm going to speak about Amelia Earhart, a key and historic woman
We saw a photo of Robin Hood with his bow and arrows to defend himself, he was a fictional hero, an outlaw with a big heart who lived hidden in the wood. Plus, he was a rebel who violated the law to struggle for the needy and oppressed, in fact, he robbed the wealthy to the poor or he gave them back the money which comes from taxes. He wanted to make a better life for the have-not. He is their hero.
Furthermore, there is another kind of "real" heros that we saw, those that are rooted in the History as Amelia Earhart who in 1937 became the first female pilot to fly across the world. Thanks to her, the image of women has changed, they are more respected and considered in this environment because at this time, the women were up to their husbands. She also created an organization for female pilots. It is important to the history of women because it was the beggining of the improvement of the condition of women
I choose those documents because I think they represents the notion, indeed, thanks to them, we live in an advanced society, more opened and more secured even if they have few resources and are sometimes despised. They make us improve our lives and to me, that's a heroes' job, to make things change.
Idea of progress
The concept of progress has accompanied the great moments of history. Relayed by the development of advanced scientific and technical, the cult of novelty and progress is in recent decades, a growing awareness of the possible consequences resulting therefrom, including the development of means of communication. What are the effects of the evolution of communication? We will see first positive effects and negative effects with two documents : MySpace vs Facebook and 5cartoons.
First, " Myspace vs. Facebook'' is a conversation between a man and a woman, the man prefers MySpace and the woman Facebook. They justify themselves by the positive effects of these two sites : we can customize our profile and choose who can see, it remains connected to the world through notifications and musicians or actors can post their music and videos so they can become or remain known. In the past, people had to send letters to keep in touch and the actors and musicians had to do something to be reputed.
However, in this same document we talk about some negative effects that are : it is easily to spy on social networks, we are bombarded with uninteresting notifications, like invitation to games, we can have spam and viruses. In addition, in the 5 cartoons, from the 6th to 10th cartoons, cartoonists criticized social networks, they make us additive, as in the cartoon 7 where a couple is going to see a marriage counsellor because the man reproaches the woman for not "loving his publications on Facebook ". Cartoonists also show the danger of social networks like in the cartoon 6 where we see a man in the shade who opens the door to all his Facebook friends who come for a drink but the man doesn't seem to know them ... Besides it, there's even a dog which shows that anyone can have an account.
I think that social networks are beneficial to keep in touch , indeed in the ast, people had to write letters to their friends, etc. and they had to fix a date with them.. but social networks are also pests and dangerous to society.
Places and form of power
Power is a source of political, social and personal integration and it reveals tensions and conflicts within the group. Power is exercised through set of relationships sustained or accepted, often internalized, as in Australia with the Aborigines. What about the Australian's government's power over Aborigines? We will see the different abuses they have suffered with two documents which are different extracts of the same book : rabbit-proof-fence.
Aborigines' children were removed (in brutal conditions) because Australians thought they were bad parents, it is called'' stolen generations''. In the document "stolen generation", we saw the atrocious way of which the children were removed to their parents, indeed, the officers didn't ask for the parents, they only took the children and sent them to the camp, the children couldn't take any affairs. Officers were bossy, they spoke with authority. And if the Aborigines didn't obey officers, they could have been arrested and put in gaol.
Yet, when children were arrived to the camp, they were treated in very critical condition! In away from home, the children were abused, if they tried to flee or scream, if they did foolish thing or if they answered back to their "leader", they were sent to the"boob'' which is a room for punishment where the children only had bread and water. In the dormitory, they didn't have sheets or pillowcases and on their windows there was wire and iron bars.
I choose those documents because I think it represents the notion, indeed, we learned that the Aborigines were like slaves,'' sub-race", they were treated in awful conditions. Australians didn't have any pity for Aborigines . but fortunately, the mentality has changed, indeed Ken Wyatt is the first Aboriginal minister.