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all, we have to define these two concepts.
The word myth derives from the
ancient Greek word mythos which means
legend, but nowadays we use this word much more loosely, referring to a
traditional story concerning the history of a people, a natural or social
phenomenon. The word hero also has
Greek roots and meant “demi-god”, a person with superhuman abilities accomplishing
extraordinary achievements. The definition has evolved and now refers to a person
who is admired for his courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities.
thus) we these common words are rooted in the history of early societies
often are related to each other. If myths and heroes are present in many
societies, they probably have different specificities depending on the
they are anchored in.
analyzing the term, myth and hero, we will try to answer the following
question: how myths and legends have founded the Anglo-Saxon ideals and
what are their relationships to the American and British folklore?
- Great Britain: the Arthurian legends,
USA: the Pilgrim Fathers, the origin of Thanksgiving, the Constitution
American Frontier period (conquest of western territories)
and Heroes as factor of social cohesion
American dream: the rags to riches myth
4) The patriots (the concept became stronger after the 11th September)
3) The self-made man (entreupreneurs, singers, actors, rappers,...)
Road trip in the American folklore; the movie Easy Riders (Dennis Hopper, 1969), On the road (novel from Jack Kerouac)
(or anti-heroes) fighting against the system to gain their freedom and to reach
their aspirations : Bonnie and Clyde, Thelma and Louise
superhero in the American folklore
From the early 20th
century, superheroes appeared and a mythology has been created (Marvel, DC
Comics, …). Everyone is dreaming about becoming stronger, more powerful and
famous. The American comics expresses these common aspirations.