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I am going to talk about the notion of myths and heroes.

First of all, I would like to give a definition of that notion. Briefly, a hero is a person admired for his achievements, noble qualities and great courage. Then, a myth can be defined as an idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true, in short a popular belief. Still today several people make a mistake on things by thinking that they are the true, in reality they are myths. The question here is : How some people broke the myths and become heroes? We will see in the first part that some beliefs are myths. We will see in a second part how make react people who are wrong to believe in these myths and see the role of hero.

Still nowadays we have some people who haven’t take the past as a lesson and still think that black people are inferior to the white people or that women can’t do the same things than men. The most common myths believed is that people are different in their skin color, sexual orientation, gender or even religion. Our collective mentalities have to change in order for our socities to release themselves from all of these stereotypes. Everyone, regardless of their skin colour, their sexual orientation, gender or religion should be entitled to enjoy the same rights the same chances in life. And that is why it is imperative to fight against these false ideas and break these myths.

There are several options to break a myth. Demonstrations are part of them, we saw in class a video of demonstration against the budget cut for the disabled people. Protesters were there to show their desagreement with the government and for solidarity. They want that things change and they fight against the myths that disabled people are not different. We can consider these activists as heroes because they are here to defend a cause and drive things forward. We have also seen in class how the situation of women has changed. We studied the movement of the Suffragettes with Emmeline Goulden, who fought the myth of female inferiority. This movement was efficient because women’s rights have evolved greatly since. We know all the famous speech of Martin Luther King in 1963, which refers to the struggle of black americans for equal rights. And by breaking this myth, he became a hero too. We can also mention Gandhi, who with humility and simplicity, led his country to peaceful independance, it’s with his non violent practice in its political action that he became a hero too. All these heroes have a thing in common they were totally devoted to their cause.

To break myths protests are really efficient and thanks to heroes we were able to move forward to a more egalitarian world.

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