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Myth and heroes: Why are sports heroes so important in today’s society? and How can art be used to criticize or denounce an aspect of the company?

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I am going talk about the notion myth of hereos.

A myth is a story that may or may not be true. There may not be records or other proof that they happened, but at least some parts of myths may be true. Some myths may have started as ‘true’ stories but as people re-told them some parts may have been changed by mistake, or to make them more interesting. All cultures have myths and this mythology has been developed over time. Mythology includes the legends of our history, our religions, stories of how the world was created, and our heroes. These stories have great symbolic power, and this may be a major reason why they survive as long as they do, sometimes for thousands of years.

A hero is a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. It can be the main character in a book or a film or a person with superhuman qualities. It can also be a modern-day hero, a person who has performed a heroic act or simply our own personal hero, our role model, who we look up to.

And attempt to answer the question "Why are sports heroes so important in today’s society? and How can art be used to criticize or denounce an aspect of the company?

The first document i have chosen is a photo of the americans sprinters tommie smith and johns carlos, it deal with the problem of racism in usa.

secondly we shall use a document southern fruit of billie holidays.

Today, sports are important to society because they help prove the importance of rules. Without rules, games such as football and baseball are not playable. In the same context, society cannot functional without having rules and regulations in place.

For example let us speak about Tommie Smith and John Carlos who made a gesture for human rights during the American national anthem. They give through this image of motivation and some courage to their oppressed people while sending a strong image. They also allow thanks to their celebrity to send their cause in the whole world. These sportsmen are images which the company needs to walk on the straight and narrow. They allow the populations not to get lost and sometimes give them an ideal.

tommie smith tell If I win, I am American, not a black American. But if I did something bad, then they would say I am a Negro. We are black and we are proud of being black. Black America will understand what we did tonight.” –

Strange Fruit, on Abel Meerepol's text , sung for the first time by Billie Holiday to Cafe Society, in a nightclub of New York. (Song against the lynching).

In 1939, Billie Holiday, one of the most famous of singer of jazz at that time, registered the song Strange Fruits - Lewis Allen's antiracist poem who expressed his feelings concerning the lynchings in America and made a powerful statement against the racism which was always present in its life. Holiday used the jazz as instrument to gather the public opinion to support the legislation anti-lynching which languished at the congress.

Strange fruit is recognized as being the protest song first one of the history of the American music. This title contributed to awaken the consciousnesses and participates even today in the fight against racism.

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