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Notion anglais, myths and heroes

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Myth et hero

A myth can be defined as a story about gods or heroes, it can be a popular belief or a tradition. A hero can be a mythological figure, a person who is admired for his or her achievements. An hero can a patriotic or national hero, a fictitious hero (superhero or film star), an icon or role model (fashion, tv, music), a politician/king/queen who has achieved international recognition or  a defender of common values. Today we often hear this urban legend which tells that the French are still on strike and that the English are not used to it. We can ask ourselves to what extent can we say that the English are a protesting people ? Who are revolutionary heroes and how did they act ? For  answer at this question we telling you the forgotten history of England.

The first hero story of which we are about to speak is a true story that takes place in 1605. In 1605, thirteen young men intended to blow up the Houses of Parliament. After the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603, English Catholics who had been persecuted during his reign had hoped that his successor, James 1 would be more tolerant of their religion. Unfortunately, James was no more tolerant than Elizabeth and Guy Fawkes and 12 other men decided to kill him. but their plot failed, and Guy Fawkes, the most notorious traitor, was tortured and executed. However, even if his plan failed, the plot of gunpowder has really affected life in England even today. Since November 5, it's the night of Bonfire. People burn Guy Fawkes effigies and commemorate this event with fireworks. But in the world we wonder if Guy Fawkes is a hero or a villain. He is a controversial hero because while some burn statues in his likeness, many others have used Guy Fawkes 'mask to protect their identities because Guy Fawkes' mask has inspired many to take action against political oppression by staying the same. anonymous. moreover, the plot of gunpowder remains very important for the English, as the poem "Remember Remember the 5th of November" written by an anonymous person shows us this important part of English history. This poem invites us to remember the past and keep it in mind. Our second is called "Remember November 5th". This is a poem about the Gunpowder plot, the author is unknown and it was written around 1870. It celebrates Guy Fawkes' attempt to blow up the House of Parliament in England on November 5, 1605. This traditional Verse exists in a large number of variations.This event therefore marked the United Kingdom forever.

So today London relies on its underground to keep the city moving but there was a time when it was needed for much more.The London Aldwych station was abandoned in 1994 because the elevator broke down and people couldn't use it anymore. In the past, Aldwych was used as a shelter during the Blitz of World War 2. Christmas was celebrated and tea and cakes were served, people were singing and playing games to keep their spirits up. Because of the bombing,they were not sure that their homes would be there in the morning so that's why the citizens taken refuge here. Despite the bombings the citizens  did not give up, they did not give up thanks to churchill who had made a speech about the resistance. This speech revolves around national unity and on the strength of the British. This speech really motivated the English and they all behaved like heroes in resisting the oppression of the enemies of our nation. More recently the English protested during to a strike for miners which lasted from 1984 to 1985. The National Coal Board announced that 20 pits would be closed so and that therefore 2000 jobs would be lost. The président of a National Union of Mineworkers Arthur Scargill called a national strike on march 12th 1984. However he didn't respect the low and the prime minister margaret thatcher used it against him and the unions. The life of the miners and their families really was affected,they didn't have money,food and clothes,the bicycle was the only transport and they lived through the £15 that the Social Departement gave their. We can see the situation of miners in the movie Billy Elliot who is a British comedy drama directed by Stephen Daldry in 2000. The story takes place in the North East of England and we see the miners organizing pickets and even face the police. The strike is here more than a scenery. The film shows us a world cut between Billy Elliot who wants to do ballet and who does not have enough money for. and London and the hard world of miners!  however in the real life the miners and their families were very angry at Margaret Thatcher who was responsible for their misfortune. The miners and their childs was many to show their hate and their discontentment against Margaret Thatcher, like John Mccullagh in his protest song entitled " I'll Dance On Your Grave, Mrs Thatcher"


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