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Myths and heroes

As a general rule, a hero is fictional like Superman, with his superpowers, or James Bond who is a character in a movie. But anyone can be a hero because of his qualities; this can be applied to people like Firemen who are always risking their lives to rescue people from fire or like Martin Luther King who fought against segregation in the 1950’s and who defended black people’s rights. A Myth can be defined as a legend telling a story that sometimes cannot be verified. It’s a well-known tale that everybody knows about, like the American dream. It’s usually about great and brave heroes or monsters. This year, we’ve working some documents which can be connected between them around the notion “myths and heroes”.

- We’ve seen first the myth of the American dream. Success is what the American Dream is all about. Many people are motivated by the promise of a better life. But for many this dream soon becomes a nightmare. With the cost of living becoming so high and lack of medical care or job security, minimal pay and an expensive education system are just some the hurdles that people have to jump over to reach the American Dream.

- Then we have seen the Trailer of Lincoln a hero for many people in USA and all around the world.

Lincoln is a 2012 American historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, The film covers the final four months of Lincoln's life, focusing on the President's efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Lincoln was the president of the United States from 1861-1865 during the Civil War. He led the Union to war in order to prevent the Southern States from seceding from the United States. This shows heroism, braveness, and loyalty to his country. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, abolishing slavery in states that rebelled against the United States. His doing this shows an example of a caring, honorable, respected, and dedicated man.

- Finally, we have spoken about the president of the United States, Barack Obama. For a big part of the American citizen, he is a hero. He is the first African American to be head of the USA. He is a motivator by being a public speaker. Barack Obama has courage. As the President, he is taking on the job during tough economic times. We hope that change will come in the form of lower taxes, lower food costs and gas costs, better schools and affordable housing.


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