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Locations and forms of power/Bac

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Locations and forms of power/Bac
Message de adelineb posté le 19-05-2018 à 15:51:47 (S | E | F)
Bonjour,
Je passe mon oral d'anglais mercredi et j'aimerais savoir s'il vous plait si la dernière notion que je viens de préparer est correcte. Voici la notion en question:

I am going to talk about the notion of Places and forms of power. First of all, I’m going to give a definition of this notion.
A power is the ability to control others, events, or resources; the ability to make things happen despite obstacles, resistance, or opposition. This of course leads to conflicts between those who have power and those who don’t.
To illustrate this notion, I chose the theme of the power fear can have on people's minds with the witch-hunt in Salem and the communist witch-hunt. It illustrates the notion because it deals with a form of power in the United States.

Why can be fear considered as a power? First we’ll see the power of fear in religion with the witch hunt in Salem in the 17th century. Then we'll see the power of fear in politics in the United States with the communist witch-hunt.

In the Middle Ages, the Clergy was in charge of everything related to children’s education and medicine, however, in Salem in Massachusetts, women tried to cure people with other treatments than the official one. That’s why these women, were called “witches” and they were accused of witchcraft and were hunted, judged and usually sentenced to death. According to an image found in the movie “The Crucible”, by Nicholas Hytner in 1996; people are pointing at scared women, I think they may accuse her of being under the influence of Satan. She must be one of the women who were accused of being witches during the Salem witch trials. During those witch trials the witnesses were urged to give the names of other suspects out of fear that their names would be further maligned. The camera angle used in this picture is a high-angle shot, we have the impression that we are looking down on the woman, I believe that the photographer did this to give the point of view of the judges who had power. In a radio recording called Salem, 1692, some girls of the village start behaving in a suspicious way and seem bewitched or possessed by the devil. People in Salem start gossiping. And the girls are put under enormous pressure and forced to accuse some townspeople of witchcraft.

Then, in 1950, the American people knew the fear of communism. During McCarthyism, people were accused of some communists act without any evidence. Celebrities had been accused and they were put on a blacklist because they could transmit their ideology through films. In the trailer “Guilty by Suspicion,” David Merrill was accused along with others from Hollywood of being a suspected Communist. He was pressured to give the names of others in order to save his own career and possibly his life. The charges against people were groundless, innocent people were wrongly accused, people who testified just gave names, denounced people who were thought to be traitors without concrete evidence. In a comic strip, called The big Book of Bad American people people feared Communism might threaten democracy and put their way of life in danger. Thus, a wave of paranoia spread all over the country, that's why communism is here represented as a terrifying and destructive monster, which has no head but a sickle and a hammer – the emblem of Communism instead.

To conclude, the time in history is the most obvious difference between the two events; one took place in the 17th century, the other depicts McCarthyism of the 1950s, well after America’s founding. In both cases the charges against people were groundless, innocent people were wrongly accused. It shows that in these two events, the American people were afraid of the foreigners and what do not correspond to their standards. There is a use of the power which is excessive to protect the idyllic image of their country and this power is the power of fear.

Merci pour vos réponses.
Adeline

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Modifié par lucile83 le 19-05-2018 22:05



Réponse : Locations and forms of power/Bac de laure95, postée le 20-05-2018 à 14:22:45 (S | E)
Bonjour,
- I chose the theme of the power (mettre about the à la place de "the theme of the power")fear can have

- In (during pas in) the Middle Ages, the Clergy was in charge of
- with other treatments than the official one (pluriel).
- That’s why these women,(pas de virgule) were called “witches”
- people are pointing at (article) scared women (singulier), I think they may accuse her of
- In a radio recording called Salem, 1692, some girls of the village start (passé) behaving in a suspicious way and seem (passé) bewitched or possessed by the devil.
- People in Salem start (passé)gossiping. And the girls are (passé) put under enormous pressure and forced to accuse

- uring McCarthyism, people were accused of some communists (singulier)act (pluriel)without any evidence.
- Celebrities had been (préterit)accused
- without (any)concrete evidence.

- It shows that in (during pas in) these two events, the American people were afraid of the foreigners and what do (passé)not correspond to their standards.



Réponse : Locations and forms of power/Bac de adelineb, postée le 21-05-2018 à 20:21:36 (S | E)
Voila ma correction:

I am going to talk about the notion of location and forms of power. First of all, I’m going to give a definition of this notion.
The power is the ability to control others, events, or resources; the ability to make things happen despite obstacles, resistance, or opposition. This of course leads to conflict between those who have power and those who don’t.
To illustrate this notion, I chose to speak about the fear can have on people's minds with the witch-hunt in Salem ans the communist witch-hunt. It illustrates the notion because it deals with a form of power in United States.

Why the fear can be considered as a power? First we’ll see the power of fear in religion with the witch hunt in Salem in the 17th century. Then we'll see the power of fear in politics in the United States with the communist witch-hunt.

During the Middle Ages, the Clergy was in charge of everything related to children’s education and medicine, however, in Salem in Massachusetts, women tried to cure people with other treatments than the officials. That’s why these women were called “witches” and they were accused of witchcraft and were hunted, judge and usually sentenced to death. According to an image found in the movie “The Crucible”, by Nicholas Hytner in 1996; people are pointing at a scared woman, I think they may accuse her of being under the influence of Satan. She must be one of the women who were accused of being witches during the Salem witch trials. During those witch trials the witnesses were urged to give the names of other suspects out of fear that their names would be further maligned. The camera angle used in this picture is a high-angle shot, we have the impression that we are looking down on the woman, I believe that the photographer did this to give the point of view of the judges who have power. In a radio recording called Salem, 16892, some girls of the village started behaving in a suspicious way and seemed bewitched or possessed by the devil. People in Salem started gossiping. And the girls were put under enormous pressure and forced to accuse some townspeople of witchcraft.

Then, in 1950, the American people knew the fear of communism. During the McCarthyism, people were accused of some communist acts without any evidence. Celebrities were accused and they were put on a blacklist because they could transmit their ideology through film. In the trailer “Guilty by Suspicion,” David Merrill is accused along with others from Hollywood of being a suspected Communist. He is pressured to give the names of others in order to save his own career and possibly his life. The charges against people were groundless, innocent people were wrongly accused, people who testified just gave names, denounced people who were thought to be traitors without concrete evidence. In a comic strip, called The big Book of Bad American people people feared Communism might threaten democracy and put their way of life in danger. Thus, a wave of paranoia spread all over the country, that's why communism is here represented as a terrifying and destructive monster, which has no head but a sickle and a hammer – the emblem of Communism instead.

To conclude, the time in history is the most obvious difference between the two events; one took place in the 17th century, the other depicts McCarthyism of the 1950s, well after America’s founding. In both cases the charges against people were groundless, innocent people were wrongly accused. It shows that during these two events, the American people was afraid of the foreigner and what does not correspond to their standards. There is a use of the power which is excessive to protect the idyllic image of their country and these power is the power of fear.




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