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Message de emmanuel704 posté le 30-10-2018 à 14:37:05 (S | E | F)
Can you help me please?
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For a very long time, people told and wrote stories and created artistic works all sorts, about myths and heroes. These narratives and works found a collective identity between humans, even if they can look different or not according to cultural periods. Myths can be a popular belief or tradition embodying the ideals and institutions of a society. As for heroes, this is a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. What it will be interesting would be to ask: How does myths and heroes notion highlight differences or similarities between cultural periods? First, we are going to study the myth of mermaids, interpreted from two different points of view and afterwards, we will observe characteristics of an anti-hero: Achab, which don’t change with time. To finish, I will talk about Robin in the Hood when he was created and an adaptation.
A myth can evolve in the time. Stories and representations of myths deliver a universal message about the human condition and also give elements as to collectively identify to a social group. In the extract of the text Ruad and the mermaids imagined in the XII century, we can see Celtic mythology through the figure of mermaids. This folk tale about mysterious creatures of the sea has been part of the oral tradition of many countries. Physically description is very full of praise when the narrator said: “Beautiful women” (l.6). A mermaid was portrayed as a wonderful creature. However, this eulogistic portrait contrasts with mental description. They are straightforward because they directly “grabbed and took” the prince of Ireland who just wanted to go to Norway. Moreover they are cruel, evil and manipulative. “The women were angry beyond words” (l.24); “killed” (l.25) and “screams of horror” (l.26), constitute lexical field which qualifies mermaids. They are unlikeable, even bloodthirsty. But this isn’t the same representation in the 1930s with the beautiful creation of Joyce Ballantyne Brand, named Coppertone Sunscreen. It represents a wonderful woman or pinup girl. In the background we can see her tale, so we can imagine that she is a mermaid. Besides, she seems to be a Hollywood star, with her long and curly hair. The artist was a painter of pinup girls. She chocked young public because the mermaid is half-naked. In the 30s, we show a coarse mermaid, devoid of embarrassment. “April Fool” written at the top right hand corner evokes popular joke. The myth looses presence and mythical characteristic and becomes common. So, sirens were mythical figures that underwent evolution of reputation. They become even more common. Despite the fact that some myths changed with the time, heroes’ notion and more precisely anti-heroes’ notion doesn’t modify.
Obviously, a hero and an anti-hero is qualify by different characteristics. I would like to remind all skills that a nautical anti-hero like Achab, captain of the Pequod. In Moby Dick, a nautical and famous fiction written by Herman Melville in 1851, we can see the perfect identity of an anti-hero. We read three different extracts from the book to understand his behaviour. By listing all the adjectives referring to Captain Achab “complex figure” (l.1); “controversial” (l.2) ; “evil” (l.4) ; “[he] wants to be God” (l.19) ; “monomaniacal obsession” (l.24), we can deduce that he is a deeply complex man. He defies authority and rules in general. He wanted to “killing the whale” because he doesn’t accept that nature is above him. By the rest of the crew in the boat, he is perceived as not sociable when he “remains in his cabin”. His folly and egocentrism drive the whole crew of men down to the bottom of the sea. “He condemns himself to death”. Therefore, he is a real anti-hero. This status is the opposite of a hero. All these characteristics are the same for a long time. Captains are heroes or anti-heroes but they all had to have same particularities. Nautical fiction focuses on the human relationships and a captain had to be the same regardless of cultural periods. Focus on another famous myth that get used to cultural periods.
Robin Hood was originally a legend. The origins of the Robin Hood legend are very obscure. The first literary reference to Robin Hood comes from a passing reference in Piers Plowman, written sometime around 1377, and the main body of tales date from the fifteenth century. According to legend, he was a highly skilled archer and swordsman. Traditionally depicted dressed in Lincoln green, he is said to have robbed from the rich and given to the poor. Here, this is important to notice different formats invented since the origins of the Robin Hood legend. The myth around the fifteenth has been adapted in a movie in 2018. We find again in the movie of Otto Bathurst the characteristics of the character and of the story. Representations of myth changed with the time. For example, we find the same characters like Robin Hood, interpreted by Taron Eger
Modifié par lucile83 le 30-10-2018 21:49
Réponse : Correction/ oral Bac de emmanuel704, postée le 30-10-2018 à 14:38:01 (S | E)
Je cherche en fait s'il est possible de me corriger cette partie de mon oral d'anglais. Merci d'avance à celui qui a l'amabilité de me sauver la mise
Réponse : Correction/ oral Bac de laure95, postée le 30-10-2018 à 17:18:05 (S | E)
-and created artistic works (préposition ou à déplacer)all sorts
- What it will be interesting would be to ask: un peu long, simplifier: on pourrait demander ou poser la question suivante...
- How does myths and heroes notion (inverser les mots)highlight (article)differences or similarities between cultural periods -(je ne comprends pas: cultura periods)?
- we will observe (article)characteristics of an anti-hero
- A myth can evolve in the time: mal dit, construire avec history.
- (article) Stories and representations of myths
- to collectively (pas à la bonne place)identify to a social group.
- Physically description is very full of praise
- contrasts with (article)mental description.
- constitute (the) lexical field which qualifies mermaids.
- But this isn’t (passé) the same representation in the 1930s
- or (article) pinup girl.
- She chocked (article) young public
- In the 30s, we (qui est "we"?)show (passé) a coarse mermaid, devoid of embarrassment.
- evokes (article)popular joke.
- The myth looses (article)presence and mythical characteristic
- underwent (article)evolution of reputation.
- Despite the fact that some myths changed (present perfect)with the time,
- (article) heroes’ notion and more precisely (article)anti-heroes’ notion doesn’t modify.
- a hero and an anti-hero is (pluriel) qualify (participe passé)by different characteristics.
- I would like to remind all skills that a nautical anti-hero like Achab, (article)captain of the Pequod
- He wanted (présent) to “killing (kill) the whale”
- By the rest of the crew in the boat (pas à la bonne place), he is perceived as not sociable
- All these characteristics are the same for a long time: ?
- (article) Nautical fiction focuses on the human relationships
- Focus on another famous myth that get (faute de conjugaison)used to cultural periods.
- the main body of tales date (faute de conjugaison)from the fifteenth century.
- According to (article) legend,
- Here, this is important to notice (article)different formats invented
- The myth around the fifteenth has been adapted (preterit)in a movie in 2018.
- (the) Representations of myth changed (present perfect)with the time: répétition.
Bon travail, bien documenté et avec des exemples précis mais un peu trop long!
Revoir l'utilisation des articles!
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