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Oral/Mythes et héros

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Oral/Mythes et héros
Message de chloeav posté le 14-04-2016 à 11:30:48 (S | E | F)
je suis en Terminale mon oral d'anglais approche. Est-ce que quelqu'un pourrait m'aider et apporter une correction a mon texte s'il vous plait?
Merci beaucoup d'avance !

I will speak about the notion of myths and heroes, by studying this problem: why can we say that a soldier is a hero? According to the dictionary definition, a myth is a traditional and universal story which concerns the life of ordinary or extraordinary people. A myth can be true or imaginary, can explain a social or natural phenomenon or can explain nothing. It can be a popular belief or a tradition or a false notion. A hero participates in the myths. This term contains aspects of various kinds. There are a lot of heroes: fictitious heroes (from literature or comic strips), a fashion hero (like Michael Jackson), a human rights defender, a sportsman, some unknown heroes (like firemen, soldiers, charity workers...)... This term is complex. I’m going to study soldiers: some unknown heroes, who save our lives. Firstly, I will present what the soldiers are and what they do. Subsequently, I will speak about their sacrifice.

When people think of heroes, what often comes to their mind is some fictional character like Batman or Superman, these superstrong, supernatural characters , stemming from comics strips, cartoons, novels or also movies... But, heroes aren’t all fictional, there are also some more traditional heroes, closer to us, with which anyone can identify. Soldiers are the main representatives of this type. They are considered as anti-heroes, because they are common people, they are not as strong as the heroes from the cartoons, or they have no some supernatural powers. But, they are considered as heroes, because they performed a good and generous action, helping people who are in difficulty, defending the others, powerless, just with courage, and their heart. These unknown heroes protect the powerless people, they risk their life to protect them, they make a lot of sacrifices, it’s very dangerous and they sacrifice their lives and also the times with their family for their country, their homeland. We studied a lot of documents about the soldiers, some pictures and movies...

Consequently, the soldiers’ lives are not easy. Their work is hard, they must be strong, physically and psychologically. This work can bring trauma. It’s horrible, they live constantly with death, fear... They see their friends, their fellows dying, in front of them, and they can’t do anything to save or to help them. They also do some great sacrifice. In the trailer of the movie “We were soldiers”, we saw that they leave their families. It’s very hard for them. Furthermore, it’s a selfish choice, because their relatives suffer a lot. With the movie “Full Metal Jacket”, we saw that the sacrifice is very hard, this can bring some trauma, for example for Léonard Lawrence, a character who succumbed to the madness of the army, the training, and the pressure, and who committed suicide. The soldiers suffer. They are in the military, their fate is to kill, as we can see on the cover of the movie Full Metal Jacket. It’s a terrible fate, it’s hard to accept this, even if it’s their choice.

Furthermore, a soldier’s life is very dangerous. There are a lot of soldiers who die. They have some weapons, guns, to defend themselves, but it’s not enough,in front of against adversaries or enemies. They haven’t got a lot of things to protect themselves. Too many soldiers die. Their relatives suffer a lot with these deaths. It’s hard for them. Nevertheless, we can applaud the valour of these soldiers, who know the risks, the danger, but they not shrink from these risks. Death is near them. But, despite this, they sacrifice their lives, for their countries, their homeland. They are very brave. Furthermore, they don’t want anything, any gratitude in exchange for their actions.

In conclusion we can say that the heroes have a lot of qualities. Soldiers are important and impressive heroes. They are models, for the population. They are brave, generous... They fight evil. They perform for humanity. Consequently , their work is very dangerous, they can dead at any moment, they risk their lifes... We must imitate them. It’s good, for the children, to have some heroes and to imitate them because, by doing this, they take their qualities and they become better. We can all be a hero for someone. But, nowadays, the heroism is becoming weak. People no longer trust each other and they are more selfish. The human aspect which united people some times ago has been lost or overlooked or at least is less present. People cease to have interest each other, they pass next to each other. This is the reason because, nowadays, being a hero is rarer, because of the egoism of people. But, the heroes of our days are more praiseworthy because of their inadequacy. Hugh Thompson, who was a United States Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, said « Nowadays, you have to think like a hero, just to behave like a merely decent human being.”.

Modifié par lucile83 le 14-04-2016 11:59


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