• Myths and heroes

    Myths and heroes<o:p></o:p>


    Myths <o:p></o:p>

    - A traditional story involving or supernatural heroes<o:p></o:p>

    - A tale / a fable<o:p></o:p>

    - A legend or an urban legend (manga’s)<o:p></o:p>

    - Folklore<o:p></o:p>

    - A popular myth / a symbol / a role model<o:p></o:p>

    - A political myth<o:p></o:p>

    - A sacred narrative<o:p></o:p>

    - An illusion / a lie<o:p></o:p>

    - Used to give models / to teach<o:p></o:p>

    - A story played by heroes<o:p></o:p>

    - Are about civilization <o:p></o:p>



    - A person of superhuman qualities who is admired for his / her courage outstanding achievement<o:p></o:p>

    - A fictional / real hero<o:p></o:p>

    - A generous hero (philanthropist)<o:p></o:p>

    - A saviour<o:p></o:p>

    - The new heroes (icons, superstars, sportsmen, self-made men…)<o:p></o:p>

    - So you want to follow<o:p></o:p>

    - Have you got a goal<o:p></o:p>

    - Makes us dream<o:p></o:p>

    - Have exceptional qualities<o:p></o:p>

    - So who puts her / his life in danger for the good of mankind<o:p></o:p>


    Oprah Winfrey<o:p></o:p>

    - A TV show host : invitees celebrities, for a confession è consecration<o:p></o:p>

    - A producer<o:p></o:p>

    - The most influential US woman<o:p></o:p>

    - One the richest woman<o:p></o:p>

    - She has been a show host for about 30 years<o:p></o:p>

    - She is a loved, talented, charismatic, respected, generous, self-made woman, careful, kind-hearted, helpful, devoted, compassionated and committed <o:p></o:p>

    - She supported Barack Obama and probably offered him victory<o:p></o:p>

    - She is the richest African American woman of the 20th century<o:p></o:p>

    - She is the greatest US philanthropist in the US history<o:p></o:p>

    - She is the world’s only black billionaire<o:p></o:p>


    Film “Looking For Eric” Ken Loach 2009<o:p></o:p>

    The film is a social realist comedy<o:p></o:p>

    There are 2 Eric’s<o:p></o:p>

    Eric :<o:p></o:p>

    - is a middle-aged Manchester postman<o:p></o:p>

    - is depressed, on the verge of a nervous breakdown<o:p></o:p>

    - is struggling, to cope with his own life<o:p></o:p>

    - is divorced for 20 years (Lily)<o:p></o:p>

    - is single but he’s got a full custody of 2 stepsons who are drifting into crime<o:p></o:p>

    - is an anti-hero<o:p></o:p>

    - is talking to himself<o:p></o:p>

    - was looking at a full-length poster and after he has hallucination<o:p></o:p>

    - is smoked weeds / pot , he gets stoned / high<o:p></o:p>

    - a floor board<o:p></o:p>

    - needs motivation / guidance / to be on the right path<o:p></o:p>


    Eric Cantona :<o:p></o:p>

    - is a role model / a myth / a hero / a legend<o:p></o:p>

    - makes Eric open the trunk and his life with Lily<o:p></o:p>

    - makes Eric confront / face his past, his story<o:p></o:p>

    - is a psychological help<o:p></o:p>

    - is a therapist / a coach / a trainer/<o:p></o:p>

    - is mocking himself<o:p></o:p>

    - try to trigger a reaction<o:p></o:p>


    The film are a duality between : <o:p></o:p>

    - fantasy /  reality<o:p></o:p>

    - dreamworld / realism<o:p></o:p>

    - myth / reality<o:p></o:p>


    Textes complémentaires:<o:p></o:p>

    - the King’s speech<o:p></o:p>

    - Barack Obama’s Victory Speech – November 6th 2012<o:p></o:p>

    - “What a great job” (Steve Jobs / Thomas Edison)<o:p></o:p>



    Problématiques pour l’Oral de terminale :<o:p></o:p>


    - How to differenciate a hero from an ordinary person ?<o:p></o:p>


    - How to differnciate a hero from a myth ?<o:p></o:p>


    - How can a hero become a myth ?<o:p></o:p>


    - How can a myth or a hero influence an ordinary person or an entire society ?<o:p></o:p>


    - How did the notion of myths and hero evolve throughout centuries ?<o:p></o:p>


    - What makes a hero ?<o:p></o:p>


    - Is a myth only built from heroes ?<o:p></o:p>


    - How can ordinary people become heroes / myths after their death ?<o:p></o:p>


    - Would rather copy your heroes or exceed them ?<o:p></o:p>


    - Why do people need myths and heroes in their life ?<o:p></o:p>


    - Is it better to be a hero or to be a myth ? <o:p></o:p>


    - Is it good to dream of being a hero or a myth ?<o:p></o:p>


  • Commentaires

    Jeudi 26 Décembre 2013 à 22:58
    Bonjour, dit on "a hero" ou "an hero" ?
      • lafandemusic1994 Profil de lafandemusic1994
        Vendredi 15 Août 2014 à 09:41
        A hero
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