Myths and heroes

Myths and heroes
The american dream
Representation of the American dream
"Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with
opportunity for each according to ability or achievement
regardless of social class or circumstances of birth." James
easy word
cairage (=courage)
material wealth
equal opportunity
everyone can become rich
to do what you want, to succeed
in your domain
The possibility to make your dreams
come true, even if it's difficult to
The possibilty to succeed, even if
you are a "nobody"
To have lot of money, a nice family, a nice
car, a big house, a dog in a beautiful
Pic 1 : Young woman (big house, nice car) > embodies
the AD. Young has everything they want/ we can dream
of. She is holding a gun/weapon (represents the
Pic 2 : Perfect people, with perfect love in a
perfect life, full of luck and wealth. They seem to
be happy.
Pic 3 : farmer picking apples on the three : important crop in a
huge orchard with beautiful landscape in the background. shows
abundance and profusion of the American lands and wealth of
USA. beautiful landscapes : with the great Canyon.
A other pic :
the rocket represents the technological
advances of USA and the force they have in the
the differents cars are the symbol
of weakth of the US population
about tue wealth of american
the military represebts military strength
of USA in the world and the secure of
The man who is eating a ice cream with the
beautiful woman represents the perfect love
the young girl is the symbol of the perfect family,
the perfect amercan dscent, the perfect
Differents faces of AD (avec les chansons)
Everything isn't perfect in the AD : discriminations against
immigrants (awful living conditions, they have to stay among
themselves, they have less opportunities, less well paid (= bien
USA is a wealthy country, strond industrie,
powerful economy, country of freedom, people cab
be everything they want
people who believe in the AD are too selfish,
behavior led by money without thinking about
people around them
Behind the american dream
the AD says that everyone is equal and has the same right to
strive for (se battre pour) his luck (cad equal opportunities).
But in reality people won't to be succesful if they to lower
a kid with rich parents have more chance to
succeed because he has a good education (good
schools are very expensive)
The AD isn't as popular as in the
past today more difficult to have
problems with guns because no control of
guns, much more mass murders than in other
economi crisis : people lose their job
can't to pay the banks (lose house, cars ...)
news report : living tunnels