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je suis en terminale au CNED et je ne n'ai personne pour me relire dans mon entourage.
est-ce que vous pouvez-vous relire mes textes et me dire si il y a des fautes de grammaire ou que ce n'est pas comphénsible?
C'est sur les notions de mythes et héros et de pouvoirs.
Où j'en suis dans mon devoir
The notion I’m going to deal with is places and forms of powers. It can illustrate the topic India, an emerging country with a big contrast between the poverty and their well-developed part.
A power is the ability to influence the behaviour of people. The problematic is how India is a country of contradiction? To answer this question, I would like to talk about 3 documents:a picture, an article and an excerpt. First, I’m going to introduce India and its contradictions. Secondly, I’m going to illustrate these contradictions with the picture "Chowpatty beach at sunset" Finally, I show you the change of the country with the article « Changing India »
First, India is a country in South Asia who is the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people. It is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is developing rapidly with the industry of high technology. However, despite of this industrialization, India is a country very unequal where much of the population lives in high poverty. One of the most important problem in India is the cast system. Dalits or “Untouchables” are suffered discrimination and are outcasts.
India is the land of contradictions and inequalities. On one hand, we have India with a large number of millionaires. And on the other hand, the majority of the population remains poor. We can see very well this contrast in the drama film: “Slumdog millionaire” where the main character is born in a slum where hygiene or nutrition are no the priority.
Traditions and religion play a major part in India. India is "emerging power" and yet it is a country of traditions with the dowry. This tradition explains also why the parents do not want to have daughters as in the excerpt “Another girl”. The husband Jasu say at his wife, Kavita, who has just given birth to a baby girl, that he can’t kept their baby because they would never be able to pay the dowry.Inequalities between men and women and rich and poor are very present in this country.
Secondly, the picture "Chowpatty beach at sunset" illustrate very well these contradictions.
Many people have gathered together on a beach. The shot presents a dual vision of India. On the one hand, on the background, the city's skyscrapers highlight how India has become a booming country. On the other hand, the saris that all women are wearing indicate the tradition remain.
The photo also gives an impression of calm and happiness. The photographer has focused his camera on a smiling couple holding their two children: they are representative of the two-child family policy encouraged by Indian government.
Finally, many changes have taken place in India over the last 20 years. The country is now in a process of rapid economic development.
In the article « Changing India », from the New York Times, the narrator has India origin but he does not go there up to now. He decided to go in India by himself to make up his own mind about the country. Before he had prejudices about it but India has changed. The farms have given way to factories, the couples can divorce, untouchables children can go to school. The main change is people's mentalities.
Moreover, the country is getting modern. It's a successful economy thanks to high-tech industries. Indians are more hopeful about their future.
To sum up, while India has experienced spectacular growth, it remains a poor country with unequally distributed wealth. Its economic growth has benefited a small number of people who have become billionaires with a lot of power.
With this through examples, we can say that India is a country of contradictions, unequal developed. There are too social inequalities. The gap between rich and poor is too much vast.
They could also be linked to the notion idea of progress because, to my mind, this country had made a lot of progress in several fields but others still have to be done.
The notion I’m going to deal with is myths and heroes. It can illustrate the topic cosmopolitan and modern Britain.
A myth can be defined as a tradition. The multiculturalism is the preservation of different cultures within a unified society, as a state. The problematic is: to what extent can Britain be considered as a multicultural country? To answer this question, I would like to talk about 2 documents: one text and one picture. First, I am going to present you the text “black Britons” Secondly, the picture “running guards” who emphasize this multiculturalism.
First, Britain is a country composed of people from various ethnic groups. Since the Second World War, people from different countries come to live in Britain, bringing with them their skills and cultures. The article named "Black Britons" from the Guardian, published in 2011 shows the dark side of the recent immigration in Britain. This paper deals with the integration of people of African and Caribbean heritage in Britain.
To begin with, their ties with their country of origin were still strong. But throughout the decade, black people started to feel more British, and they may consider themselves "Black Britons". If the first generation of migrants felt more black than British, it is clearly explained that there is no contradiction for the younger generation, who she is well-integrated, between ethnicity and identity.According to the text, Black Britons feel more British than before whereas the majority of people in Britain feel less British than in the past.
Secondly, this picture of the London photographer Gideon Hart, is part of the series called London Guards.
The scene, photographed on the banks of the River Thames in London, shows a group of athletes of both sexes and of mixed origins running along the river. It could be the London marathon. The runners all seem focused on the race.
Among the runners, looking straight at the camera is a guard in uniform, and a second guard can be seen on the right. The contrast between the runners and the guard is underlined by the fact that he’s wearing his uniform.
By showing runners, the photographer is projecting the idea of a nation moving forward together with a common goal in mind. The role of the Queen’s guards is to defend the monarchy. They are also one of the most emblematic postcard icons of Britain, they are myths. By placing the guards, he is indicating that this event concerns all parts of British society. Moreover, the fact that he is black in an élite army corps, rooted in tradition, may indicate that society in Britain is becoming more open. The picture focus on a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic Britain, a nation that combines the old and the new. The buildings in the background also underline this: we see the old County Hall to the right of the London Eye. So, this photo is a combination of tradition and modernity.
To sum up, both documents help us to understand how Britain has evolved towards a multicultural society since the post-war years.
They could also be linked to the notion idea of progress because the younger generation of black Britons live a better life than their fathers. They feel part of a community, as the runners and this can indeed be considered as a great social progress for the British society.
So, to my mind, the diversity of origins in Britain is a benefit, being Britain doesn't refer to any ethical identity. Britain has always been multicultural and the British identity is made of contrast.
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