The "american way of life" influence in Europe and in France
The american way of life can be defined as an american idea which wants to respect several principles of the declaration of independence like life, freedom and happiness.
But, it can also refer to people lifestyle in their everyday life. Actually, to go further, it's now related to "the american dream" and the "american exceptionalism" which puts the USA at the top of the world, as if they were different and unique.
« American Life », Madonna.
The American dream is the idea according to which any person living in the United States can become prosperous. The notion of this possibility for any immigrant to succeed from nothing was strengthened by the territorial area, the resources and the political and economic liberalism which characterize the United States. Through the song “American life» , Madonna illustrates the myth of the American dream but also the obstacles which we can meet.
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with two characteristics of the USA. Now, he has got mixed feelings. On the one hand, he reproaches his country to being too arrogant and for not respecting the ideals. And on the other, he is very proud of it with his creativity and his education system.
Abroad, the America is always victim of many judgments which can be good or not. The country has dark and bright sides.
Freedom, justice and democracy are the most important ideals of the USA. However, there is a lack of consistence between these
North Atlantic Treaty
Agreement signed on 4 April 1949 by Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the UK, and the USA, in response to the Soviet blockade of Berlin June 1948–May 1949. They agreed that ‘an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all’. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which other countries have joined since, is based on this agreement.
All throughout the movie, by presenting Forest Gump’s life, the director shows many American values such as the family values:
* Forrest Gump shows respect to his mother and wants to make her proud of him. As for his mother, she is the very image of The American mother: she loves her son and goes to the extreme for him. But as much as his family represent the ideal American family (save for his father who left them), Jenny’s family is the very opposite. Her father beats her and her sisters and
personnes associent le terme « obésité » au mode de vie américain dit « American way of life ». Cependant, l’American way of life n’est pas resté ancré aux Etats-Unis comme certains pourraient le penser. En effet, le mode de vie américain s’est, petit à petit, et sous différentes formes certes, mais bien répandu dans le monde en commençant par les pays européens.
Historiquement, le développement de l’American way of life est lié à un phénomène du XXe siècle. C’est lorsque l’armée américaine
￼ The representation of national history in Forrest Gump
￼ Forrest as a witness and actor of American history
￼ Time in Forrest Gump
￼ Representation of Vietnam War ( sequence analysis)
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Robert Zeneckis
Screenwriter: Winston Groom ( novel) and Eric Poth ( screenplay)
Producer: Steve Fisch and Wendy Finerman
Co producer: Charles Newirth
Director of photography: Don Burgess
Synthèse : « Consumption ».
William McGuire "Bill" Bryson (born 8 December 1951) is a best-selling American author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on scientific subjects. Born an American, he was a resident of North Yorkshire, England, for most of his professional life before moving back to the US in 1995. In 2003 Bryson moved back to the UK and currently he lives in Wramplingham near Wymondham in Norfolk. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town
everywhere in American lives. Moreover, we can see the . influences of American series and TV shows in French TV channels as W9 too in many different aspects with the show “Next” that is typically an American TV program. There is an rent international way for these shows with for example for The American Idol broadcasting to over 100 nations outside of the United States.
We will try to understand why such programs become so famous and major in the American society. The target of this subject is
takes care of her husband’s health by keeping an eye on his diet, preventing him from drinking alcohol during the week and making him do sports at the week-end. 8) By thinking this, Victoria certainly means that she finds Hayden’s life boring. She thinks he works too much to enjoy the pleasures of life and spend time doing things he likes. Moreover,
she certainly insinuates that Nancy regulates his life too much since she imposes him many life’s rules, which doubtlessly makes his life too strict