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Autor: anton 02 May 2011
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Collage "The wine of astonishment"
The theme "Heroes & Idols"
The theme about heroes and idols plays a big role in the book "The wine of astonishment". The
question is: Who is a hero, who is an idol?
My collage is divided in two sides, the top of the poster board represents idols, the bottom stands
for heroes. In the middle I drew a lot of question marks and arrows, because in my opinion the line
between heroes and idols is very thin and UNTERBROCHEN. Heroes can be idols at the same
time, and idols can be heroes.
But there are big differences between heroes and idols, which I
tried to point out. For example the side of the idols is a lot more colorful, because idols are
always famous and popular, most of the time they have a lot of money and live a glamourous life.
So the GLITTER, colors and some pictures represent the lifestyle that idols live. Some heroes are
popular, but little persons who nobody knows can be heroes, too, so that side is a little bit lighter.
Everybody wants to be pretty, rich, talented, success- and powerfull. I put a lot of pictures
of movie stars, singers, athlets and politicians on the collage, because they ERFÐ“ÑšLLEN all these
adjectives. Celebrities that are in the TV, newspapers and radio every day are idols for many
people, because they are special and everybody wants to be like them.
Bolo was a very good stickfighter, a handsome man and every villager knew and liked him a lot.
He was like an idol for the people in Bonasse, because he was a better athlet than everybody
else. The soccer and tennis player on my collage represent him, because they fight for their
success, and they really succeed, as the man with the POKAL shows.
Another idol in the novel, at least at the beginning, is Ivan Morton. You can see that when Joyce
gets really excited just seeing him driving by. I glued Angela Merkel on the
collage, the german chancellor. She has a lot in common with Ivan Morton, because she was very
important to many people, because she was the first female chancellor in Germany. Ivan Morton was
the first african-american politician, but he disappointed his people. Angela Merkel didn't disappoint
the inhabitants as much as Ivan Morton did, but she didn't really change things either.
Heroes have stronger personalities than idols. They don't do what everbody else likes, they stand up
for their believes to make the world better. The woman
who bites on a neckless with the words "speak" represents this strongness. The words "speak" and
also the picture with the demonstration on it tell us that everybody should say what he or she thinks,
but not be violent.
Heroes are not necessarily popular, but some celebrities use their popularity to help others, for
example the famous actress who helps african kids without parents. As the opposite I put a doctor,
who also helps african children, a girl that TRÐ“â€“STEN her friend, a man who helps at a birth of a cow,
a soldier who fights for his native country and an officer who leads important rescues. All these
people are not popular, but they are heroes for everyone they help.
The woman with the light in her hands represents Eva. Eva is the good soul of "The wine of
astonishment", she helps Bee when he doesn't know what to do. The light stands for Eva's hope
and that she never gives up.
Every loving parent is a hero for me too, because they help children to grow up and
get their lifes in the right way. Bee and Eva are loving parents, they try to push their children in the
right way, but they still let them freedom. As an example, Bee lets his son Winston be a
policeman even he doesn't like him to be one. But he lets his son make his own decisions.
Marthin Luther King and Mahatma Ghandi represent Bee, too. All three of them fighted for their
believes, but they were non-violent. Bee was really ANGAGIERT at election time, because he
believed Ivan Morton would change everything. As he realizes that that won't happen he doesn't
want to solve the problem with violence like Bolo, Bee rather waites for the right moment and is
patient to rescue the culture of the village. The old man on my collage could be Bee, he looks
friendly, caring, patient and thinkfull at the same time.
For me, heroes are people who stand up for their opinion, who do whatever they can do to make
the world better and who save peoples lifes - idols are just people who are especcially good in
something and are popular for that, but they don't change anything.
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