A Brief Analysis on the Heroism of Catastrophic Movies of America in the First Decade of 21st Century

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西安外国语大学
本科毕业论文

A Brief Analysis on the Heroism of Catastrophic Movies of America in the First Decade of 21st Century 简析二十一世纪前十年美国灾难电影中的英雄主义

学生姓名:贺 永 亮
指导教师:刘 军 伟
所在院系:商 学 院
专 业:商务英语
班 级: 0702

A Brief Analysis on the Heroism of Catastrophic Movies of America in the First Decade of 21st Century

By
He Yongliang
Academic Adviser: Liu Junwei

A thesis submitted to the Business School of
Xi’an International Studies University
For the degree of
Bachelor of Arts
In
English

Xi’an China
March, 2011
A Brief Analysis on the Heroism of Catastrophic Movies of America in the First Decade of 21st Century

Abstract

Through linking the heroism in American movies to American culture, a study is made on individual heroism, patriotism, courageous and dedicative spirit. We can know American culture deeply, finding out the advantages and disadvantages from their contemporary life. Consequently, it helps us to make a referenced standard in knowing the values tropism from the American culture. The essay is mainly elucidating the origin of American value and the development in lives and movies. From the beginning, a definition to heroism and an introduction to the American culture open a prolog for the essay. Then, the essay begins to introduce the origin of the Americans’ concept of heroism, the heroes in American history, and the Heroism in American culture. In the second stage, the thesis starts to discuss some examples about heroism in American movies. Afterwards, humanity and crisis consciousness of American movies have been talked about. Finally, the conclusion makes the theme clear, that is people should accept the advantage of a foreign culture and get rid of the disadvantage of native culture.

Key Words: heroism; movie; America; culture

简析二十一世纪前十年美国灾难电影中的英雄主义

摘要

通过把美国电影中的英雄主义和美国文化联系起来,来研究个人英雄主义、道德主义、爱国主义、勇敢和奉献的精神。进一步了解美国文化,联系当代生活,找出其存在的利弊关系,帮助我们对美国文化中的价值取向做一个参考标准。本文主要阐明的是美国文化价值观的来源及其在生活和电影中的发展。 在第一,介绍了研究背景、目的、意义及内容,第二部分对英雄主义的解释和对美国文化的介绍给这篇论文拉开了序幕接着,论文开始介绍美国英雄主义的起源,美国的英雄和美国文化中出现的英雄主义。在第二阶段, 论文开始讨论一些实际美国电影中的英雄主义。然后,谈论了美国电影所带来的两种不同的影响。最终, 结论表明了主题,那就是人们应该学习外民族文化的精华之处,并摒弃本文化的糟粕之处。 关键词:英雄主义、电影、美国、文化

A Brief Analysis on the Heroism of Catastrophic Movies of America in the First Decade of 21st Century Chapter 1
1.1 Research Background
This thesis aims at strengthening the understanding to American culture by analyzing Hollywood movies which plays an important role in American life. Thus we can understand the way American people do things, especially in international affairs and Sino-America relationship which are essential to Chinese people. Through analysis, we can benefit from understanding how America becomes strong and what we should learn from it. With the fast development of globalization, all countries in this world are connected tighter. Our world experienced an unordinary beginning of the 21st century. A lot of issues cross the boundaries of states because the convenience of modern communication and transportation technology. Many disasters accompanied the world into new millennium, like tsunami in Indian Ocean in 2004, Wenchuan earthquake in China in 2008 and the recent nuclear radiation disaster in Japan, which shows us a complex image of the expectation for the future. Global warming and ocean contamination make us understand that our world is weak and human beings are weak, too. Various kinds of worries are upsetting human beings. The fate of the planet is uncertain. Nobody knows what future we will have. The tale of Maya that the world will destroy in 2012 is spreading as the year of 2012 is coming. Modern science hasn’t given any answer to this question. But continuous disasters warn us that human beings need to rethink the way we live and develop. Being the only superpower in the world, America never misses a chance to show its concern to the rest of the world. It’s eager to show its responsibility to lead and save the world. This is an obvious feature...
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