Monday, June 13, 2005

The Punks

God Save the Queen is a patriotic song used as the British national anthem. It is widely sung throughout the Commonwealth realm during official occasions.

In 1977 during Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee, a punk rock band called The Sex Pistols released an anarchistic and anti-royalist song with the same title. Attempting to play the song from a boat on the river Thames outside the Palace of Westminster on the Jubilee holiday itself (a day which was billed as a national party), the band was arrested by the British police.

Make a list of things about the Punks that shocked the British in the late 70s and early 80s. Fashion, Issues, Social and Political ideas
What do you think they were rebelling against?

What are the issues today and how do young people today show their rebellion?

Monday, June 06, 2005


a) How do you define a rebel or an act of rebellion? Try to illustrate your definition with examples of situations you know.
b) In which situations do you feel like rebelling?
c) Check the thesaurus and make a list of synonyms that are used for heroes and rebels. How are heroes and rebels qualified? What verbs would you use to describe the actions of a rebel? What kind of words are used for one and the other. Discuss.
d)What would be the difference between a hero and a rebel basically? Is it possible for rebels tobecome heroes? How? Where do you draw the line?

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