American and French Teenagers
Compares the American teenagers and young adults as described in Jean M. Twenge's "Generation Me" to a French teenage,r as experienced by the author of this paper.
# 112970 | 955 words | 0 sources | 2009 |
Published on Mar 13, 2009 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues) , Education (General)
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This paper explains that, in "Generation Me", Jean M. Twenge portrays how teenagers and young adults in America are taught that they can be whatever they want to be and that all dreams are achievable. In contrast to this mythical attitude presented by Twenge, the author relates the very pessimistic opinions of French teenagers, who are taught early in their lives that having a dream is ok as long as it is reasonable. The author underscores that one of the worst aspects of the French educational system is that, at the age of 14, adolescents must make the important choice of their future career.
From the Paper:"Twenge also explains how newly developed websites such as YouTube have allowed these teens to get a taste of what it would be like to be famous, by allowing them to post their videos online. However, only a handful of these users will ever get a job opportunity in the media. In France, the situation is more or less the
same. The creation of Television shows such as "The Star Academy" and "A la recherche de la nouvelle star", meaning the search for the new idol, has developed new hopes for kids and teenagers to become famous."
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