Hum 105 Dq Essay

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Week 5 DQs • What is the worth of an object, such as a nation’s flag or its national symbol? What does it symbolize, or what likely significance is attached to such physical objects? In short, how are such items mythic? The nation's flag is acknowledged to represent our country in a way that is full of pride and valor. It is an emblem of our country and it also stands for its harmony. The stars on the flag symbolize the states and the stripes stand for the first 13 colonies. The narrative is that a woman named Betsy Ross embroidered the first flag in 1776. The story goes that.. "On January 1, 1776, the Continental Army was restructured in accord with a Congressional ruling which placed American forces under George Washington's power. On that New Year's Day the Continental Army was arranging cordon to Boston which had been taken over by the British Army. Washington commanded the Grand Union flag raised above his base at Prospect Hill. It had 13 rotating red and white stripes and the British Union Jack in the upper left-hand corner (the canton)." (USA Flag Site, 2010) It was George Washington's manner of arising and proving that he would not be beaten. The flag symbolized his vigor and fight to keep fighting for what he believed in. Our Text affirms that "Such stories give us a prospect to see, to feel, the existence of mythic truth in the midst of our observations of present actuality. Whether they are the repositories of national or ethnic individuality or the site of telepathic exposure or visitation, whether they are valid places where we can stand and hear the echoes of long-ago battles or invented places shaped by the requirements of mythic vision, holy places serve to remind and teach us of who we are and how we

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