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Signs of Life in the U.S.A. Chapter Summary & Analysis - American Icons: The Myth Characters of Popular Culture Summary

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American Icons: The Myth Characters of Popular Culture Summary and Analysis

America has many different kinds of heroes in popular culture. Some of these heroes are fictional, others are real. The 9/11 terrorist attacks resulted in the New York police and fire fighters becoming icons and heroes, as Americans and the world watch the effects of the terrorist attacks. They were represented at the many concerts and other benefits held by celebrities. The police and firefighters demonstrated what heroism meant and Americans accepted them as the new icons immediately. Nevertheless, Americans did not drop their sports stars or entertainment stars as heroes. These people led the benefits in different parts of the country. Some events, like the Emmys were postponed while others like the World Series took place. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, many Americans found solace and consolation in entertainment...

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