precis2 - 1 Wine and Milk Alcohol When many people think of...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 Wine and Milk Alcohol. When many people think of alcohol, they envision drinking beer, wine, and liquor in an attempt to get drunk. Drinking enough alcohol that your senses and motor skills are inhibited in such a way that easy tasks are hard to complete. In my opinion, this is the standard American view on what alcoholic beverages are supposed to accomplish when consuming them. While this might be the American view, the French view on particularly wine is almost the exact opposite. In the ‘Wine and Milk’ excerpt from his book Mythologies , Roland Barthes argues that wine is an ornament and special drink to the French that is valued throughout the country as part of everyday life. The reading starts off with telling how important wine is to the French culture, and this becomes one of the basis’s to the entire reading. Wine is felt to be particularly special to France and it is a “totem-drink, corresponding to the milk of the Dutch cow or the tea ceremonially taken by the British Royal Family” (Barthes 58). This quote leads us
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern