June 16, 2022 the anticipated French test was held, which concerned first year students in the general sector. The text commentary concerned a text Sylvie Germain (born in 1954), angry daysSongs, “The Brothers”, 1989. Set in an indeterminate past, Sylvie Germain’s novel angry days takes place in the forests of Morvan and presents the nine sons of Ephraïm Mauperthuis and Reinette-la-Grasse. The exercise thus consisted, for the high school students, of commenting on this text starting from several major axes relating to the forest (and by extension to nature), such as for example the relationship of man to nature, the superiority of nature over man, or even symbiosis between men and the forest.
As you knowthere are no “right” answers for a text commentary, as long as the student manages to interrogate the text. Only problem: the text of Sylvie Germain rather aroused the anger of high school students, many of whom, in their own words, did not understand it in its entirety. And on social networks, the insults have fused. Here are some examples, collected from Twitter only :
on the other hand Sylvie Germain will fuck you with your shitty texts
Fuck your race Sylvie Germain for wanting to make us spit refs to Tarzan #bacdefrancais
Good my reufs, I have a message to pass to Sylvie Germain (the author of the book for the commentary of the French baccalaureate), your text is finite, no sense, goal, apart from 9 naked buffoons in the forest who live in a shitty house I didn’t understand anything, the essay was cool.
Sylvie Germain I’m going to fuck you, your fat mother, you’re part of WHAT MOVEMENT big, I’m going to screw up, whose grandma is that?? who are you wsh???? #bacdefrancais
A little “pot pourri” of what was posted as a comment on the instagram of #SylvieGermain. It should be noted in passing that given the language level, if some fail their baccalaureate, it will not be only because they did not understand the text, huh… pic.twitter.com/aNNEUcrGXb
As you can see with this non-exhaustive list of just a few tweets, Sylvie Germain suffered real harassment the last days on social networks. Many Internet users, including teachers, have tried to stem this wave of hatred:
My afternoon occupation: reporting tweets from neuneu students who insult and threaten #SylvieGermain because they haven’t done anything all year. They are violent. And no questioning about their chronic lack of work, huh!
I am appalled to see the reaction of the students… They show inadmissible violence against this author (who, moreover, is in no way responsible for their lack of culture).
It would be more prudent not to choose any more living author for the EAF.
The high school students who go wild on #sylviegermain are they really the adults and voters of tomorrow?
Because we already have enough uneducated and low-spirited assholes and assholes in this world.
And if you want to know what the students thought of their subject of philosophy (it was a little more benevolent), you can consult our previous article on the subject.