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Myth

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Myth

  1. 1. ©2003 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Long The Art of Being Human, 7/e Chapter 3 – Myth PowerPoint by Julie Rodakowski
  2. 2. ©2003 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Long POPULAR MYTHOLOGY is A KEY to evaluating thought and emotional patterns
  3. 3. ©2003 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Longman Publishers. • What goes around comes around. • Leave it to Mother Nature. • They’ll think of something. • What do THEY know. • All you need is love. • Destiny. • Just desserts. • Us versus them. • There’s always room at the top. • Isn’t that just like a man/woman? COMMON SAYINGS are often expressions of myth that form the basis of thought and emotional patterns.
  4. 4. ©2003 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Longman Publishers. MYTHS OF CHILDHOOD offer • A reassurance of safety and love • A recognition of stereotypical gender roles, class distinctions, and the notion that good and evil are based on physical appearance • A recognition of the importance of names • A recognition of the dark side
  5. 5. ©2003 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Long MYTH AS EXPLANATION • to understanding natural phenomena & • to understanding human tragedy is A KEY
  6. 6. ©2003 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Longman Publishers. • The natural world • The origins of evil • The myth of the doomed family MYTHS OF EXPLANATION HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND
  7. 7. ©2003 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Long ARCHETYPES IN MYTHOLOGY are KEYS to understanding the common threads that link people of all cultures and all times.
  8. 8. ©2003 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Longman Publishers. COMMON ARCHETYPES ARE • The monomyth—the myth of the hero • The power of magic • The power of words • The power of numbers • The circle • The journey • The garden

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