Monday, July 1, 2013

The Myth and where the Truth lies.

Creating the Myth by Linda Seger breaks down how to write an epic story giving examples from “Star Wars” to great idols of the world, people who changed the way we think as well as act such as Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. and Gandhi. These names have changed the world by their ideas in addition to actions that we follow till this day. We all know the stories, Jedi’s fighting keeping balance in the universe from good and evil. Luke Skywalker fighting against the Empire to restore order throughout the galaxy, Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. making civil rights history in America, change that we still live by now until the end of time. These examples of heroism is what the myth is all about but behind the myth the truth is buried underneath it all. These idols did not do it alone, the real story is covered in tragedy but the big victory is when the myth comes into play. The myth is what we live by today, the truth is what started it all.  

The relationship between myth and fact is that the myth are all these crazy over the top stories, while the fact is bare bones. The fact is what makes the myth “the myth.”  More than true myths are problematic because people will surely go for this adventure fueled myth. “Working with the myth in the rewriting process will deepen your script, giving it new life as you find the story within the story” (Linda Seger 345). Breaking down this quote is saying that the retold story of the truth takes shape into the myth.   Stories we all grow up with “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jumped over the candlestick!” or “Jack and Jill went up the hill, to fetch a pail of water” and you know the rest. These stories are the ultimate myth because it’s the stories we are going to tell our kids, our grandkids and our great grandkids. Its the nursery rhymes where we do not know how they started or if it’s even true. The only nursery rhyme I know that has somewhat of a meaning is “ London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down” as well as “ Ring around the rosies Pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes, we all fall down” have meaning behind them, stories that mean something this is the definition of a myth but what the truth is, is hidden inside these myths you really need to dig and lessen to get the real story. Some might be a little bit more obvious than the others.

1 comment:

  1. Good answers to the questions, Brad, but your summary's a bit short considering how long the article is ;-)