Monday, July 1, 2013

Who are You? Creating the Myth by LInda Seger

This Article Creating the Myth by Linda Seger is about the way in which we perceive ourselves, and who would idolize to perhaps be more alike. When starting out Seger, explains the relative theory that we the people want to act like certain individuals that we look up to in order to profess this self fulfillment that we are just like them. When in fact most of us aren’t going to be shooting bad guys like Clint Eastwood in the old West. Bringing up Clint Eastwood, Seger acknowledges him as a Hero in mythology. To be considered a Hero according to Seger, “Clint Eastwood alot does hero stories, and gives us the adventure of the myth and the transformation of the myth…Eastwood’s films have given more attention to the transformation of the hero, and have been receiving more serious critical attention as a result.” (143). All of this meaning is that like the original heroes such as in the film Star Wars, the hero has transformed itself into being not only the good guy, but the man/woman that brings justice to society. As opposed to this argument would be “The Healing Myth” (340) which is where the character in the story is in pieces and works hard to puzzle themselves out of the funk that they have found themselves in. Lastly, “Combination Myths” (341) explains the mix of emotions of characters where they are the hero and the cause of destruction. As explained by Seger in the film Ghostbusters, by trying to decontaminate the citizens of New York City, it does just the opposite. With good intentions, horrific results occur leaving New York City in the dreadful hands of the Marshmallow Man. Only to come would be the Ghostbusters who would save New York City and replenish and harm they may have accidentally caused proving that “When there’s something Strange in the Neighborhood, Who you gonna call…Ghostbusters”. (Ghostbusters Theme Song). All this means is that the main idea of this article is that it doesn’t matter if you’re the modern day Clint Eastwood, the character in distress building yourself up, or the clumsy funny hero, your unique and can be whoever you want to be as long as you know who you are.
The  relationship between Myth and fact is that Myth is just what you read, see, hear, and watch. Fact is what’s what. Facts are not opinions and tell the story of the actual events of what happened. A fact can tell the story of Myths only if those Myths actually took place. The way “more than true myths” may become problematic is because outside of screen writing it is visual so if the myth is wrong, then it has to be proven or given to show that it is in fact a true myth.


  1. EEEEWWWWW! "I got Slimed!!" Epic break down! But if New York evr had a ghost break out, I would call Clint Eastwood! Myth says he's a bad ars! PUNK

  2. You lost me in your last sentence. Maybe I read it wrong but who is to say a myth is wrong? How are we going to prove a myth?

  3. I'm with Dennika; I don't really understand your answer to the question :-/

    Also, I edited your blog so that the videos show up without have to follow the link to YouTube :-)