Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What makes it a myth

In “Creating the Myth” an article written by Linda Seger, Seger explains her thoughts on what it takes for a story to be classified as a myth along with many films that demonstrate the hero role that she talks about. She says that “The hero myth has specific story beats that occur in all hero stories. They show who the hero is, what the needs, and how the story and character interact in order to create a transformation." 
In most of the cases and films Seger presented to us most of the heroes that were introduced most of them started with almost nothing and a blue attitude, she then says that some point in time the heroes in all of the stories would meet with someone or being forced to find another route to how they want to achieve there goal or change what has be solved.
This quote especially would be relative to the story of Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” a book written by Charles Dickens in which a very grouchy, uptight and unhappy man is visited by ghosts in response to his poor behavior and attitude, enlightened and surprised he sees that he must stop his current ways.
Due to the fact that Scrooge is being told what he needs to do  and being told that, without change doom will be certain. Segers statement about Characters needed help for transformation is a perfect example on how this story can be in her words a “Myth”. 


Question 4:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW7PlTaawfQ
"In any journey, the hero usually receives help, and the help often comes from unusual sources.”

In the Lion king samba is a lion cub, son of the king of the jungle Mufasa. In the story his dad dies and he was told to leave by his evil uncle Scar. After that he was at the darkest point in his life. A couple of days out on his own, complete strangers come and help him out of his dull attitude and sadness. In the end he grows strong and smart and takes back what was taken by him and becomes king.

1 comment:

  1. Not a bad post, bryan. But I know A Christmas Carol is a myth. What kind?

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