What makes this film a myth?
The Truth of Myth: World Mythology in Theory and Everyday Life Conclusion: Moving Forward with Myth (ATTACHED)
Activity 1: Discussion: Myth in Our Culture
As you are watching your selected film (SEE BELOW), consider the following: What makes this film a myth? In what ways is it true? What does the film you chose suggest to its audience about how we ought to live and what devices does it use to convey that message?
Black Panther (2018; PG-13 comic book action)
Activity 2: Discussion: Myth in Our Lives
Thompson and Schrempp define myths as “narratives of profound cultural and individual importance that in some way help establish our symbolic sense of the ultimate shape and meaning of existence—of ourselves, of everything else in the cosmos, and perhaps especially of the relationship between the two” (p.7).-(SEE ATTACHED)
As you have likely realized by now, there are a lot of myths—both recognized and unrecognized—that are embedded in Western culture. Share an example of a myth that has directly affected your life for the better. How does this narrative establish or maintain your sense of “the ultimate shape and meaning of existence—of ourselves, of everything else in the cosmos, and perhaps especially of the relationship between the two”?