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Essay 3 - Nick Hookham RhetComp 1 Hackbarth 1st sem 2007...

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Nick Hookham RhetComp 1 Rewrite Hackbarth 1 st sem , 2007 Essay #3 Busting Creating ^ the Myth “They don’t just tell the myths ; they put them to the test:” that is the line at the end of the introduction for every episode of the popular TV show , Mythbusters . While just about every other show , movie , or play tries to create a myth surrounding itself , Mythbusters tries to tear down the fallacies of myths and bring forward the truth . While Mythbusters is a show about breaking down urban myths, it ultimately fulfills Seger’s theory of screen writing in the characters of the show. First , the show upholds the theory in the characters. Second, Mythbusters deals with myths in a very different way than has been done in the past as well as doing so without heroes . Lastly , the question is raised as to whether or not myths should even be busted because of the high cultural significance that myths hold . While the show does have a seeming disagreement with Seger’s, Mythbusters does in the end fulfill the theory . First , there is the Archetype of the wise old man that is played by Jamie . On the show , Adam is known to become reckless and misguided , but it is Jamie who seems to always know what advice to give and lends his level head and immense experience to the show .
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Also , the show seems to only keep up the strange fascination with science that society has today .
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