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Unformatted text preview: view of the nature of myth does Freud base his interpretation? 8. What is an "archetype" in Jung's theory of myth? 9. What is the meaning of "myth as social charter"? That is, according to Bronislav Malinowski, what is the function of myth? 10. According to Claude Lvi-Strauss, what is the function of myth? 11. Pay close attention to the discussion of Walter Burkert and his four theses (p. 15). 12. Pay close attention to the description of women in Greek society (p. 19). Ditto for the discussion of homosexuality in antiquity (pp. 21-23). These brief descriptions will be a useful starting point for us. 13. I expect that all of you found the South American Indian myth more bizarre and downright uncomfortable to read than the Greek Actaeon myth. But when you think about it, the Actaeon story is pretty strange and brutal. Why do you think the South American story strikes you as stranger than the Greek one....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CC 303 taught by Professor Perlman during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08