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Unformatted text preview: i. “Mu mu mu” vs. “bahr bahr bahr” like “Blah blah blah” vs. “Grar Grar Grar” b. Discourse i. Takes the form of a story ii. Purpose: 1. Entertainment 2. Instruction a. Concerning Gods v. Men. v. Animals – On which end of the spectrum are we? iii. Myth belongs to a “Special Past” 1. Myth occurs in Phase 1 of the History of the World – “Sacred Time” a. Present rules of the world did not hold b. Human beings are physically similar to us; Special because more closely related to the Gods c. Past Turn into the Present in 1184 B.C. (aka the Fall of Troy) 2. The Current Period is “Profane Time” a. No one from the present period ever experienced the past period...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course CLASS 2604 taught by Professor Mankin during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '08