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Unformatted text preview: category. My interpretation of how myth was used in daily life includes their role as entertainment, knowledge of peoples ancestors and of the past, daily routine, ritualistic purposes, respect to gods and the defining of ones character. The true meaning of myth is lost when it is not displayed in its original form. This is even true for the present times. If one were to read one of Ralph Waldo Emersons speeches instead of hearing it, the meaning is lost. In effect, the application of it is also lost just as myth loses its meaning and significance to the people. Oratory is the one way that can reach an audience the most, just as in Ancient times. The effect of hearing a myth in person creates an exhilarating feeling for the listener and affects every part of their life because it creates emotion....
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- Fall '07