Lastly it is the appearance of the spirit of eurydice

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beloved Eurydice is dead (Threnos). Lastly, it is the appearance of the spirit of Eurydice in an  old lady’s body (Theophany).  Another scholars’ ideas that can be seen throughout the film are Jane Ellen Harrison and Francis  Macdonald Cornford. Jane Ellen Harrison believed that rituals were an introduction into society.  This can be seen in the Carnival, a ritual that makes people socialize and enjoy each other  company. She also explained that ancient myths were developed as an explanation to ritual. This  is referred in the movie, when the marriage clerk calls Orpheus’ fianc é  Eurydice. In that instant, 
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the clerk is referring back to the original ancient Greek myth. This can explain why myths are  used as a form of justification to rituals. If the original myth did not exist, the clerk would not  have associated Orpheus with Eurydice.  Francis Macdonald Cornford was another Cambridge Ritualist along with Murray and Harrison.   He believed that the myth was part of the ritual and that the it was an explanation to the world. In Cornford’s myth-ritualism ideas, ritual was primary and it was the main explanation to the myth.  In the case of the film, the primary ritual can be observed in the fact that Orpheus is recognized  in a society as a character from an ancient myth. He is associated with the original Greek myth  and the ritual is when the clerk asks him for his fianc é  Eurydice. Cornford also believed that the  primary ritual loses its ties to the myth. In the movie, this can be seen in the fact that Orpheus is  just a hard-working man and has nothing to do with the original myth.
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