The Analysis Of Mythology Of The Environment And The Unconscious Mind

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The analysis of mythology in relation to society establishes a commonality among humanity, as well as the analyzation of various cultural perspectives and values around the world. Thus forth we see the origins of mythology diversely interpreted and analyzed by the context of culture. Myths “symbolize” and “embody” human experience in relation to a cultures beliefs and values (Rosenberg, 1999). Despite the various roots in which a myth may originate and or the level of cultural recognition, it is evident myths exist in all societies. Myths allow humanity to embody culture, tradition and spirituality. Myths fulfill the human desire to express an established identity or sense of oneself. This perspective aligns with Sigmund Freud’s interpretation of internalization of the environment and the “unconscious mind”. It is my perspective that cultures are built upon the comprehension and generalization of such stories. Mythological legends or beliefs serve as the fundamental purpose in which humans identify and tradition is formed. Through individual interpretation a set of cultural values and norms develop. Societies refer to such stories as a reference or guide through spiritual and religious origins. In time myths and their intended purpose evolve to accommodate an ever changing society. In this essay I will examine a “The Aeneid” a poem of epic portion, using the theoretical approach of feminism and anthropology. I will further analyze how a myth develops alongside its
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