The Novel ' The Monomyth '

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a. The author talks about his theories of the human culture, society and individual experience in “The Monomyth” section. Myth is a secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into the human cultural manifestation. Apparently human beings are born too soon; we aren’t ready for the world yet. The unconscious sends all sorts of vapors, odd beings, terrors, and deluding images up into the mind—whether in dream, broad daylight, or insanity. Campbell also talked about archetypes which is the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based. There were illustrations referred to as dreams; an example is a man who dreamed of killing his father and taking care of his mother. At the end of this section Campbell was talking about freedom which he could be talking about the American dream and how it may have a deeper meaning. II. Tragedy and Comedy a. I like the beginning of this section which I quote: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” A happy ending is just a misrepresentation for the world says Campbell. People may have a happy ending but the real ending is that we all die and become non-existence. He also talks about tragedy which describes a form of pain and fear because of the crucial truth. Comedy is a celebration of the blissful truth that exists alongside the pain. Campbell is superb in life and celebrations of love and beauty, “…the world sings
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