Myth Homework Help

Choose one of the 3 below listed topics to address in your discussion post.  In all cases, be sure to connect your choice with this week’s Learning Resources.

What do you think it means to say a trickster embodies “all of the infinite ambiguities of what it is to be alive in this world?” Who are some characters from film, TV plays etc. that could be considered tricksters? Explain your answer using some of the information from the Learning Resources to justify your claim about the character you chose.

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What important elements of the heroic journey do you see in the stories you read? Why are these elements important and what do they teach humans?

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A cult of personality has supported various dictators such as Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Saddam Hussein, and others. Is there some connection between the personal “mythology” of political leaders and the heroic myths we have examined?