The Mythological and Archetypal Approach. By: Kristi, Grant, Parth, Ben, and Shrey. Mythology. Definition: a set of stories, traditions, or beliefs associated with a particular group or the history of an event. Example of Greek Mythology. Mythology (cont.).
By: Kristi, Grant, Parth, Ben, and Shrey
Note: Anthropology is the study of human beings
“Myth is a fundamental, the dramatic representation of our deepest instinctual life, of a primary awareness of man in the universe, capable of many configurations, upon which all particular opinions and attitude depends.” (William Blake: The Politics of Vision 29)
“Myth is to be defined as a complex of stories—some no doubt fact, and some fantasy—which for various reasons, human beings regard as demonstrations of the inner meaning of the universe and of human life.” (7)
:Modifs and images that tend to elicit comparable psychological responses and serve similar cultural functions.
-mystery of creation
-law in nature
line1 “had we but world enough, and time….”
Line 8 “Love you ten years before the flood.”
Line 13 “ An hundred years should go to praise.”
Line 15 “ two hundred to adore each breast,”
Line 16 “ But thirty thousand to the rest.”
Each of these lines refers to their love for each other for all of eternity.
It applies to the archetype motif of immortality in the form of escaping from time.
Line 22 “Times winged chariot hurrying near:”
This references to the myth of how a winged chariot comes to bring one to heaven.
Line 24 “Deserts of vast eternity.”
Once again this refers to the archetype of escaping from time
Line 40 “Than languish in his slow-chapped power.”
Line 46 “Stand still, yet we will make him run.”
Both of these lines bring up an undefined him. This goes along with the Greek mythology of one who is above all humans.
Line 44 “ Thorough the iron gates of life:”
The iron gates of life are symbolizing the gates to heaven in mythology