Discuss the way mythology and storytelling deepen our understanding of

NF: Non-fiction F: Fiction P: Poem READINGS: “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” Gabriel Garcia Marquez [F] “A Prayer From the Living,” Ben Okri [F] “Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene,” Roy Scranton [NF] “The Death of the Moth,” Virginia Woolf [NF] “Wild Dreams of a New Beginning,” Lawrenece Ferlinghetti [P] “The Second Coming,” William Butler Yeats [P]

QUESTION:

In this group of readings we have discussed the way mythology and storytelling deepen our understanding of the human condition and our mortality. Choosing at least two readings from the above list, build an analysis to address the following question: How do authors use myth, metaphor, and magic to make an argument about the human experience and/or civilization as a whole? Note: I would recommend to write about two readings only (one fiction and the other NF). I would recommend: “The Death of the Moth,” Virginia Woolf [NF] https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/w/woolf/virginia/w91d/chapter1.html “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” Gabriel Garcia Marquez [F] https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~cinichol/CreativeWriting/423/MarquezHandsomestDrownedMan.htm “A Prayer From the Living,” Ben Okri [F] https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1993-02-01-1993032191-story.htm

#Discuss #mythology #storytelling #deepen #understanding

 

"Looking for a Similar Assignment? Get Expert Help at an Amazing Discount!"

Get 15% Discount: Coupon code [ SAVE15 ]