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Making Myths Before Our Eyes

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10 pages6 minutes

Summary

Stories of the fantastic let us imagine the broad strokes of our lives. This essay looks at how the modern mythology expressed in popular works of fantasy and science fiction resonates with the inner worlds of readers. Using examples from fantasy literature and film, the author considers how these stories enable people to cope with modern troubles such as environmental degradation and the warped reality presented by mainstream society.

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