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Aarti Ashok

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Chapter 1 ­end of western roman empire – 1500 years ago ­mythology stood in the background as literature and arts advanced. ­Related names and stories went back for beyong the written sources Myth—3 types –  ­divine myth ­legend ­folk tale    What is myth? ­ a story – in this case the story known as myth ­ stories gathered from many cultures ­ greek word mythos­ meaning “authoritative speech”, story or plot ­ a widely accepted definition is “myth is a traditional story with collective importace” ­ stories include ,  a plot a narrative structure – beginning , middle and ending  characters – usually introduced in the beginning                          in greek meaning – a certain mental imprint   characters meaning the sum of the choices that one makes the middle story include a situation that grows more complex +tension and  conflict. The end of the story includes the resolve of the certain tension ­ plot is an essential part of the myth – without a beginning, middle and ending  there is no story and hence no myth. ­ For example—Zeus is a myth – but to be more precise Zeus is a ch
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