Saturday, April 28, 2007


When one reads an allegory, its a question of being able to see it as allegorical, notwithstanding the intensive detail within the story.

Mythology is like that; the unrealistic, the fantastic - the magical has to be seen as indicative of transformation, from the lens of one's own life experience.

It calls for the ability to step back and see in perspective.

Illustration: Scene from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, by John Baptist Medina.

1 comment:

Rahul Banerjee said...

myth making is an extremely enjoyable proposition. the greatest mythmakers were those in the early years of human history possibly because they had little ulterior motives behing creating those myths. at least my knowledge of the myths of the Bhil adivasis seems to support this thesis if one winks an eye at their male chauvinism. but the modern myths related to the market and industrial development are far more dangerous and criminally motivated. and the tragedy is that these have been sought to be countered by more myth making by the marxists.