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HUM Chapter 3
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09/14/2011

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Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind quote "Every one of us harbors an inextinguishable need for___"
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Love
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Myth
Definition
traditional stories of unknown authorship, ostensibly with a historical basis, usually serving to explain some phenomenon of nature, origin of humanity, or customs, religious rites, of a people.
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According to Jung, ___ are mythic characters, events, symbols, and buried assumptions transmited from one generation to another through the collective conscious.
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Archetypes
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James Joyce used the term ____ to indicate that the concept of the hero is the same everywhere.
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Monomyth
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___ believed that the wnoble family and the common family in the hero myth represent the parents at different stages of a child's development.
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Freud
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Not typically found in the life of the mythic hero, according to Otto Rank:
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A spiritual revelation followed by renunciation of the self.
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Removing a sword from a stone provided the "early recognition" for___.
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Arthur
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To gain his early recognition, Theseus had to lift a heavy stone that covered___
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A pair of sandals
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The hero's early recognition for greatness satisfies our universal need for___.
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Acceptance
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The archetypal her's great deed ____.
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Occurs in young boyhood.
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The story of the ___, who had the head of a bull and the body of a man.
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Minotaur of Crete
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Freudians may interpret the Minotaur myth as ____.
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A young person's arriving at sexual maturity.
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Myths of the West seldom end when the heroes are happy and successful, as with a hero like ____, who is guilty of patricide and incest, killing his father and marrying his mother.
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Oedipus
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The heroine of George Bernard Shaw's play who offers to return to life but is rejected is ____.
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Saint Joan
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According to Joseph Campbell, the hero in eastern mythology tends to be without ____.
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Character
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In Chinese mythology, the "Yellow Emperor" credited his success to the help of ____.
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Gods
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Confucius, in reference to the mythological "hero", occupied himself manly with ______.
Definition
practical advice for those who would rule.
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Another name for the mythical "special someone" is ____.
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The mysterious stranger.
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The film 'Shane' was a classic western reflecting the underlying myth of the ___.
Definition
Hero Today
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Sesame street probably owes its title to the words spoken by the mythic hero ___.
Definition
Ali Baba
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The Circle as an archetype has been used to symbolize ____.
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Oneness, completeness, and eternity.
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Stonehenge was erected on Salisbury Plain to ____.
Definition
Provide a means of predicting the seasons.
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A non-circular view of the meaning of existence, a major archetype in Western mythology and another way of depicting the course of human life which implies both purpose and final destination is ___.
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The Journey
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Eden, Canaan, and the New World are al versions of the archetype of the ____ which believed in a Golden Age when things were better.
Definition
Garden
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Writers of the eighteenth century revived the myth of the Garden as they mourned the ___.
Definition
Shift from rural to urban living.
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A philosophy that believes people living in the state of nature are happier and less likely to commit crimes is ____.
Definition
Primitivism
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Famous archetype associated with Rousseau:
Definition
The noble savage
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The Greeks believed that nothing in the universe was as important as ____.
Definition
Humans
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The author of the novel, 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey', is _____.
Definition
Wilder
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Creation myths deal with ____.
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The unsolved question of our world's origin.
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The early sacred books of India, the Upanishads, said the universe was the creation of a preexistent ___, that was lonely, afraid, and desirous of companionship.
Definition
Self
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In the epic poem, Paradise Lost, ____ assumes the preexistence of both God and a chaotic universe.
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Milton
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Early people performed ___ in order to affect the behavior of the gods.
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Sympathetic magic
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In explaining nature, a Greek explanation for the seasons was the love of Demeter, goddess of the earth, who created winter out of grief for the loss of her ___.
Definition
Daughter
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____ was transformed by Apollo into a flower after the god accidentally killed him during a game.
Definition
Hyacinthus
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A common explanation for suffering was an early act of transgression against ____.
Definition
Divine Law
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In Hindu tradition, Karma is:
Definition
a summation at death of how one has lived his life.
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_____ was meant to remind young girls of what can happen when they indulge in practices forbidden by religion and family.
Definition
La Llorna
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____ was allowed to follow Orpheus back to earth provided he trust she was behind him.
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Eurydice.
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The Greeks introduced a way of accounting for human woes, and that was ___.
Definition
Fate
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Childhood tales usually satisfy the child's need for:
Definition
Security
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Myths like Rumplestiltskin illustrate the importance of ____.
Definition
Names
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The well-known fairy tales do not have ___.
Definition
Women who think for themselves
Term
The movie "somewhere in time" is an example of what saying?
Definition
It must be fate