Mythology: “Sinbad of the Seven Seas”


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Essay #: 052614
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Mythology: "Sinbad of the Seven Seas"
This paper explains how the movie, Sinbad of the Seven Seas, represents a heroic quest; the paper will examine one theoretical pattern as well as exploring the main character as an archetypal image. The two theories which will be looked at and discussed are those by Jung and by Levi-Strauss but the main theoretical pattern discussed will be the Jungian theoretical pattern of the unconscious yearnings of man finding expression in the film’s plot; in other words, a male figure embodying “mana” sets out to slay the dark beasts that threaten the community. Along the way, the masculine figure conquers the female protagonist (the Amazonian princess) – which is, evidently, what masculine figures are supposed...
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.....ssociations with the personal mother, both in men and in women, there is a collective image of nourishment and security on the one hand (the positive mother), and devouring possessiveness on the other (the negative mother).
See archetypal image.
An involuntary collective statement based on an unconscious psychic experience.
The primitive mentality does not invent myths, it experiences them. Myths are original revelations of the preconscious psyche . . . . Many of these unconscious processes may be indirectly occasioned by consciousness, but never by conscious choice. Others appear to arise spontaneously, that is to say, from no discernible or demonstrable conscious cause.["The Psychology of the Child Archetype," ibid., par. 261.]