The Heroic Myth in Modern Times. The “Star Wars” Franchise
Keywords:personal myth, heroic myth, transcendence, film scores
AbstractSymbolic language is a particular system of expression that renders an individual’s feelings, and emotions, as well as one’s accumulated psychological experience, as sensorial experience manifests in the outer world. Understanding symbolic language serves as an important tool in understanding the significance of dreams as well as that of archetypal narratives such as myths, be they archaic or modern. Modern artists have searched for new ways of updating the universal content (and implicitly the narratives) in order to present role models that would enable modern individuals to access the transcendent. One such example is the Star Wars franchise and the soundtrack created for it by John Williams from which I choose to analyze „Duel of the Fates”.
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