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ERIC Number: ED077051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 25
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Myth Structure and Media Fiction Plot: An Exploration.
Harless, James D.
Based on the general research of Joseph Campbell in adventure plots from mythology, the author explores the simplified monomyth plots currently in frequent use in mass media programing. The close relationship of media fiction to mythic stories is established through the analysis of more than 25 stories resulting from media broadcasting. The media stories fell into herioc genres but also contained considerable amounts of non-heroic content; however, the serial fiction heroes were likely to act as rescuers of weaker characters rather than act as hero-characters involved in tests of bravery or strength. (CH)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Assn. (Montreal, April 1973)