Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Value of Myth

"The value of the myth is that it takes all the things we know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity . . . By putting bread, gold, horse, apple, or the very roads into a myth, we do not retreat from reality: we rediscover it. As long as the story lingers in our mind, the real things are more themselves. [The Lord of the Rings] applies the treatment not only to bread or apple but to good and evil, to our endless perils, our anguish and our joys. By dipping them in myth we see them more clearly. I do not think [Tolkien] could have done it in any other way.”

- C.S. Lewis

Harry Potter's final chapter coming soon! Hooray!

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Blogger nickg said...

Amen. And, Amen!

11:53 AM, March 29, 2007  

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