Fantasia Film Summary & Analysis

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Mythology

Mythology is a major part of Fantasia. Almost every selection in the film uses some kind of mythological story to present the music. Mythology has many appealing characteristics; one of which is that it is well-known and the stories and themes remain applicable over time. For this reason, even Greek mythology that is hundreds of years old can still appeal to audiences because of the themes that are common to all humans. The gods and goddesses can be related to humans as they often act in similar ways. For example, they enjoy the revels of Bacchus' feast while at the same time fearing the bolts of lightning rained down by Zeus.

The use of mythology is effective in Fantasia. Not only is Greek mythology used in "The Pastoral" selection, but also Russian mythology is used in "Night on Bald Mountain." Bald Mountain was considered to be the home...

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