Mythologies - Section 2, Part 7 Summary & Analysis

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Section 2, Part 7 Summary and Analysis

"Myth on the Left" Before exploring the nature of so-called "left wing myth," and indeed before answering the question of whether such myth is possible, the author expends a great many words defining ways in which language is used, saying that ultimately words either define the essence of an object/experience or simply name it. In this context, he suggests there is only one form of language that does not have at least some element of myth in it—language used "...to transform reality and no longer preserve it as an image." The author defines this form of language as revolutionary language, the sole purpose of which is to transform reality (as opposed to myth which, as the author is about to suggest, is all about maintaining reality as it is). This, he goes on to suggest, is...

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