Write a 600- to 875-word essay, in which you answer the following questions. Do not use this list as an outline, but rather as a source of brainstorming. You will need to decide, based on your answers, on a thesis statement for your explanation, stated at the end of an introduction, followed by a body of discussion, and a conclusion. This is not a list of short answer question. Submit at least 600 words and no more than 10% over the maximum word count (963 words).
- How is the word myth used popularly? For example, what does the statement, “It’s a myth” mean? In contrast, how is the word myth used in the academic context? After considering the definition in your textbooks and course materials, write a definition in your own words.
- What are the most common mythological themes across different cultures? Why do myths from different cultures around the world address such similar or universal themes? Do we see these same themes in today’s myths? Think about how myths explain the unknown and the tribulations of mankind.
Format your citations and references according to the appropriate course level APA guidelines. See the recommended activities for APA resources.