Word usage examples
I was at the time trying to reflect regularly on some myths of French daily life.
Let us tie the adventure of art to the strong pillars of the home: both will profit a great deal from this combination: where myths are concerned, mutual help is always fruitful.
It exalts all climates, of whatever kind: in cold weather, it is associated with all the myths of becoming warm, and at the height of summer, with all the images of shade, with all things cool and sparkling.
The concept is a constituting element of myth: if I want to decipher myths, I must somehow be able to name concepts.
This type of focusing is, for instance, that of the producer of myths, of the journalist who starts with a concept and seeks a form for it.
If one wishes to connect a mythical schema to a general history, to explain how it corresponds to the interests of a definite society, in short, to pass from semiology to ideology, it is obviously at the level of the third type of focusing that one must place oneself: it is the reader of myths himself who must reveal their essential function.
If I keep here to a synchronic sketch of contemporary myths, it is for an objective reason: our society is the privileged field of mythical significations.
But there can be degrees of fulfilment or expansion: some myths ripen better in some social strata: for myth also, there are micro-climates.
The social geography of myths will remain difficult to trace as long as we lack an analytical sociology of the press.
For the very end of myths is to immobilize the world: they must suggest and mimic a universal order which has fixated once and for all the hierarchy of possessions.