Summer SAVY 2017, Session 2/Day 2- Me, Myself and the Monomyth (Rising 6th/7th)
Structuralism contends that if a reader is familiar with the established patterns in literature then they will be able to better understand that piece of literature.
We put this theory to the test today by continuing to learn about Joseph Campbell’s monomyth theory and applying it to Scott O’dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins and to Disney films.
Structuralism may demystify reading, but it also helps us understand how certain repeated characteristics show us how we uphold certain traits and condemn others.
Talk to your kids at the dinner table tonight about what values your family upholds, then see if the protagonists from the media your family consumes matches up.