Determine the Theme of a Myth

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What is the purpose of a myth? In general, myths are written to teach a lesson or to explain a natural or social phenomenon. The video models how to determine a theme or message by making sense of notes that have been made throughout the analysis of "The Story of Arachne, Nature's Weaver." The narrator is explicit about connecting the lesson the character learns to what the author wants his reader to take away from the myth. The concluding video in a short series on analyzing a myth, this resource includes a collection of strong additional materials.

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