Ancient Greek Tragology: The Truth In The Myth
Myths are all around us, trying to convey the message that there is something more out there. The myth was about woman whom prayed to the sacred cherry blossoms God to kill her lover because of a betrayal and at the same time, there was a man whom had died because of loneliness in the next city over. It would be call insanity to believe a trivial thing now, but there is true to all myth, to see that one must go beyond the text and myth and examine what ancient Greek philosophers have to explain, the natural balance in the universe and unknown life after death.
Greek Philosopher Aristotle before his life had end, he come up with many explanations on how the universe works. He had taught his students this “Every object has a purpose in the grand design of the universe" (Aristotle). It means that everything happens for one reason known and unknown. This explains why a person might pray, to learn his or her own reason or purpose. The human society need to have reason and logic to guide certain aspects of their lives. For example, traffic lights and stop signs are there so that cars and walkers may make a safe trip from where they are to where they …show more content…
A part of the myth said, “Whoever cuts a branch from this tree shall lose a finger” (Skinner). It is true that no one really lose a finger from cutting trees, but the truth here is that there is balance. The balance is an event may happen and other of the opposite in nature will happen. Like how there are equally numbers of prey and predator, or there is a water cycle but not a coal cycle. In human beings, no one is perfect but what a person may lack in one area, he or she may make up for in a different area. Alternatively, say a student did not study for a test but later find out that class was cancel. There is good and bad that must go hand in hand, everything that happens in pairs. That is the balance of the