The Appearance of the Mythic Hero in the Twelve Seasons of Nature: His Dramatic Action in Literature (BOK)
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Fictional works of literature and film tend to depict seasonal changes in behavior and attitudes in twelve distinct characterizations. The book argues that all heroes in great works of art respond to the seasonal changes around them. The hero in literature and film is an expression of seasonal occurrence. His behavior exhibits, symbolically, the relationship of the sun to the earth in twelve phases. It begins at the March equinox and proceeds through the natural year. He assumes, then, twelve distinct characterizations. His conflicts and successes reflect the natural conditions of Early Spring, Mid-Spring, Late Spring, and so on. It creates an aesthetic development that primarily converts traditional mythic dynamics (based in agriculture) into story lines.