Wednesday, 5 October 2011
This essay is a study investigating the cultural impact of metamorphosis and hybridisation from two different periods in history, Ancient Greece and the 20th century up to the present day. The idea of a human metomorposis has been present since the Babylonian times with mythological creatures such as Tiamat, the Babylonian chaos monster of the ocean. The impact of hybrid creatures greatly differs in not only different cultures but different periods in history. Keys points in this assignment will be based upon reference material from "Exploring Mythology in Classical Literature and Art, http://www.theoi.com/","Metamorphosis" (Franz Kafta,1915),"John Landis's An American Werewolf in London" (1981). This essay will focus on human perception on what is deemed a good or bad omen in the animal kingdom based on behavioural traits.