Title: Strukturální analýza "první větve" Mabinogionu podle Clauda Lévi-Strausse
Authors: Šebianová, Kristýna
Citation: Akta Fakulty filozofické Západočeské univerzity v Plzni. 2015, č. 3, s. 133-147.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: článek
URI: http://actaff.zcu.cz/export/sites/ffacta/archives/2015/ACTA_FF_2015_3.pdf
ISSN: 1802-0364 (print)
2336-6346 (online)
Keywords: strukturální analýza;mýtus;Mabinogion;Claud Lévi-Strauss;binární opozice
Keywords in different language: structural analysis;myth;Mabinogi;Claud Lévi-Strauss;binary opposition
Abstract in different language: This study attempts to apply the method of structural analysis to a Welsh myth taken from the Mabinogi book. This myth, the so-called “First Branch of Mabinogi”, refers to the relationship between the world of people and the Otherworld. The method of structural analysis, created by French ethnologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, attempts to identify an original and natural way of thinking for humans, i.e. that the goal of mythology is to analyse the universal structures of the human mind. Similarly to the structure of a language (or human thinking), the structure of the myth is based on an existence of common relationships. These can be called “binary oppositions”. We can interpret this statement through the philosophical teaching that good cannot exist without evil, beauty without ugliness etc. Levi-Strauss’ work is monumental, but often relatively difficult to understand. He was occupied with the mythological systems of ancient Greece, but he concentrated especially on the myths of American Indians. This article analyses a European myth that was originally written by monks in the Middle-Ages. How will the structural analysis look if we then use it in practice? What sort of problems would we face?
Rights: © Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
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