By having the hasheesh-eater romanticize London in this way, "A Tale of London" calls attention to the human tendency to romanticize and mythicize
an unknown Other culture, inflating real knowledge with wish-fulfilling fancy for the sake of aesthetic pleasure.
The problem here is that Faulkner's pictorial love for his countryside is always clouded by his Southern historicism and need to mythicize
or lyricize what Lawrence called our "spirit of place," and so the vision itself is always drifting in and out of focus, like those somnolent Southern mules at the beginning of Light in August--mules drawing all that excess Southern baggage of cultural and aesthetic self-doubt along with Faulkner's keen literary perception.
Bakin's tendency to mythicize
a loner's struggle in an alien world goes against anything known in Russian literature, and the struggle is motivated by strange and hyper-dimensional emotions.
In fact, the archetypal image of the wandering Blues musician, roaming from town to town with his guitar, is de facto testimony that Blues musicians, as we know and mythicize
them, could not have existed prior to Emancipation because our people did not enjoy freedom of movement during slavery.
Loewen, 2007) that mythicizes
early heroes in ways to fit a benevolent view of the United States.
In the guise of a contemporary narrator who does "a little story-making" (Atwood 2005, 3), the shade of Queen Penelope overtly re-affirms some major events from the transmitted Penelope myth and mythicizes
unrecorded ones, thereby constructing a personal variant of the same story.
The message must change; it must show how the American paradigm mythicizes
history and works as a form of social control, consequently creating the glass-ceiling that keeps the "other" in their places.
Egypt and America, whereas Ahmed connects them and undermines essentialist representations of them.