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 defining characteristics of this cycle of films include: (a) a period setting that mythicizes
, or fantasizes, Chinese history, (b) a commitment to lavish spectacle, (c) the achievement of this spectacle in large part, by the extensive use of digital effects, (d) the use of internationally recognisable stars, especially Zhang Yiyi who has become something of a staple of the cycle, and (e) the inclusion of martial arts which stress their aesthetic value and their fantasy aspects rather than foregrounding their speed, violence and athleticism.
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.
Annotators ought therefore to show how Dickens transmutes and mythicizes
the various social particulars to arrive at his arresting generalities.
Egypt and America, whereas Ahmed connects them and undermines essentialist representations of them.