Lt. Lovji K N
Department of English,
Myth is a fictitious belief fore-grounded in the tradition of the past and that which has led human mind to accept the belief in a conscious manner. Myth is a story involving human limitations and super human strivings and accomplishments which suggest through action man’s attempt to express and thus control his anxiety about those features of his psychological and physiological make up and his external environment which he cannot comprehend, accept or master. The characters of myth may be God’s men or monstrous creatures’ with qualities of both. Today, the playwright’s derives their thoughts directly from these and builds up their thought.
Through the use of mythical and puranic element the dramatist teach the public, the moral and instruct them in a philosophical way to know better about life. Whenever there is turmoil in the society and social unrest, awareness to the public is given through the mythical approach. Every dramatist has his/her own approach in instructing the public. If the playwright takes the mythical then he/she is likely to capture the attention of the audience, by giving his vision of thought in regard to the culture that is prevailing at the times.