Myths in Contemporary Society

26Jan 2022 by

Campbell claims that there are no meaningful myths in contemporary society but then he identifies John Wayne and Douglas Fairbanks as his boyhood heroes. He also cites Star Wars as a mythological story. Are mediums such as film, television, music, and social media providing modern society with a new set of heroes? If they are, who would be your choice of heroes or heroines and what lessons would they teach?