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Transformation in Popular Media: Blueprints For Change?

Transformation in Modern Myth & Media

A few films have placed the notion of personal transformation into the public mind and thereby given the idea possibility and credibility. Perhaps the most famous of these is Dickens' "Scrooge". Shakespeare showed us painful transformation in the form of King Lear. It is interesting that in "King Lear", The Fool carries the higher awareness of self for the king.This is much like today's comedians who often carry the unrealized truths for those in power.