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Question 1: How would you describe the worldview of your own culture? Although the United States is made up of a diverse population, can we say that there is a shared American worldview? If so, what characterizes this worldview? How is this worldview reflected in American culture?

Question 2: How do American media (including television and films) reflect the American worldview?

Question 3: In what ways are important American civil documents, such as the Declaration of Independence, like myths? In what ways are they different?

Question 4: Stories about supernatural topics (e.g., ghosts, angels, prophesies) can be found in informal venues such as the tabloids. Would you consider these to be religious stories or myths? Why or why not?

Question 5: Humans have been called “storytelling animals”. What is the importance of storytelling both for individuals and societies?

Question 6: Why do you think common themes are found in myths in different cultures?

Question 7: How does human psychology affect the nature of myths and the way we tell and perceive them?

Question 8: What recent movies have you seen that are based on the hero’s journey? Can you identify the stages?

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Question One
In every individual, there is a culture in their head or what is known as an individual
cultural worldview. It helps to describe the mental organization in each person’s mind of how the
world works. I firmly believe that culture exists in every society and in every mind and, that my
own culture is described by what we think and able to produce. Even though the United States
consists of a diverse population, it is okay to say that there is a shared America worldview, and
this is mainly characterized by how the diverse American culture works (Ibrahim, 1991). It is
worth noting that the United States is a culturally diverse society. However, immigrants become
part of the existing dominant culture and this makes it possible for them to give up their
differences hence fitting in the mainstream of society. This has allowed the United States to
develop a shared worldview even though there is a culturally diverse society.
Question Two
The American worldview is reflected in the media. If an individual is new in the United
States, staying close to the televi...

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