I always believed that people love mythology and old myths because it’s a door for understanding ancient civilizations.
But after reading a few discussion on this forum and on the totalwar reddit, it seems that I was wrong. A lote of people tend to like the story, like a film script or TV series.
I read a lot of “Pâris/Alexander is weak, he is a traitor, nobody like him, he is the reason of the war the war, he is a coward”, etc.
I can only question myself ? Why ? Why people see Pâris like a true person ? Why such drama for a fictional character ?
Here is three attempts of answers :
1) Too much feelings? They are so fan of the heroes that they forget it is a story
2) They don’t have enough scientifical or historical interests about the myths and their creation
3) Cheating or “stealing a wife” is a taboo and people tend to react with strong emotion. They tend to be at the cuckhold’s side.
Have you other idea ? What do you think ?
The case of Pâris looks like Geoffrey of Game of Thrones or Skyler White in Breaking Bad.
If you don’t like Pâris, please don’t explain me the reasons, it’s too obvious. But instead the cause of it (if you know it).
Have a good day.
PS : Sorry for my English, please correct me if