Scylfing says: “I’ve been sitting here trying to come up with other examples of mythological literature that elevate pariah classifications of people, and I just can’t think of any. The number of dispossessed figures that go on to become cultural heroes is legion, but they all seem to be displaced aristocrats and that doesn’t qualify–with the possible exception of Robin Hood in the earliest versions of the tale, where he’s a free farmer turned outlaw rather than an Anglo-Saxon nobleman in Norman England.
“Anyway, I think there really is something here about comics as the mythmaking of outcast groups that needs to be talked about more.”
I couldn’t agree more. This post has my mind running on overtime mulling over the “Culture of the Dispossessed.” I think there’s some worthwhile articles waiting to be birthed within that seed of discourse. What do you think, dear reader?