Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Myth as a Semiological System

' In myth, we find again the tri-dimensional pattern which I have just described: the signifer, the signified and the sign... example.. Take a bunch of roses: I use it to signify my passion. Do we have here, then, only a signifier and a signified, the roses and my passion? Not even that: to put it accurately, there are here only 'passionified' roses.'

Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies' 1999