Our Group Presentation
For our group presentation, we chose to make a video placing the story of King Midas in modern times. The story of Midas, I think, is a rather important one, because it warns against greed and selfishness. People in modern times are more greedy than ever (we are, after all, in the iron age), so I think that the story of King Midas is one of the most relevant in terms of the lesson it teaches. We must appreciate what we have instead of always trying to get more. In American society, that is easier said than done. People are always told that they are not good enough, their car not new enough, their jeans not expensive enough. No wonder this is the Iron Age. All that stuff sucks! By looking at the story of Midas (and our version, featuring Donald Trump), maybe people can see that the greed that drove Midas to make that wish is present in ample amounts today, and we must be careful of it, lest we wind up with ass's ears.
Posted by Erica Killham