A SEMIOLOGICAL READING OF MARK AS MYTHOLOGY - PART 2

Johannes A Smit

Abstract


This article is devoted to a semiological reading of the gospel narrative of Mark. It comprises an experimental reading of Mark as myth in terms of the theory developed in the article preceding this one. The identification of the implied reader with the narrational divine chronotope of the protagonist reveals the dialogical nature of significance as far as character, event and sitting are concerned. Since the implied reader is informed about the divine chronotope from the outset, s/he can supply all the information necessary for the consuming of the myth. His article is devoted to a semiological reading of the gospel narrative of Mark. This article is divided into 5 parts. In the first three parts, I provide an experimental reading of Mark as a myth in terms of the theory developed in the article preceding this one. Focusing on the function of character, event and setting within the narrative, I provide examples of naturalized reading of the gospel narrative as myth in sections one, two and three. In part four, I explain the dialogical function of Mark 1:15 as it permeates other sections of the narrative. I the final section, I provide a brief conclusion.

Keywords


Mark; Semiological reading; Mythology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/50-0-1613

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