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Ritualistic behaviour in THE WICKER MAN: a classical and carnivalesque perspective on the 'true nature of sacrifice'

James, Paula (2006). Ritualistic behaviour in THE WICKER MAN: a classical and carnivalesque perspective on the 'true nature of sacrifice'. In: Franks, Benjamin; Harper, Stephen; Murray, Jonathan and Stevenson, Lesley eds. The Quest for the Wicker Man: history, folklore and Pagan perspectives. Edinburgh: Luath Press, pp. 44–55.

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Abstract

Looking at classical elements of sacrificial ritual in the film The Wicker Man and how this increases suspense even for those who have worked out the ending during the course of the film - the rich mix of purification, scapegoating and other aspects of ancient and pagan sacrifice add depth to the experience of viewing.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-905222-18-1, 978-1-905222-18-6
Keywords: Audience;Bakhtinian;carnival;comedy of innocence;Golden Ass;Greek ritual;Julius Caesar;lustrum;martyrdom;purification;purity;sacrifice;sacrificial animals;scapegoat;virginity
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 3279
Depositing User: Paula James
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 09:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3279
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