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Old July 23 2009, 07:45 PM   #10
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Re: Names have Power (or B5, Angel & Doctor Who)

Dennis wrote: View Post
It's a *snip* fact that one can influence people a great deal by the use of their names. Our names are a frighteningly deep-rooted part of our identity, whether we're aware of it or not.
Kaziarl wrote: View Post
As one of my english teachers said, everything thats written recently is just a new iteration of an old pattern.
That's what I figured. When I saw this common thread in the three shows (B5, Angel, WHO), I assumed it was something old written new again.

Of course so much of myth is really about us. And as Dennis points out, people really can influence us quite a bit simply by using our names. And isn't that the purpose of old (and new) stories: to teach us about ourselves?
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