Category Archives: Frye (Northrup)

Cardinals’ Victory Invokes Mythos of Spring

St. Louis’s improbable World Series victory corresponds to the mythos of comedy as described by Northrup Frye. Comedy’s improbably reversals symbolize the escape of life from the clutches of winter.

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