Note 4. Slaying the Sigh-Fie Monster Once and For All
Slaying the Sigh-Fie MonsterLet's become un-confused about the many great monsters in the best of world literatureas opposed to exploitation flicks. Consider the commonalities among (e.g.) Gilgamesh's Huwawa (over 4,000 Years Ago); David's Goliath (Shofet-era lore of early Hebrews, over 3,000 YA); Homer's Cyclops fantasy story (Odyssey, c2750 YA); trolls and dragons in Beowulf (Euro-tribal, Common Era); the giant white 'Sigh-Fie' whale Moby-Dick 1851; and, more recently, Orson Welles' Martian invaders (1938), or for that matter our 1933 King Kong.
Monsters can be great if done well, driving some of the best literature. Rather, Bug Eyed Monsters (BEM) long ago got a bad rap because of their abuse by cynical money-grinders at the centers of industrial publishingrisk-adverse, investor-driven sausage factories producing far too many farts and not enough arts.
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