The Different Faces Of The Devil: Five Representations In Literature

According to the famous French literary theorist, philosopher, and semiotics scholar Roland Barthes – myth is mainly a form of speech; it is a system of communication and exchanging messages. It is turned towards us; it is not a lie or a confession, but it lies somewhere in between. There is not a clear frontier between myth and history, rather a complex relationship between them. They conduct a vibrant interaction and are somewhat complementary or they overlap. One of the greatest and most interesting myths in human history is the one about the Devil.