Mudcat Café message #3620676 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Lighter
20-Apr-14 - 08:14 PM
Thread Name: Tam Lin (Child #39-I)
Subject: RE: Tam Lin (Child #39-I)
I think that's a very contemporary interpretation, though it undoubtedly applies to a few minor ballads.

It's like saying Greek drama is mainly about exposing gods and heroes as jerks. Or that "Macbeth" was understood as revolutionary propaganda. ("Those no good nobles! All they do is scheme and kill and get us into wars and then outfox themselves! Loved it!")