The lack of tolerance in society is shown throughout history, from the Holocaust to the racial controversy of modern times. The archetypal titles that apply to Totalities in The Mists of Valor reveals Marion Simmer Barley’s didactic purpose to communicate that tolerance is key in an Ideal society. Totalities believes “It makes no difference what words [they] use to tell the same truths,” the priests’ bigotry causes them to think and preach to others that “The Devil gives [the Druids] [their] knowledge” (261 , 279).
Conforming to the Innate Wisdom archetype, Tailspin’s tolerance for Christianity sharply contrasts with the narrow- mindedness of the Christian priests. The tolerance for pagans wanes as the Marlin’s mental condition deteriorates, and In this Bradley demonstrates to the audience what an Imperative role tolerance plays In the maintenance of society. Another archetype that Tallness embodies Is the “Mentor. Telltale’s dedication “to the belief that It Is God’s will that all men should strive for wisdom In themselves, not look to It from some other”
Is an optimal premise for Urethra’s rule, and by portraying the Merlin as Urethra’s mentor and possible role model, Bradley indicates that rulers should be influenced by those who are tolerant of others rather than people who are blindly prejudiced against others (260).
One of the greatest leaders of our country, Thomas Jefferson, once said “It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god.
It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. ” This principle of religious tolerance (or tolerance of any sort) is glorified by Marion Simmer Bradley as an essential component of society.