On Cultural “Sin,” Indiana Jones, and Shared Narratives

When it comes to functioning in any society, there are certain texts and narratives that are shared by a large portion of that community; if you are ‘outside of the loop,’ so to speak, you may miss references, feel left out, or generally function as an outsider. I’ve occasionally mocked (jokingly, I assure you) people who haven’t seen certain films that are staples for our culture: Star Wars, for instance; some of the James Bond films (particularly the Sean Connery era, though I hardly think you need to see them all to feel caught up); and, of course, Indiana Jones. Continue reading On Cultural “Sin,” Indiana Jones, and Shared Narratives