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The Hero's Journey: Hercules

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Cameron Kelly

on 28 May 2015

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Transcript of The Hero's Journey: Hercules

Phil believes that it's time for real world experience
They head off to Thebes, a city plagued with problems
The Hero's Journey: Hercules
Crossing the Threshold
Tests, Allies, and Enemies
Call to Adventure
Ordeal, Death, and Rebirth
Meeting the Mentor
Resurrection
Ordinary World
Meeting the Mentor
Approach
Reward- Seizing the Sword
The Road Back
Lives with mortal parents (Amphitryon and Alcmene)
Rejected by society because of his abnormal strength
Finds out he was adopted
Mortal parents show Hercules the medallion
Visits the temple of Zeus
Zeus explains that if Hercules can prove himself to be a true hero, he can rejoin his family on Mount Olympus
Zeus sends Hercules and Pegasus to Philoctetes
Hercules stumbles upon the saytr Philoctetes chasing nymphs
Phil is initially reluctant to help Hercules
Upon seeing his massive strength (and being struck by lightning), Phil agrees to help
Hercules is still in Thebes when Megara approaches him calling for help
He easily frees the two boys that were trapped beneath a boulder, but faces a larger problem: the Hydra
Hercules battles a river guardian named Nessus
Signifies Hercules moving into the field of adventure
Phil and Hercules train, resulting in the physical transformation of Hercules (from scrawny to brawny)
Inhumanly strong even when he started, but didn't have the required skills and expertise to succed as a hero
Shows hero and mentor
Once the Hydra is defeated, the townspeople view Hercules as a hero
He performs a series of labors through a musical spectacular
Hades sets out to kill Hercules in fear of his plans to rule Olympus being crushed
Return with the Elixir
The deal is broken and Meg dies, so Hercules travels to the underworld and risks his life in exchange for hers
Hercules rescues Meg and becomes a full God
The two travel to Mount Olympus to live amongst the gods, where he belongs
Hercules believes that a life without Meg would be empty, so he sacrifices his godly powers to be able to live with her on Earth
Hercules proves himself to be a true hero and chooses to live on Earth so he can be with Meg
" A true hero is not measured by the size of his strength, but the strength of his heart. "
preparing for the bigger challeges waiting in the special world (Thebes)
Hercules loses his strength but regains it in time to save Mount Olympus and the Gods
(Meg is the reward)
Hercules leaves the "special world" to bring home the treasure
Bibliography
Hercules. Walt Disney Home Video, 1997. Netflix.
"Hercules (1997)." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 27 May 2015.
Vogler, Chrisopher. "INTRODUCTION." Hero's Journey. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2015.
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