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The Hero's Journey

The Hero's Journey & The Odyssey
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Elizabeth Dean

on 19 October 2015

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Transcript of The Hero's Journey

The Hero's
Journey
The Wise & Helpful Guide
Call to Action
Refusal of the Call
Crossing the Threshold
The Labrynth
Slaying the "Dragon"
Road of Trials
The Hunt
Into the Underworld
Tempted by Love
Facing One's Demons
Epiphany
The Rise of Evil (again!)
The Unmasking
Final Fight
Reunion & Return Home
THE DEPARTURE
HEROIC DEEDS
REVELATIONS
RITES OF PASSAGE
VICTORIES
Joseph
Campbell
More
Examples
How does this
apply to my life?
Mythologist
Studied the patterns in stories and developed "The Hero's Journey"
Definition: Joseph Campbell's term monomyth, also referred to as the hero's journey, refers to a basic pattern found in many narratives from around the world.
1949
Life is a journey...
The Odyssey
By Homer

Blind poet

written around 750 BCE
first told by Rhapsodes (singing poets in ancient Greece)
has all the conventions of an epic
Greek
Values
&
Fears

It is important to recognize that the hero's journey is not static; there are infinate variations to the pattern.
Greek Gods
&
Goddesses

Leaving the Ordinary World, Entering Unfamiliar Territory
m,
Invocation
In Medias Res
Epithets
Homeric Similies
Divine Intervention
Epic Digression
Vast Settings
Hospitality
Gods
Leaders
Patriotism
Proper Burial
Excellence & Skill
Death
Gluttony
Hubris:
Women
Barbarianism
THE ODYSSEY &
THE HERO'S JOURNEY
English 9

Key Characters
excessive pride
"AH HA!" Moment
What is
a hero?
What heroes do you already know?
- Make a list of all the
heroes you know from
literature or movies.
Make a list of the ten
most important events
in the life of a hero.
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