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The main character is a hero, who is often possessed of supernatural abilities or qualities.
The hero is charged with a quest.
The hero is tested, often to prove the worthiness of himself and his quest.
The presence of numerous mythical beings, magical and helpful animals, and human helpers and companions
The hero’s travels take him to a supernatural world, often one that normal human beings are barred from entering.
The cycle must reach a low point where the hero nearly gives up his quest or appears defeated.
QUALITIES OF AN EPIC HERO
"Joseph Campbell was a professor and author who focused on comparative folklore with books like The Power of Myth and The Hero With a Thousand Faces."
ISAGANI R. CRUZ He is a former Philippine Undersecretary for Education and Governor of the National Book Development Board. He is a Professor Emeritus and a University Fellow of De La Salle University in Manila. He was the Curriculum Adviser of the Steering Committee on K to 12 of the Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
MORPHOLOGY OF AN EPIC HERO
MORPHOLOGY OF AN EPIC HERO
The Hero leaves his Home
The Hero receives a Magical Object/Charm
The Hero realizes his Objective
His true love
Retrieving a lost object
The Hero starts fighting
The long fight of the Hero
Interference by a god/goddess to stop the fighting
Revelation from the god/goddess about the Hero
Death of the Hero
Resurrection of the Hero
Return of the Hero
Marriage of the Hero
WHY STUDY HEROES?
Davis, Bryan M. (1997). The Archetypal Hero in Literature, Religion, Movies, and Popular Culture Retrieved (2/202016), Web site: http://www.tatsbox.com/hero
Carl Jung expanded the work of Sigmund Freud and the unconscious mind to emphasize the mythological forces working within the individual to shape his or her personality. Jung formed the concept of archetype and collective unconscious to explain the commonality of dream images and situations found in all people.
Why do we
Heroes are constructions; they are not real. All societies have similar hero stories not because they coincidentally made them up on their own, but because heroes express a deep psychological aspect of human existence. They can be seen as a metaphor for the human search of self-knowledge. In other words, the hero shows us the path to our own consciousness through his actions.
Heroes are a small part of a culture's mythology. They have been useful for thousands of years to the people for whom they serve as an idealized human, a sort of "super" person, capable of dealing with problems that surpass normal humans and their abilities. In this sense, heroes are:
Part of the perceptual system of a culture through which unfamiliar situations, originating either within the culture or outside it, are interpreted and fitted into old symbolic molds. In helping to pattern the relationships among basic beliefs, values, and behaviors that organize social interaction, [heroes] produce common social understanding of new social conditions (Breen and Corcoran 14)
Are heroes relevant today?
In a sentence, heroes contribute to the society's necessary business of reproducing itself and its values. For most of history, religion has been the main force of reproducing the dominant society's traits by using mythical figures to illustrate moral and societal principles that help form a common social conception of such things as death and gender roles.
the different kinds of heroes
the need to have heroes
the need to study heroes heroes
today we are going explore
DIFFERENT KINDS OF HEROES