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Transcript of THE HERO'S JOURNEY

Christopher Vogler
The Writer's Journey
Joseph Campbell
The Hero with a Thousand faces
The Hero's Journey in Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The call to adventure
Heart of Darkness
- Marlow's fascination by
the Congo River.

- He thinks he could work
at a nearby trading company
as a steamboat captain.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
- Going into the wrong
direction is what called the mariner to his adventure.
- For the wedding guest,
the 'glittering eye' and the
rhythms of the mariner's tale
function as a call to
Crossing the threshold
Heart of Darkness
- Marlow signs the contract.

- He gets the impression of how
the company treats natives.

- He hears about the mysterious
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
- The mariner tells how the ship was sailing smoothly.

- Imagery of departure into unknown realms of ice, fog,
moonlight and mist.
Tests, allies and enemies
Heart of Darkness
-Marlow endures a 200 mile tramp with a group of 60 men which took him 15 days.

-He finds out his steamboat has sunk.

-He has to repair the it >delay.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
- The mariner's strength is tested by the albatross.

-The boat appears transfigured by imagination.
Heart of Darkness
''Going up that river was like traveling back to the earliest beginning of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings''
-The explorers penetrated deeply into the heart of darkness.

- They find out an abandon hut with wooden left for them.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
'And now the Storm-blast came, and he was tyrannous and strong' (L. 41-42)

'And now there came both mist and snow, and it grew wondrous cold' (L. 51-52)

'The ice was here, the ice
was there, the ice was
all around' (L.59-60)
The ordeal
Heart of Darkness
-Natives attack by throwing
them spears, arrows.

-Marlow sounds the
steam whistle and the
attackers disappear.

-Marlow thinks his whole
journey is over.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
- It occurs when the mariner kills the albatross.
'God save thee, ancient Mariner!
From the fiends, that plague thee thus!-
Why look'st though so?'- With my crossbow I shot the Albatross' (L.79-82)
The reward
Heart of Darkness
-Marlow sees in the distance
a clearing on the riverside and
the outlines of some sort of
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
-When the albatross fell from the Mariner's neck.
The Road Back- Resurrection
Heart of Darkness
- Kurtz gives Marlow a
package of photos and
-Kurtz's last words 'The
horror, the horror'.
-Marlow wakes up
and realizes Kurtz has
-Marlow leaves the inner
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
-The mariner spotted
his home country's shore.
-The mariner begins to see angels waving to him away from the dead corpses.
(L. 485 onwards)
Return with the Elixir
Heart of Darkness

-Marlow returns to Europe.

-He possesses a new found knowledge.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
-The Hermit bade the mariner tell his tale. Once it was told, the mariner was free from the agony of his guilt.

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