The Hero Journey
<ul><li>People of all nationalities grow to love  “hero journey”  stories. </li></ul><ul><li>Angus and Robertson survey of...
<ul><li>In Joseph Campbell’s research  (“The Hero With a Thousand Faces”)  he says that he has encountered the same hero j...
<ul><li>The stories commence with a hero’s birth, [ Campbell states  “ hero hood is predestined , rather than simply achie...
<ul><li>A key structural stage of any hero journey is when the hero has to  face a number of trials .  </li></ul><ul><li>T...
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The Hero Journey

  1. 1. The Hero Journey
  2. 2. <ul><li>People of all nationalities grow to love “hero journey” stories. </li></ul><ul><li>Angus and Robertson survey of Australian children between the ages of five and seventeen (2006), in which 60,000 children voted for their favourite book, chose adaptations of the hero journey in all of their top ten choices. These included the Harry Potter series as equal first choice, the Narnia chronicles (Lewis), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Dahl, 1964) and Eragon (Paolini, 2003). </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>In Joseph Campbell’s research (“The Hero With a Thousand Faces”) he says that he has encountered the same hero journey storyline/framework throughout the world; basically, all stories tell the same tale. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The stories commence with a hero’s birth, [ Campbell states “ hero hood is predestined , rather than simply achieved” .] </li></ul><ul><li>Many heroes arise from humble origins to command the respect of others. </li></ul><ul><li>The hero comes into the world as an innocent only to quickly find himself orphaned due to the evil or the force that he must one day confront. </li></ul><ul><li>He then must wander alone for days, months, and even years in order to learn about survival and self-sufficiency: childhood exile . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>A key structural stage of any hero journey is when the hero has to face a number of trials . </li></ul><ul><li>The story begins when the hero living among ordinary men receives the call to adventure . </li></ul><ul><li>He reluctantly accepts, and often needs a magical aide to encourage him onto the path. </li></ul><ul><li>Once the hero crosses the threshold , the tests and trials begin. </li></ul><ul><li>The hero will then descend into an abyss of uncertainty, become resurrected, and finally return victorious. </li></ul>

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