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A brief introduction to the hero archetype.

A brief introduction to the hero archetype.

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  • 1. The Hero Archetype
    The HeroArchetype
    Presented By Mr. Glennon
  • 2. What is an archetype?
  • 3. An ideal model upon which all others are based
  • 4. A universal pattern that occurs in cultures around the world.
  • 5. Archetypal Heroes
  • 6.
  • 7. What do they have in common?
  • 8. Unusual circumstances surround birth
  • 9. Separated from home or family
  • 10. Unsure of their purpose
  • 11. Home isolated or more humble than birthright
  • 12. Feels different or isolated from peers
  • 13. Coming of Age: Refusal followed by acceptance
  • 14. The hero goes on a journey
  • 15. A life-changing event
    leads to the journey
  • 16. The journey can be physical, spiritual or philosophical
  • 17. The journey results in the hero finding their purpose
  • 18. Every hero has a weakness or flaw
  • 19. The hero must prove themselves
  • 20. The Unhealable Wound
  • 21. The hero encounters evil and suffers
  • 22. Special Weapon
  • 23. Can only be wielded by the hero
  • 24. The hero can use it differently than others
  • 25. Is a character who possesses some of these qualities a hero?
  • 26. Yes; sometimes heroes only have some of these qualities
  • 27. Sources
    • http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/percy-jackson-review.jpg
    • 28. http://www.jacksflix.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/optimus-prime-transformers-movie.jpg
    • 29. http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2008/12/340x_LukeSkywalker.jpg
    • 30. http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/10/18/batman_begins_big_051018100848275_wideweb__300x371,1.jpg
    • 31. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ShootingSuperman
    • 32. http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/07/harrypotter72009.jpg
    • 33. http://tatsbox.com/hero