Hero Cycle[1]


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Hero Cycle[1]

  1. 1. Initiation By, Jen, Marie, Katie, and Moheb
  2. 2. Road of Trials <ul><ul><li>First step- hero crosses to a new realm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encounters a series of tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>grows -->reach his ultimate objective. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A series of tests, tasks, or ordeals: begin transformation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>often occur in threes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hero often fails at least one of these tests </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Road of Trials Cont. <ul><ul><li>Hero moves in a dreamlike landscape of curiously fluid, ambiguous forms, where he must survive a succession of trials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  aided by a supernatural helper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>original departure- beginning of perilous path of conquests and moments of illumination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Road of Trials- Sparring with Morpheus (edited for young viewers) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Meeting of the Goddess <ul><ul><li>  commonly represented as a mystical marriage (triumphant hero soul with the Queen Goddess of the world) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  the final test of the talent of the hero to win the boon of love, which is life itself enjoyed as the encasement of eternity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is the symbol of life and is all that can be known. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>guide through trials </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Meeting of the Goddess Examples <ul><ul><li>  King Arthur meets the Lady of the Lake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harry- Hermoine, Ginny, and Lily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  first meeting with Hermoine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Woman as Temptress <ul><ul><li>Along the way, the hero may meet temptation, often in female form. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>short-term relief or gratification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>giving in- fail/ prove unworthy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  chance to prove his worth and his morals and values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>material and carnal love (short-term pleasure has no longer-term value) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Woman as Temptress Example <ul><ul><li>In Star Wars- Leia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Lord of the Rings- Frodo meets much temptation to rid himself of the burden of the ring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sam </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Galadriel  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiderman 3- Jazz Dance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Ursula tempts Prince Eric </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Atonement with the Father: “the inner challenge” <ul><ul><li>A competitive and authoritative force (the father figure) wants to keep the hero from succeeding. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>starts in nursery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>abandons his ego and submits to the father. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>approval of the father- the hero is permitted to a higher plane. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>beating the father figure- the hero takes the head of the table and thus becomes the father. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AT-ONE-MENT   </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Atonement Examples <ul><ul><li>Teenage sons rebel against fathers- discover when they are older that their fathers only wanted the best for them  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  In Star Wars when Luke and Darth Vader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Luke's little surprise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Apotheosis <ul><ul><li>elevation to divine status; deification, perfect example  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>commonly used to refer to the Roman pagan process- deification/ divine right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American presidents such as Washington and Lincoln have undergone apotheosis. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After trials -the hero transcends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>point of realization -a greater understanding is achieved. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Armed with this new knowledge and perception--> ready for the more difficult part of the adventure. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>transition- symbolized with the change in appearance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the cycle of death and rebirth is repeated- hero dies as their former self and is reborn into new self </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>birth signals another death- hero is now truly ready for the self-sacrifice of the final act </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Apotheosis examples <ul><ul><li>Star Wars- Luke is prepared to sacrifice himself rather than be taken by the Dark Side. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obi-Wan- transforms, disappearing just as he is about to be killed by Darth Vader in battle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sherlock Holmes's 'aha' moment in which he realizes how the crime has been committed and who the criminal really is. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Lord of the Rings, after battling the Balrog and Saruman, Gandalf changes from Gandalf the Grey to Gandalf the White. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hercules </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The Ultimate Boon <ul><ul><li>the goal of the journey is achieved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>after a battle with the ultimate villain or a particularly difficult last trial. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a blessing that the hero may share with mankind after returning to them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>often the climax of the story- major tension of the story is resolved. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the hero is now ready to receive the great gift </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The Ultimate Boon examples <ul><ul><li>Star Wars- Luke finally trusts in the force, manages to drop the bomb in the right place and so destroys the Death Star. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Lord of the Rings- the One Ring is finally destroyed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aragorn-heir of Isildur to the throne of Gondor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indiana Jones- gains the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail and other treasures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Big Finale </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Works Cited:  moongadget.com/origins/myth.html  http://www.mythichero.com/meeting_with_the_goddess.htm http://www.uky.edu/~aubel2/eng104/myth/hero.pdf http://changingminds.org/disciplines/storytelling/plots/hero_journey/woman_temptress.htm http://changingminds.org/disciplines/storytelling/plots/hero_journey/atonement_father.htm http://www.apocprod.com/Pages/Hero/Hero_Diagram_Pages/father_atonement.htm http://changingminds.org/disciplines/storytelling/plots/hero_journey/ultimate_boon.htm