ELIT 22 Day 3
Journey of the young hero
From Last Week
What are Psychological
interpretations of Demeter and
Persephone and what are some
symbols that you can fin...
Otto Rank's Hero (First Half of
Life)
 The hero is the child of distinguished parents, usually the

son of a king or lead...
Exercise
Find the elements of Rank’s hero’s
journey for Paris.
Campbell’s Hero’s Journey
Departure:
1. The Call To Adventure: Often there is a Herald, summoning the hero to an
"unsuspec...
Departure Continued
4. The Crossing of The First Threshold: First the hero
meets a Threshold Guardian. Often there is a st...
For the Odyssey
Trace Campbell’s hero’s
departure for the first 10
pages of The Odyssey.
Homework
If you haven’t already printed this up, print up The
Odyssey under “Myths” on the website:
http://hubbardmythandf...
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  1. 1. ELIT 22 Day 3 Journey of the young hero
  2. 2. From Last Week What are Psychological interpretations of Demeter and Persephone and what are some symbols that you can find?
  3. 3. Otto Rank's Hero (First Half of Life)  The hero is the child of distinguished parents, usually the son of a king or leader (god).  His origin is preceded by difficulties.  During/before the pregnancy is a prophecy in the form of a dream or an oracle cautioning against his birth/often threatening the life of his father.  Often he is surrendered to the water in a box or basket.  He is then saved by animals or by lowly people.  After he has grown up, he finds his distinguished parents.  He either takes revenge or is acknowledged.  He achieves rank and honors.
  4. 4. Exercise Find the elements of Rank’s hero’s journey for Paris.
  5. 5. Campbell’s Hero’s Journey Departure: 1. The Call To Adventure: Often there is a Herald, summoning the hero to an "unsuspected world" and "the individual is drawn into a relationship with forces that are not rightly understood." It may be because of a mistake or because of repressed desires and conflicts. This is the "awakening of self" which may be the "coming of adolescence" or some dying of old self and birth of new self. A deer is often a herald 2. Refusal Of The Call: Often this establishes the link between audience and hero (inability, weakness, fallibility) but it may also establish the hero's morality (who really wants to go to war?) 3. Supernatural Aid: "For those who have not refused the call, the first encounter of the hero-journey is with a protective figure (often a little old crone or old man) who provides the adventurer with amulets against the dragon forces he is about to pass." This figure is a reassurance, the protecting power of destiny. * For Catholics, the Virgin Mary may appear to them * In fairy lore, it may be a wizard or shepherd who appears to supply the amulets and advice the hero will require. The higher mythologies develop the role in the great figure of the guide, the teacher, the ferryman, the conductor of souls to the underworld
  6. 6. Departure Continued 4. The Crossing of The First Threshold: First the hero meets a Threshold Guardian. Often there is a struggle with the Threshold Guardian. 5. The Belly Of The Whale: The hero basically annihilates himself to be reborn. The hero is swallowed into the unknown (symbolic of the womb) and would appeared to have died. The hero thus undergoes a metamorphosis. "No creature can achieve a higher nature without ceasing to exist" (metaphorically in some cases.)
  7. 7. For the Odyssey Trace Campbell’s hero’s departure for the first 10 pages of The Odyssey.
  8. 8. Homework If you haven’t already printed this up, print up The Odyssey under “Myths” on the website: http://hubbardmythandfolklore.wordpress.com Read pages 85-110 of The Odyssey. Highlight the departure elements we went over in class. This will count as a quiz grade.
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