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The journeyofthehero 3

  1. 1. The Journey of the Hero
  2. 2. Hero <ul><li>A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. </li></ul><ul><li>A person of great strength and courage, favored by the gods and often, descended from them. </li></ul><ul><li>The principal character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Journey of the Hero <ul><li>The Hero with a Thousand Faces by: Joseph Campbell </li></ul><ul><li>“ A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. The HERO Generalizations <ul><li>He is first introduced in the “Ordinary World.” </li></ul><ul><li>He is usually an average to below average individual </li></ul><ul><li>Occasionally he is an outcast. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The HERO Generalizations <ul><li>Unusual circumstances at birth </li></ul><ul><li>He has lost one or both parents </li></ul><ul><li>He comes from an isolated background (physically / emotionally / socially) </li></ul><ul><li>He has a friend/sidekick, (Who may not necessarily arrive at the beginning) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Part I: Departure Stage <ul><li>Step 1: Call to Adventure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Hero first receives notice that his (or her) life is going to change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He may not recognize the call for what it is </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Departure Stage <ul><li>Step 2: Refusal of the Call </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When the hero receives the call he may ignore it due to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sense of duty or obligation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fear/Insecurity </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Departure Stage <ul><li>Step 3: Supernatural Aid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once the hero decides to take the journey a magical/supernatural helper/guide appears </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Departure Stage <ul><li>Step 4: Crossing the First Threshold </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The hero leaves the known world for the unknown, where the rules and limits are not known. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Departure Stage <ul><li>Step 5: Belly of the Whale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The hero must face a low point, and fully accept the adventure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The hero abandons his old world and ways, ready to begin again </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Part II: The Journey <ul><li>Step 1: The Road of Trials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The hero must face a series of trials/tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He may fail at least one of them, often will have to face a similar task at the end of his journey. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The Journey <ul><li>Step 2: Meeting with the Goddess or Unconditional Love and Acceptance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-- The hero experiences a love/acceptance that is unconditional and beyond anything he has known before </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-- Finding/accepting the one he loves most completely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-- Meeting a mother or goddess figure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-- A true knowing and accepting of himself </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The Journey <ul><li>Step 3: Facing Temptation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The hero must face and overcome temptation away from his true path </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. The Journey <ul><li>Step 4: Atonement with the Father </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hero must confront the most powerful force in his life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not have to be a male figure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hero must accept something about himself, embrace his new persona </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Magical Weapon <ul><li>Often there is a weapon or power only the hero can wield. </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Journey <ul><li>Step 5: Apotheosis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Hero become god-like in some way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May be a period of rest, fulfilment before the return </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerges a different person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is often when he makes his sacrifice </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. The Journey <ul><li>Step 6: The Ultimate Boon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievement of the ultimate goal of the quest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All the previous steps led to this moment, they prepare the hero for it </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Part III: The Return <ul><li>Step 1: Refusal of the Return </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The hero has reached his ultimate goal, why return to everyday life? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is difficult to return </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. The Return <ul><li>Step 2: The Magic Flight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes the hero must escape with the boon. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be dangerous/adventurous </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. The Return <ul><li>Step 3: The Rescue from Without </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Hero may be wounded/weakened and needs assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not realize it is time to leave </li></ul></ul>Step 2 and 3 may be combined into one step
  21. 21. The Return <ul><li>Step 4: Crossing the Return Threshold </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Return to the old life with the knowledge of the new </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. The Return <ul><li>Step 5: Freedom to Live </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Living in the moment; accepting the past and not worrying about the future. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The hero is a stronger person. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. The Journey of the Hero Generalizations <ul><li>Describes the archetypal formula of all stories and epics </li></ul><ul><li>All of the steps are not always present </li></ul><ul><li>It is a general guide </li></ul>
  24. 24. Resources <ul><li>The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>