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The journeyofthehero 3

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