The Hero’s Journey
THE SEPARATION
The Hero’s Journey
Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth

Ordinary World
The Call to Adventure
 The Hero(ine) is:
 Challenged to go on a quest or solve a
problem
 Judged by relations with othe...
The Ordinary World
 The Ordinary World is:
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Thrown off balance
Missing or in need of something
Within the hero’s ...
Harry Potter
Luke Skywalker
Take a Minute
 Explain the problems involved in

these heroes’ adventures.
 Do you think the two “ordinary
worlds” are b...
The Hero’s Journey
Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth
Refusal of the Call

Ordinary World
Refusal of the Call
 The Hero(ine) can accept OR refuse the
call

 When he/she refuses:
 Express hesitation or fear
 A...
Luke Skywalker
Take a Minute

How is Luke’s attitude about
the journey different than ObiWan Kenobi’s?

How does Obi-Wan Kenobi’s
attit...
The Hero’s Journey
Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth
Refusal of the Call
Mentor

Ordinary World
Mentor
 The mentor:
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
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

Guides the hero(ine)
Motivates
Gives insight
“All-knowing”
Training/lessons
(Magical) ...
Take a Minute

What mentors have you had
in your life?

Do you have a “mentor” that
guides you or seeks to
empower you? ...
Gandalf
Take a Minute

How does Gandalf giving
advice influence Frodo
differently than giving him a
physical gift?

Do you perso...
The Hero’s Journey
Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth
Refusal of the Call
Mentor
Supernatural Aid

Ordinary World
Supernatural Aid
 Usually given by the mentor to help the
hero(ine)

 The mentor knows what’s coming
 The Aid may be:
...
The Fellowship
Take a Minute

How do Galadriel’s gifts to the
Fellowship reveal information
about her?

How is Galadriel’s aid
differen...
The Hero’s Journey
Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth
Refusal of the Call
Mentor
Supernatural Aid

Ordinary World

Thre...
The Threshold Guardian
 The Threshold Guardian:
 Guards the way into the Supernatural World
 Protects the Supernatural ...
The Gatekeeper
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  1. 1. The Hero’s Journey THE SEPARATION
  2. 2. The Hero’s Journey Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth Ordinary World
  3. 3. The Call to Adventure  The Hero(ine) is:  Challenged to go on a quest or solve a problem  Judged by relations with others  Must be willing to sacrifice for ideals  Usually male of lowly birth, absent parents OR set apart (extraordinary birth)  More than one “call” is possible: Hero might not accept at first.
  4. 4. The Ordinary World  The Ordinary World is:     Thrown off balance Missing or in need of something Within the hero’s comfort zone Can be a physical place or a mental/emotional state
  5. 5. Harry Potter
  6. 6. Luke Skywalker
  7. 7. Take a Minute  Explain the problems involved in these heroes’ adventures.  Do you think the two “ordinary worlds” are both physical places? Why or why not?  What is your “ordinary world”? Is it physical, mental, or emotional?
  8. 8. The Hero’s Journey Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth Refusal of the Call Ordinary World
  9. 9. Refusal of the Call  The Hero(ine) can accept OR refuse the call  When he/she refuses:  Express hesitation or fear  Afraid to leave life behind  Not willing to change  Not ready to accept  Too selfish
  10. 10. Luke Skywalker
  11. 11. Take a Minute How is Luke’s attitude about the journey different than ObiWan Kenobi’s? How does Obi-Wan Kenobi’s attitude tie back into the idea of “community”?
  12. 12. The Hero’s Journey Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth Refusal of the Call Mentor Ordinary World
  13. 13. Mentor  The mentor:        Guides the hero(ine) Motivates Gives insight “All-knowing” Training/lessons (Magical) gifts Seeks to empower the hero
  14. 14. Take a Minute What mentors have you had in your life? Do you have a “mentor” that guides you or seeks to empower you? How do they do this?
  15. 15. Gandalf
  16. 16. Take a Minute How does Gandalf giving advice influence Frodo differently than giving him a physical gift? Do you personally find gifts or advice more important? Why?
  17. 17. The Hero’s Journey Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth Refusal of the Call Mentor Supernatural Aid Ordinary World
  18. 18. Supernatural Aid  Usually given by the mentor to help the hero(ine)  The mentor knows what’s coming  The Aid may be:       Advice Gift Weapon Magic Person Map
  19. 19. The Fellowship
  20. 20. Take a Minute How do Galadriel’s gifts to the Fellowship reveal information about her? How is Galadriel’s aid different than Gandalf’s?
  21. 21. The Hero’s Journey Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth Refusal of the Call Mentor Supernatural Aid Ordinary World Threshold Guardian
  22. 22. The Threshold Guardian  The Threshold Guardian:  Guards the way into the Supernatural World  Protects the Supernatural World  Tests the hero(ine)  The Hero(ine):  Must bypass obstacles  Prove him/herself to pass
  23. 23. The Gatekeeper

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