Refusal of Return <ul><li>A hero can come back to his/her original home after they go on a journey </li></ul><ul><li>The h...
Modern Examples <ul><li>Shrek: Shrek goes back to his original home after he marries Fiona and he bring his “princess” bac...
The Magic Flight <ul><li>When a hero returns and there is a magical aspect to their return, and its often that heir helped...
<ul><li>Sometimes a Hero may not be able to return from the supernatural world by his own power – he may need assistance f...
<ul><li>In the story of Inanna the hero, Inanna, was the supreme goddess of Sumerian cuneiform temple – tablets.  </li></u...
<ul><li>The Crossing of the Threshold can be described as the hero leaving the supernatural world and returning to the com...
<ul><li>Rip van Winkle fell into a long, deep sleep. </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep is sometimes considered a way of getting in t...
<ul><li>In the story of Oisin, he lived with a supernatural creature. </li></ul><ul><li>Oisin marries a supernatural creat...
<ul><li>Master of two worlds is the ability of someone to pass back and forth between two world divisions. </li></ul>Maste...
<ul><li>In the movie “American Gangster,” Denzel Washington plays someone who lives in two different worlds. </li></ul><ul...
Freedom to Live <ul><li>The battlefield is symbolic of the field of life where every creature lives on the death of anothe...
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  1. 1. Refusal of Return <ul><li>A hero can come back to his/her original home after they go on a journey </li></ul><ul><li>The hero also usually bring back his princess if he comes back to his original home </li></ul><ul><li>A hero can also decide to stay in a new and different place </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Myth of Persephone </li></ul>
  2. 2. Modern Examples <ul><li>Shrek: Shrek goes back to his original home after he marries Fiona and he bring his “princess” back to his “kingdom” </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potter: he doesn’t want to come back to life, but decides to in the end to fulfill his destiny </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Magic Flight <ul><li>When a hero returns and there is a magical aspect to their return, and its often that heir helped out by God </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Aladdin </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Wizard of Oz </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Sometimes a Hero may not be able to return from the supernatural world by his own power – he may need assistance from someone or something in the regular world. </li></ul>Rescue From Without
  5. 5. <ul><li>In the story of Inanna the hero, Inanna, was the supreme goddess of Sumerian cuneiform temple – tablets. </li></ul><ul><li>She went down from the heavens into hell. </li></ul><ul><li>Before she left heaven, Inanna told her messenger, Ninshubur, to rescue her if she did not return from hell. </li></ul><ul><li>While in hell, she turned into a corpse and was trapped. </li></ul><ul><li>Her messenger got the god Enki to send creatures into hell to rescue Inanna. </li></ul>The Story of Inanna
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Crossing of the Threshold can be described as the hero leaving the supernatural world and returning to the common world. </li></ul>Crossing of the Return Threshold
  7. 7. <ul><li>Rip van Winkle fell into a long, deep sleep. </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep is sometimes considered a way of getting in touch with the supernatural world. </li></ul><ul><li>When Rip van Winkle woke up, he crossed the threshold into the common world </li></ul>Rip van Winkle's Awakening
  8. 8. <ul><li>In the story of Oisin, he lived with a supernatural creature. </li></ul><ul><li>Oisin marries a supernatural creature and they went off to live in the Land of Youth. </li></ul><ul><li>Oisin wanted to visit his dad in the common world. </li></ul><ul><li>The supernatural creature granted him permission, however, if he touched the ground in the common world he would become old and lose his ability to return to the supernatural world. </li></ul><ul><li>Oisin accidentally touched the ground on his common world visit and ended his supernatural journey. </li></ul>Oisin's Unexpected Return
  9. 9. <ul><li>Master of two worlds is the ability of someone to pass back and forth between two world divisions. </li></ul>Master of Two Worlds
  10. 10. <ul><li>In the movie “American Gangster,” Denzel Washington plays someone who lives in two different worlds. </li></ul><ul><li>In one world, he lives in a world with drugs, guns, and sex. He also lives in a world with his mother. He takes care of her and buys his family a house. </li></ul><ul><li>The main character lives in two different worlds. For the most part the characters in each world are unaware of the other’s existence. </li></ul>American Gangster
  11. 11. Freedom to Live <ul><li>The battlefield is symbolic of the field of life where every creature lives on the death of another </li></ul><ul><li>Also refers to the idea of “happily ever after” </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Sleeping Beauty </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Snow White </li></ul>

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