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The Hero’s Journey
THE THRESHOLD
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 Hero’s Journey
Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth
Refusal of the Call
Mentor
Supernatural Aid

Ordinary World
Super...
Crossing the Threshold
 Gateway between Ordinary World
and Supernatural World

 Shows the hero is finally committed
to t...
Ariel
Take a Minute
 What are the physical and
emotional “tolls” Ariel has to pay
here?

 How will the “toll” Ariel paid to
be...
The Supernatural World
 Different than what the hero’s known
before

 Can by physical, mental, or
emotional

 Different...
Take a Minute
 How are the rules of the
Supernatural World here different
than the Ordinary World? Give an
example from t...
The Hero’s Journey
Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth
Refusal of the Call
Mentor
Supernatural Aid

Ordinary World
Super...
Tests, Enemies, Allies
 After crossing the threshold, the hero:





Faces tests
Finds allies
Confronts enemies
Learn...
Take a Minute
 How will Ariel have to adjust to live in
this new world?

 Do you think she’ll be able to get any
help fr...
Mesopotamia
Ancient City of Uruk
Hero's journey threshold, initiation
Hero's journey threshold, initiation
Hero's journey threshold, initiation
Hero's journey threshold, initiation
Hero's journey threshold, initiation
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Hero's journey threshold, initiation

  1. 1. The Hero’s Journey THE THRESHOLD
  2. 2. The Hero’s Journey Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth Refusal of the Call Mentor Supernatural Aid Ordinary World Threshold Guardian
  3. 3. The Threshold Guardian  The Threshold Guardian:  Guards the way into the Supernatural World  Protects the Supernatural World  Tests the hero(ine) to prove commitment and worth  The Hero(ine):  Must bypass obstacles  Prove him/herself to pass
  4. 4. The Hero’s Journey Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth Refusal of the Call Mentor Supernatural Aid Ordinary World Supernatural World Initiation Threshold Guardian Crossing the Threshol
  5. 5. Crossing the Threshold  Gateway between Ordinary World and Supernatural World  Shows the hero is finally committed to the journey  Point of no return
  6. 6. Ariel
  7. 7. Take a Minute  What are the physical and emotional “tolls” Ariel has to pay here?  How will the “toll” Ariel paid to become human affect her journey?
  8. 8. The Supernatural World  Different than what the hero’s known before  Can by physical, mental, or emotional  Different rules than the ordinary world
  9. 9. Take a Minute  How are the rules of the Supernatural World here different than the Ordinary World? Give an example from the clip.  How are some of the common things in Alice’s normal world skewed or changed in this new world?
  10. 10. The Hero’s Journey Call to Adventure/Extraordinary Birth Refusal of the Call Mentor Supernatural Aid Ordinary World Supernatural World Threshold Guardian Crossing the Threshol Tests, Enemies, and Allies Initiation
  11. 11. Tests, Enemies, Allies  After crossing the threshold, the hero:     Faces tests Finds allies Confronts enemies Learns the rules of the Supernatural World  Allies  Hero might get a sidekick OR  Might join another team
  12. 12. Take a Minute  How will Ariel have to adjust to live in this new world?  Do you think she’ll be able to get any help from her allies for this journey?
  13. 13. Mesopotamia
  14. 14. Ancient City of Uruk

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