Author Joseph Campbell claims that stories about ancient Greek heroes, wizards, and super heroes are all variations of the same story, and his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces outlines the monomyth, or archetypal journey, that all of these stories follow.
Students will look at Joseph Campbell’s monomyth, or hero’s cycle, and will be guided through the journeys of Hercules, Jason, Odysseus, Perseus, or Theseus, using completed analyses from movies like Shrek as inspiration or starting from scratch.
Give students a list of books to analyze for monomyth use, and then assign each student a story based on their reading and maturity levels. If you’re using Wixie, use the Hero’s Journey template to define and identify each stage.
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Examine students’ analyses of a hero’s journey to see if they understand the big ideas: have they been able to identify a scene or passage that corresponds to each stage in the cycle? If not, have they made an argument for why a stage isn’t obvious? Their journal entries can also be used to assess comprehension and narrative writing.
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How do you start a hero’s journey story?
What is the best way to write a hero’s journey?
- First, create your hero. Forget about the traditional meanings of the word ‘hero,’ and let your imagination run wild.
- Then, give them a goal. Remember, stories exist on a literal level first and foremost.
- Finally, lay out the four quadrants of the story cycle.
What is a good example of the hero’s journey?
The journey home – Odysseus returns home to find his wife being courted by many suitors. Resurrection of the hero – Odysseus is patient and disguises himself as a beggar to test his wife’s fidelity.
How would you describe the hero’s journey?
The hero’s journey is a common narrative archetype, or story template, in which a hero embarks on an adventure, learns a lesson, triumphs with his newfound knowledge, and returns home transformed.
What are the 3 main parts of the hero’s journey?
The Departure (or Separation), the Initiation, and the Return, according to Campbell, are the three main stages, each of which consists of several steps. During the Departure, the hero is introduced as they are presented with and prepare for their journey.
What are the 8 steps of a hero’s journey?
There are eight terms in this set.
- Return with a gift.
- The call. A problem is presented, and the hero cannot remain in the ordinary world.
- The call.
What are the 12 stages of a hero’s journey?
The Hero’s Journey Has 12 Stages
- Call To Adventure.
- Refusal Of The Call.
- Meeting The Mentor.
- Crossing The Threshold.
- Tests, Allies, and Enemies.
- Approach To The Inmost Cave.
What is Part Four of the hero’s journey?
Part Four – The Road Back or Hero’s Return Once the reward has been obtained, the hero and his companions begin the journey back, with the goal of completing the adventure and returning to their normal lives with their treasure. This stage is also known as the resurrections or atonement.
Is the Wizard of Oz a hero’s journey?
The Wizard of Oz is a classic Hero’s Journey that begins with Dorothy’s decision to leave home, and ends with her refusal to return home after being duped by the soon-to-be-wizard.
What is the last part of the hero’s journey?
The Hero has been resurrected, purified, and has earned the right to return to the Ordinary World and share the Elixir of the Journey. The true Hero returns with an Elixir to share with others or heal a wounded land.
What is the resolution in the hero’s journey?
When the main problem is solved, there is little room for the story to continue in an engaging way; when a story reaches resolution, conflicts are resolved in some way (for better or worse), and loose ends are sufficiently tied up.
Do all stories follow the hero’s journey?
Unfortunately, not every story follows this path; not every story is a Hero’s Journey, but every story fits within the structural concepts outlined in the Dramatica theory of storyif it has something meaningful to say.
What is the apotheosis of a hero’s journey?
APOTHEOSIS begins with the hero’s recognition of the divine within himself; it is the beginning of the HERO (with a capital “H”) being able to accomplish what ordinary men and women cannot; it is the beginning of the HERO being able to accomplish what ordinary men and women cannot. APOTHEOSIS literally means “exhaltation to divine rank or stature; deification.”
What are the 11 steps of the hero’s journey?
This set’s terms (11)
- Call to adventure.
- Denial of the call.
- Meeting the mentor.
- Crossing the threshold.
- Tests, allies, and enemies.
- Approach the innermost cave.
- The ordeal.
What part of the hero’s journey is the climax?
The story then moves on to the sixth phase, the world of Trials, Allies, and Enemies, where the hero will meet new people, face new challenges, overcome tests and traps, defeat monsters, and prepare for the big challenge ahead, known as the Ordeal, which will be the setting for your climax.