A Hero Or Heroine Is A Person Who Is Idealized For Their Accomplishments

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A hero or heroine is a person who is idealized for their accomplishments and achievements and may feel that "...something is lacking from the normal experiences available or permitted to the members of his society" (Campbell 1). Within the hero 's journey there are various steps that are taken in order for the hero to accomplish what he is set out to do. The steps in the hero 's journey consist of the Departure, the Initiation and the Return. Each of these segments of the journey have separate substeps within them. In the Departure the substeps are The Call to Adventure, Refusal of the Call, Supernatural Aid, Talisman, Companions, Threshold Guardians, and The Crossing of the First Threshold. In the Initiation the substeps are The Road of Trials, Sacred Marriage, Ritual Death or Dismemberment, Meeting with the Goddess, Atonement with the Father, Apotheosis, and The Ultimate Boon. In the Return there is The Refusal of the Return, The Magic Flight, Rescue from Wiithout, Crossing the Return Threshold, Master of Two Worlds and Freedom to Live. These steps of the hero 's journey can be seen in poems, movies and other stories that are expressed in common entertainment and media. The various steps will be discussed and assorted examples will be used to show how the hero 's journey can be seen in common stories. The Departure is the transition to the new world. The first substep The Call to Adventure is when the hero is encountered with an event or a signal that invites them to…

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