Analysis Of The Hero's Journey

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The term “hero” has been around since the late fourteenth century; however, the term is of an uncertain origin (Etymology, paragraph 2). Based upon controversial etymology beliefs, Webster’s Dictionary defines a ‘hero’ as an individual that is admired for his or her great acts or fine qualities. According to Joseph Campbell, the author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, an individual must go through the cycle of the hero 's journey. The life of a real life hero is reflected by the epic literary example “The Hero’s Journey” that is exhibited in the book The Hero with a Thousand Faces; therefore, a hero in today’s world must undergo the same twelve stages that are listed in “The Hero’s Journey.” The hero’s journey is known for telling how …show more content…
In real life, the expedition begins in the darkness (The Hero’s Journey, paragraph 8). It is when the individual is uneasy, uncomfortable, or unaware. The hero-to-be is introduced sympathetically so the audience can identify with the situation or dilemma. In the movie, Star Wars, Lukes Skywalkers natural world is that he is dispassionate towards the life as a farmboy on the planet Tatooine before he sets out to tackle the universe (Hero’s Journey, paragraph 2). The character displays his or herself against the background of ambiance, heredity, and personal history. A polarity in the midst of the hero’s life is pulling in different directions and causing …show more content…
In real life, the hero 's journey is personal. It is about the individual only and the hero alone. Not one other human possesses the same seed or gift that sparks the calling to be defined as a hero. That is the reason the hero feels fear and pain; the stakes seem like life or death. The hero’s journey can take place on a battlefield or even in front a classroom of teenagers. The demons that all heroes are dueling with are always the same. Everyone in society is his or her fear. The hero’s journey is universal; it is every man’s or every woman 's

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