Universal Hero's Journey Analysis

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Joseph Campbell’s Idea of the Universal Hero’s Journey Separation or Departure: During the first scenes of the story, the hero will experience a separation from the normal world. Call to Adventure: The story begins in an ordinary setting, where the hero receives information that requires them to head out on a journey into the unknown. Refusal to Call The hero may be reluctant to accept the call of adventure and leave the mundane, comfortable life behind. Acceptance to Call After some initial reluctance, the hero finally takes on the challenge, realizing they are the most suitable person to complete the task at hand Supernatural Aid The hero then receives help of some sort, whether it be a map, information, or some sort of weapon.the…show more content…
Entering the belly of the whale This is the point in the story where the hero enters into the danger zone. It could take place immediately after the first threshold, or come after some travel. Initiation Road of Trials Enduring a long path, the hero now faces many trials along the way. Each challenge may grow in difficulty as the hero begins to grow confidence. However, the entire journey does not only consist of battle; the hero will have moments where they must gather more information, weapons, or more useful allies. Often these objects will be given as a small reward for a completed task on the journey. The Meeting with the Goddess During the journey, the hero may come across a powerful female figure whom he forms a bond with. She will provide the hero with support to complete the challenge. Woman as Temptress The hero may also come across a sort of temptation, often a female. This temptation will offer the hero an immediate satisfaction, but in the long run it will prevent him from completing the main task at hand. Atonement with…show more content…
Origins a. Jung believed that the unconscious was where these archetypes remain. His thesis suggested that these separates are innate, universal and hereditary. These archetypes serve to organize how we function. b. "All the most powerful ideas in history go back to archetypes," Dr. Jung argues in his book The Structure of the Psyche. "This is particularly true of religious ideas, but the central concepts of science, philosophy, and ethics are no exception to this rule. In their present form they are variants of archetypal ideas created by consciously applying and adapting these ideas to reality. For it is the function of consciousness, not only to recognize and assimilate the external world through the gateway of the senses, but to translate into visible reality the world within us."(ARAS). c. Even though Jung has classified four main archetypes, he believed that there is an infinite number that may exist. C. The Self: a. This archetype gives a feeling of unity in experience. Jung’s goal for each individual was to accomplish an awareness of

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