12 April 2012

The Hero with a thousand faces.... Annotation

In this book of A Hero with a thousand faces author Joseph Campbell what I have read Campbell writes about the theory that how important myths from around the world which have survived for thousands of years all share a fundamental structure, which Campbell calls the monomyth. The monomyth or the hero's journey, is a basic pattern that its proponents argue is found in many narratives from around the world. In a monomyth, the hero begins in the ordinary world, and receives a call to enter an unknown world of strange powers and events. The hero who accepts the call to enter this strange world must face tasks and trials, either alone or with assistance. With this new source in my summary I plan on showing the reader that all hero's whether they are biblical or comical they all follow the same patterns and all have powers of some sort .  


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