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The Hero S Journey

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9780791098035
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the literary theme of the hero's journey in twenty essays covering works by authors as varied as Virgil and Maxine Hong Kingston.

Individuation In Children S Literature

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ISBN : 1321726449
Genre : Archetype (Psychology)
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Children's literature is a medium that not only transports the reader into magical worlds of adventure, but that provides important psychological life lessons. Recent trends have shown that it is no longer only children that are reading contemporary works in this genre, but that an increasing number of adults are as well. There are certain adults who have yet to individuate, but can do so by experiencing the process of it, as do child heroes in literature, by identifying with the archetype of the child hero, and by associating with the pattern of the hero's journey. In this way, it can be said that these works of literature and myth are, in essence, adult adventures pretending to be children's stories, and that the successful child hero is symbolic of the adult hero. This research examines the matter of child heroes and heroines who endure the same trials and tribulations of the hero's journey as do adult male heroes, as well as discussion of individuation of the adult reader. The examination is carried out by defining the characteristics and nature of specific child heroes and adult male heroes, including the journey patterns based on the models of Joseph Campbell and Maureen Murdock, and with the meaning of individuation, as put forth by C. G. Jung. The research also draws upon the perspectives of the works by Jung on archetypes and the collective unconscious, and on Freud's analysis of the structural model of the psyche. Because the heroine's journey contains some variances from the male hero's journey, and because the feminine processes such experiences differently, the works of Marie-Louise von Franz will be a part of the analysis. Claims on how adults relate to children's literature will be supported by Jung, through a look at the collective unconscious; and by Jack Zipes, with how moral issues are resolved by identification with archetypes in order to mature. The central argument of this dissertation is that the child hero endures the stages of hero's journey as does the adult male hero, yet only comes-of age, rather than fully individuates; and that un-individuated adult readers are drawn to children's literature because the trials and tribulations endured portray a pattern of experiences also encountered by the adult reader in everyday life, thus allowing for individuation to be achieved. The myths and literature display certain psychological issues and narrate a specific series of events that produce emotional growth for the child hero. The child hero, as an archetype, is symbolic of potential wholeness, and therefore, provides a healing image that enables the un-individuated adult reader to circle back and reclaim the child hero within.

The Hero Journey In Literature

Author : Evans Lansing Smith
ISBN : 0761805095
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides an overview of the hero journey theme in literature, from antiquity to the present, with a focus on the imagery of the rites of passage in human life (initiation at adolescence, mid-life, and death). This is the only book to focus on the major works of the literary tradition, detailing discussions of the hero journey in major literary texts. Included are chapters on the literature of Antiquity (Sumerian, Egyptian, Biblical, Greek, and Roman), the Middle Ages (with emphasis on the Arthurian Romance), the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Shakespeare, Milton, Marvell, Pope, Fielding, the Arabian Nights, and Alchemical Illustration), Romanticism and Naturalism (Coleridge, Selected Grimm's Tales, Bront%, Bierce, Whitman, Twain, Hawthorne, E.T.A. Hoffman, Rabindranath Tagore), and Modernism to Contemporary (Joyce, Gilman, Alifa Rifaat, Bellow, Lessing, Pynchon, Eudora Welty).

The Hero S Journey

Author : Reg Harris
ISBN : 0915533022
Genre : Educational change
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Somewhere I Have Never Travelled

Author : Thomas Van Nortwick
ISBN : 0195356411
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The ancient hero's quest for glory offers metaphors for our own struggles to reach personal integrity and wholeness. In this compelling book, Van Nortwick traces the heroic journeys in three seminal works of ancient epic poetry, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer's Iliad, and Virgil's Aeneid. In particular, he focuses on the relationship of the hero to one or more second selves, or alter egos, showing how the poems address central truths about the cost of heroic self-assertion: that the pursuit of glory can lead to alienation from one's own deepest self, and that spiritual wholeness can only be achieved by confronting what appears, at first, to be the very negation of that self. With his unique combination of literary, psychological, and spiritual insights, Van Nortwick demonstrates the relevance of ancient literature to enduring human problems and to contemporary issues. Somewhere I Have never Travelled will interest anyone who wishes to explore the roots of human behavior and the relationship between life and art.

The Hero S Journey

Author : John L. Brown
ISBN : 9780871203441
Genre : Education
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Profiling six phases of the mythic hero's journey from unconscious innocence to ultimate self-awareness, argues that shared vision, purpose, and inquiry, combined with the use of the collective wisdom of myth, legend, and metaphor, can transform a school.

The Hero S Journey

Author : Joseph Campbell
ISBN : 1577314042
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one great story of mankind."

The Hero With A Thousand Faces

Author : Joseph Campbell
ISBN : 9781577315933
Genre : Psychology
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Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.

The Hero S Journey In Contemporary Post Apocalyptic Fiction For Young Adults

Author : Jessica Sylvia Camargo
ISBN : OCLC:841610362
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In The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell writes that myths "carry the keys that open the whole realm of the desired and feared adventure of the discovery of the self (8). Campbell distils mythology into common archetypes, which he calls the monomyth, also known as the Hero's Journey. Campbell's monomyth provides keys to unlocking meaning regarding the nature of heroism in contemporary stories, particularly in post-apocalyptic fiction. Such stories present fictional worlds that exaggerate the need for a hero. In post-apocalyptic literature in which young adults are presented as society's best hope for renewal and reconstruction, the Hero's Journey takes on further meaning regarding the successful transition from childhood to adulthood. This thesis applies archetypal analysis to two contemporary post-apocalyptic novels for adolescent readers, Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower (1993) and Mike Mullin's Ashfall (2011), and considers the ways in which the protagonists fulfill Campbell's notion of the questing hero. Lauren Olamina, the central character of Butler's novel, becomes a world-changing hero who provides salvation for humanity. Alex Halprin, the protagonist of Ashfall, comes of age successfully in the face of extremely difficult circumstances and finds hope for the future. Each character offers a model of heroic growth from which readers can take inspiration.

The Hero S Journey

Author : Elizabeth Sarah Hoffman
ISBN : OCLC:856585832
Genre : Dystopias in literature
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'Monomyth' is the term coined by James Joyce and popularized by Joseph Campbell in his seminal work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Its structure is delineated by Campbell, and it follows that of the traditional heroic myths that permeate human culture and history. Margaret Atwood's two companion novels, Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, incorporate Campbell's monomyth and transplant it into the realm of postmodern dystopia. In this way, Atwood offers an escape from the existential dilemmas that face the postmodern subjectivity through the self-perpetuated, neoshamanic journey toward the recognition of immanence. The monomyth bridges this immanence with the separateness of the physical world, embodied by the individual hero, and thus the monomyth functions as a tool for understanding human existence.--P. iv.

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