MythologyTeacher.com “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell, an American mythological researcher, wrote a famous book entitled The Hero with a Thousand Faces. What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler The Hero Archetype in Literature, Religion, and Popular Culture: (along with a useful PowerPoint presentation teachers can download at this URL: )Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (users embark on their own hero's journey): American Masters Lesson from PBS for Teachers on George Lucas, the Power of Myth, and the Hero's Journey: an interactive approach to the Hero's Journey: of course, information about Joseph Campbell's works on the subject, on the Joseph Campbell Foundation site:The Hero With A Thousand Faces Hero's Journey (semi-biographical film): the stories of (a) Odin hanging from the world tree, Yggdrasil, (b) the Buddha seated under the Bodhi Tree, and (c) the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Do all of these religious episodes follow the pattern of the hero’s journey? Find a comparable story from another continent. Does it follow the hero’s journey pattern?Challenge the paradigm.
A Story of Epic Proportions: What makes a Poem an Epic? Activity 1. What are the elements of an epic poem? Review with students the definition and elements of epic poetry found at the Glossary of Literary Terms accessible from the EDSITEment-reviewed web resource Internet Public Library. Ask students what other stories they know or have heard of that follow a similar pattern of action and components described in the definition of epic poetry. Heroes: What They Do & Why We Need Them By Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals Heroes Are Made of This: Studying the Character of Heroes ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
Multi-Media Hero Analysis Overview Key Staff The lesson can be taught by the English teacher and could be supported by the art teacher. Heroes: What They Do & Why We Need Them By Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals Hero This EFL lesson is designed around an astonishing short film by Miguel Endara in which he records himself painstakingly creating a portrait of his hero using 3.2 million ink dots. The lesson also looks at the smallest works of art in the world by micro-artist Willard Wigan and the theme of heroes. Students also get the chance to make their own movie with themselves as the hero.
The Monomyth Cycle The general pattern of adventures that mythological heroes encounter during their quests. It's a cyclical pattern inspired in part by the ancient ouroborus symbol (a snake eating its own tale) representing the cyclical pattern of nature, as well as the necessity of life living off other life. Mythologist Joseph Campbell broke this pattern down into three basic stages (separation, initiation, and return), and then each stage into several sub-stages: Separation call to adventure refusal of the call supernatural aid theshold crossing belly of the whale Initiation road of trials meeting with the goddess woman as temptress apotheosis ultimate boon
Heroes of History - The Heroic Monomyth As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason . Perspectives . Myths and Sacred Tales DOES MAN NEED MYTHS? — ARE MYTHS TRUE — MYTHS FOR THE 21st CENTURY IT TAKES A VILLAGE — 150 FLOODS In 1988 Bill Moyers' THE POWER OF MYTH debuted on PBS. This six-part series of conversations with renowned scholar Joseph Campbell explored the enduring, universal themes expressed in mankind's oldest stories and examined their relevance for the modern world.
Joseph Campbell's Hero Cycle in the Matrix Joseph Campbell published The Hero with a Thousand Faces in 1949 that discussed the journey of the hero in most heroic stories. I have applied Campbell’s hero cycle to The Matrix, starring Keenu Reeves and created by Andy and Larry Wachowski. The Call to Adventure in The Matrix This is the first step in Campbell’s hero cycle.