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Hero's Journey Worksheet
TWM's Hero's Journey Worksheet will help students trace the stages and identify the archetypes of the Hero's Journey/Monomyth. It is based on the ideas of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell, as developed and applied to film by Chris Vogler. The stages and archetypes of the Hero's Jouney set out below have been adapted from Vogler's book The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 3rd Edition.
Explaining the Monomyth
There are several formulations of the stages of the Hero's Journey. One way to approach teaching the Hero's Journey is to have students find at least two of the methods on the Internet, one suggested by Campbell and the other by Vogler. Alow students to choose and apply the system of analysis that they prefer. This can be done in groups or individually. TWM has used Vogler's stages and his description of the archetypes, however, the section on the stages can be easily adapted to Campbell's configuration.
The worksheet is designed to be used in conjunction with TWM's Stages and Archetypes of the Hero's Journey — Introducing the Monomyth. Lesson plans on the story of the quest are listed at TWM's Literature Subject Index. Each contains notes on responses to the questions in the worksheet and assignments relating to the use of the Journey/Monomyth in the form it takes in the movie.
Teachers will observe that TWM focuses on finding the story of the quest in films other than action/adventures to demonstrate that the Monomyth can be found in many different types of stories.
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