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DESCRIPTIONWhat is a Hero ?. Take a moment and think of your own definition of a ‘ hero ’. BRAVE COURAGEOUS LOYAL CONFIDENT DETERMINED STRONG MUSCULAR FOCUSED GOOD. HONEST HELPFUL KIND SELFLESS UNIQUE or PLAIN SUPERHUMAN. Who are heroes in today ’ s world?. Who is your hero? Why?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
What is a Hero ?Take a moment and think of your own definition of a hero
HONESTHELPFULKINDSELFLESSUNIQUE or PLAINSUPERHUMAN
Who are heroes in todays world?Who is your hero? Why?
THE HERO AND THE QUEST Archetypes and The Hero Cycle
MythologyStoriesMoviesNovelsThe Heros Journey Joseph Campbell
Characteristics seen in heroes Unusual birth
A royal lineage about which he grows up ignorant
Raised in a simple, obscure way
Ordinary World the Hero seems ordinary at the beginning
Fig. 1 The Cupboard Under the Stairs. Harry Potter Wiki.. 25 November, 2011.Fig. 24 Privet Drive. Harry Potter Wiki. 25 November, 2011.Fig. 3. Dursley Family. Harry Potter Wiki. 25 November, 2011.
How does it all start?
Call to adventureThe hero is presented with a problem, challenge or adventure to undertake.
Refusal of the CallThe hero refuses the challenge or journey, usually out of fear.
CompanionsThe hero meets allies who want to help.
Fig. 7 Ron and Hermoine Screen Caps fanpop.com November 25, 2011
Hero is not alone.
A companion lends a steady hand through a series of ordeals.
4 types or a combination
large number of anonymous companions
alter ego who is not distinguished
alter ego who is a foil
companions who help out and have special abilities
Meeting a MentorThe hero meets the mentor to gain confidence, advice or training to face the adventure.
Fig. 4Albus Dumbledore. Harry Potter Wiki. 25 November, 2011
Magical Talisman or Supernatural AidThe hero gets some tool that is advantageous in the Special World
Fig. 5 Wand. Harry Potter Wiki. 25 November, 2011 Fig. 6 Invisibility Cloak.. Harry Potter Wiki. 28 November, 2011
Guides (can also be the mentor)Traditionally Two Kindswise old manbeautiful young woman
Fig. 8. Remus Lupin. Harry Potter Wiki. November 25, 2011.Fig.9. Rebeus Hagrid. Harry Potter Wiki. November 28, 2011.Fig.12. Firenze. Harry Potter Wiki. November 28, 2011.Fig.11. Fawkes. Harry Potter Wiki. November 28, 2011.Fig.10. Dobby. Harry Potter Wiki. November 28, 2011.
The Journeyhero and companions set out across hostile terrain
encounter a series of life threatening ordeals
often a period of respite to regain strength after trial
In classic mythology, the hero reluctantly leaves the homeland on a quest that takes him over a supernatural threshold into a strange land.
Hero must set out on a journey
Something has gone wrong
Given direction as to goal must aim for
Crossing the First ThresholdThe hero crosses the gateway that separates the ordinary world from the special world
Fig.13. Fluffy. Harry Potter Wiki. December 1, 2011.
The Road of TrialsThe hero faces tests, confronts enemies, and learns the rules of the Special World.
Deadly opposite (choose a path between two equally dangerous paths)
Fig.14. Devils Snare Harry Potter Wiki. December 1, 2011.
Fig.15. Flying Keys. Harry Potter Wiki. December 1, 2011.
Fig.16. Wizards Chess. Harry Potter Wiki. December 1, 2011.Fig.17. Ron Weasly. Harry Potter Wiki. December 1, 2011.
The TemptationThe hero is tempted in some way to abandon the adventure, to compromise or give in.
Fig. 18. The Mirror of Erised Harry Potter Wiki. December 1, 2011.
Approach to the Innermost CaveThe hero has hit setbacks during the tests and may need to reorganize his helpers or rekindle morale with mentors rally cry. Stakes heightened.
Arrival and Frustration
Hero arrives within sight of goalOn edge of goalHas new and terrible obstacles to overcome
The biggest life or death crisis the hero faces his greatest fear and only through death can the hero be reborn experiencing even greater powers to see the journey to the end.
Ultimately, the hero must stand on his own, face the darkness and conquer it before returning to reality, stronger and wiser.
Last series of test for hero (often three)
Can culminate in great battle
After the hero prevails, the final showdown with the villain, either real or psychological, can begin.
Fig. 19. Quirinus Quirrel Harry Potter Wiki. December 1, 2011. Fig. 20. Voldemort on the back of Quirrels Head Harry Potter Wiki. December 1, 2011.
Fig. 21. Voldemorts Mangles Soul. Harry Potter Wiki. December 1, 2011.
Reward for Seizing the Sword The hero has survived death, overcome his great fear and now earns the reward he sought.
Fig. 22. The Philosophers Stone. Harry Potter Wiki. December 1, 2011.
The Road Back The hero must recommit to completing the journey and travel the road back to the Ordinary World.
Resurrection Hero faces most dangerous meeting with death this shows that the hero can apply all the wisdom hes brought back to the Ordinary World.
Return Home with the Elixir The hero returns from the journey with the elixir, so everyone in the world can use it to heal physical or emotional wounds.
Fig. 23. End of Year Feast. Harry Potter Wiki. December 1, 2011. Fig. 24. Gryffindors celebrate winning the House Cup in 1992. Harry Potter Wiki. December 1, 2011.