Heroic Epic - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Heroic Epic PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 71895e-OThmY



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Heroic Epic

Description:

Title: Heroic Epic Author: Rebecca Pearigen Last modified by: Jennifer Cupp Created Date: 1/30/2007 1:03:07 PM Document presentation format: On-screen Show (4:3) – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:35
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 23
Provided by: Rebec145
Category:
Tags: epic | gods | heroic | treasure

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Heroic Epic


1
HEROIC EPIC
2
Joseph Campbell and the The monomyth was
described by Joseph Campbell in his book, Hero
With a Thousand Faces. This is often referred to
as the heros journey. This universal pattern
is found in myths around the world.
monomyth
3
Epic Hero Characteristics
-Warrior, great leader, and orator -Often uses a
magical or powerful weapon -Undertakes a long,
arduous journey into a dangerous, unknown
world -Whatever human qualities are revered in
the heros culture, the hero possesses -Despite
having a willing entourage, the hero accepts a
journey that others would not attempt -Arête
bringing perfection to virtue is important to
the hero -The heros enemy often despises good
and has more interest in his or her own existence
than the existence of what is considered good
(e.g. gods, peace, etc . . .) -Sometimes faces
a supernatural enemy where the divine
intervention or great skill is needed to defeat
the foe
4
STAGES OF THE HEROIC JOURNEY
5
1. The hero is introduced in his ordinary world.
To demonstrate the future journeys extraordinary
unraveling, the hero begins the tale in his or
her own typical environment.
6
2. The call to adventure.
A problem, challenge, or adventure motivates the
hero out of his or her ordinary world and into a
special world.
7
3. The hero is reluctant at first.
A hesitation in pursuing the heroic journey
occurs with the hero.
8
4. The hero is encouraged by the wise old man or
woman.
A mentor arrives with some aid. This aid may be
advice, a weapon, or another item allowing the
journey to unravel.
9
5. The hero passes through the first threshold.
The hero initiates the first steps in moving
through his or her journey. The race begin, a
voyage starts, the plane takes off, the romance
dances away, the cards are dealt, etc . . .
10
6. The hero reaches the innermost cave.
This is the heros goal, but is accomplished
through entering a dangerous place, usually an
underground area where the quests object is
hidden.
11
7. The hero encounters tests and helpers.
The hero meets enemies, allies, obstacles, and
tests pertinent to his or her heroic development.
12
8. Meeting with the Goddess
  • This could be a motherly figure, someone like a
    queen, or an actual goddess.
  • This person helps the hero realize what is
    waiting for him when he finishes his quest.

13
  • 9. Temptation from the true path.
  • This is another step with the Road of Trials the
    hero is tempted to stray from his mission, to
    give up, or to follow his own selfish desires.

14
10. Reconciliation with the father figure.
  • The hero must forgive his father or father-figure
    in order to understand himself and his journey.

15
11. Apothesosis The hero endures the supreme
ordeal.
Death threatens the hero.
16
12. The hero seizes the sword.
After surviving death, the hero takes possession
of the object causing the heroic journey. This
could be knowledge, weaponry, powers, or any
other item of worth.
17
13. Refusal to Return.
The hero fears that his ordinary world will not
understand him anymore, so he wishes to stay in
the new world.
18
14. The road back.
Odysseus long journey home.
Creating a chase scene, the hero must return to
his or her beginning location while eluding the
treasures former possessors.
19
15. Resurrection
This is usually a replay of stage eight. The
hero again faces death, but in stage eleven, the
hero is metaphorically reborn a stronger and
greater individual.
20
16. Return with the elixir.
Brought from the special world by the hero, the
item is presented to the heros ordinary world.
21
Other Works ?
22
References
www.moyak.com www.wga/art/p/pinturic/odysseus.jpg
www.coh.arizona.edu/ital/it250a/inferno.gif www.mo
nomyth.org/images/berkeleymm.jpg Joseph
Campbells Hero With a Thousand Faces
About PowerShow.com