Joseph Campbell : The Journey Of The Hero's Journey

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According to Joseph Campbell, an American mythologist, writer, and lecturer, the words “Hero Journey” are described as “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man” (1949). Campbell was the first person to define this words, stating that the hero journey basically is a pattern that is dedicated to popular stories and legends. The hero often goes through similar cycles or adventures in all cultures; summarized in the triad separation, initiation, and return. Since its discovery, the hero's journey has been used to structure and…show more content…
He was also the leader of all Andy's toys. The second step is the call to adventure, the hero (in this case Woody) is faced with something that makes him begin his adventure. When it was Andy's birthday, he received a new gift from his mom, a new toy called Buzz Lightyear. This one possessed modern qualities, which made it more attractive among the other toys. The third step is refusal of the call; this happens when the hero (Woody) refuses the adventure because he is afraid of something. Buzz Lightyear was greeted by Andy and other toys in a very joyful way. This unique toy brought new adventures and happiness to the owner and therefore, was an exemplary toy towards the others. However, Woody did not accept that it was Andy's new favorite toy, so he decides to do everything possible so that Buzz does not remove the number one spot. Crossing the first threshold is the fourth step to this unique story. This step is referred to when the hero leaves his ordinary world for the first time to face the new challenges. Woody was jealous of Buzz for being Andy's new favorite toy, so without further ado, Woody throws him out the window of Andy's room to dismiss him, pretending it was an accident. The other toys on seeing this action, blame Woody for this heinous crime and rebel against it, throwing it through the same window that Woody used for get rid of Buzz Lightyear. The fifth step is called Test, Allies, Enemies. At this point in history, the hero faces the rules of
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