Mythic Hero 's Journey : The Odyssey And The Wizard Of Oz

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Mythic/Hero’s Journey: The Odyssey and The Wizard of Oz The Mythic/Hero’s Journey is a story that has been passed down to every culture being told by people. The Mythic/Hero’s Journey is a path that is described as going to various stages. It has a beginning point which is the “ordinary point” and an ending point which is the “return.” Throughout this journey one encounters the call to adventure, refusal of call, mentor, crossing the threshold, enemies, death, reward, and road. These stages can be seen in many descriptions of the journey but some can be missed out on and the most important ones are just included. This journey can be seen in classical literature, modern literature,theater, film, and etc.. A modern literature may not…show more content…
Throughout his journey, Athena saves Odysseus several times and gives him gifts and information that help him throughout his journey. Crossing the threshold, this stage five, when on the journey Odysseus and the others are traveling by boat which means they are on sea. Poseidon who is the god of the sea is not a friend of Odysseus, this is because Odysseus blinded Polyphemus, the cyclops, who is Poseidon’s son. At this point Poseidon had created a storm that throws Odysseus and everyone else off course. Stage six includes Tests, allies and enemies, Odysseus faces many things such as the Lotus Eaters, Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, and the Cattle of the Sun God. Odysseus and his crew end up in a land of lotus eaters due to the storm. The natives on the land give some of the men the intoxicating fruit, the fruit made them forget their longing for home and they just wanted to stay on the land and eat more lotus flowers. The Sirens are three dangerous women who seduce sailors nearby with their enchanting music and voices to cause a shipwreck. When Odysseus and some of his men were on sea, Odysseus tells his men to plug their ears with beeswax and make them tie him to the ship because he wanted to experience the sirens. Another challenge they face is Scylla and Charybdis. Scylla is a sea monster who lives under a dangerous rock, she threatens passing ships. In this journey Scylla eats six of Odysseus crew members. Charybdis is a

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