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Video Analysis: The Hero's Journey

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The Hero’s Journey
The Hero’s Journey is a theme I was somewhat familiar with prior to viewing the video. Although I haven’t actually read most of them many of my favorite films are from literary works. Many of them were named in the video. I was able to recognize the similar themes in The Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter.
Archetypes I recognized are the obvious hero, mentor, allies and the villain. Heroes are usually the main character of the story. Although I believe Sam is the true hero in Lord of the Rings The mentor is a senior with some influence, someone who possesses wisdom or a teacher like Gandalf for example. Allies like Sam from Lord of the Rings or Ron from Harry Potter help support the hero with
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