Review the classical Greek definitions in Lecture 1 for hero, myth, inspiration, and the thesis to Campbell’s book (also in Lecture 1). Know the definitions and purposes of Stages 1-15 in the lectures.Review Campbell’s book and e-lectures for examples for each stage.
In Joseph Campbell’s book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, he states that there is a common story of the hero across cultures and times found in religious stories and legends, and that this story is in fact everyone’s journey of self-actualization. In an essay, describe stages 1, 3, 5, 9, and 15 of the hero’s journey (the call, crossing the first threshold, road of trials, apotheosis, and freedom to live). In the introduction to the essay, identify and explain Campbell’s thesis of his book and define the following terms in the classic Greek sense (as described in the lecture): hero, myth, and inspiration, each with full descriptions.
For each of the stages listed above provide the following: 1) a definition of the stage (several sentences), 2) the purpose of the stage, 3) provide one example for each stage, either from lectures or from the book. Provide a full description – several sentences – for the example.