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  • Basic Aspects Of The Hero Quest Cycle
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    Where are the Heroes As we read Homers epic tale of war, death, and enthralling characters, we find great warriors each on a different pathway. Looking closer at three of these characters, Akhilleus, Agamemnon, and Hektor, we find that each of these warriors displays many heroic qualities and deeds, yet none ever achieves becoming a true hero. What does it mean to achieve the status of a true hero Many books and papers have been written on this subject but for the purpose of my argument let me c...
  • Odysseus In Company With The Other Heroes
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    The heroes of the Greeks were an intricate part of society. After the gods and demi-gods of Greece, the heroes were extremely revered by the people. One hero in particular has distinguished himself from the rest through his quest and adventures. That hero is Odysseus. Odysseus displays the necessary qualities to be honored as a hero, but also has distinguishing traits that set him apart from the rest. In order to describe the traits that contrast Odysseus from the customary Greek hero, it is fir...
  • Seeker And Sage Hero Archetype
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    An engine consists of many parts which work together to transform energy into mechanical force. With the absence of any of those parts, the collection is no longer an engine, but an assembly of parts with no purpose. Similar to this is the archetype of the hero. A hero must have all the parts necessary to complete a journey or else he or she is just like every other collection of human matter. The protagonist of The Matrix, Neo, is in every sense a hero as he possesses all the characteristics of...
  • Nemo And Dory Head Back Home Dory
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    Joseph Campbell has spent his outstanding life finding and mapping out the myths from all over the world that seemed to be built from the same "elementary ideas". Gradually, all there is, is one story being told and retold in all sorts of different languages, times, names, and costumes, all stories are the same, which he named "The hero's Journey", or the "mono myth". Campbell had written a book called The hero with a thousand faces which gathered the themes behind countless hero stories into on...
  • Time Of Jen's Quest
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    Heroes come from all sorts of places: movies, books, and even everyday life. Jen, a Gelfling, is a hero from the movie The Dark Crystal. Jen's story is one of prophecy, the never ending fight between good and evil, and love. This composition shall trace Jen's quest as well as evaluate his success in that quest, his individual self, and finally he shall be compared to one of the Greek heroes. Jen's quest can be classified as restoring the good kingdom. During a time of great change in the univers...
  • Joshua's Quest
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    Archetypal Criticism Archetypal Criticism: Archetypal Criticism Essay, Research Paper Archetypal Criticism: Joshua In the many stories of the Bible, one of the most acclaimed heroes is Joshua. To most he is known for his heroic actions at the battle of Jericho. But in reality, Joshua displays many archetypes of a hero like many other in the Bible. Archetype is the idea that recurring patterns in different assemblies exist universally and instinctively in the collective unconscious of man. One si...

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