Personal Narrative: The Hero's Journey

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According to the American scholar Joseph Campbell, The Hero’s Journey serves as the tale every culture tells. Campbell also argues “the great enduring myths from around the world all share an underlying structure he calls the ‘monomyth’.” The Hero’s path may be described variously, but include the main seventeen stages from call to adventure, a supernatural aid, trials and adventures, victory and return. The Hero’s Journey appears in many types of drama, storytelling, myth religious ritual and psychological development. The hero, or heroine goes through a series of trials and tests to begin their transformation. In most occasions the hero will fail at least one of the trials. Also, in most journey’s the hero reaches their achievement or goal