The Monomyth

Joseph Campbell studied fantasy stories for years and discovered that there is a specific pattern that the hero of these stories follows from the beginning to the end. This is essentially a "monomyth" - a single journey that is repeated over and over, albeit in different forms in different scenes and cultures. For some psychological reason, we are attracted to this pattern.
Here, we compare three stories, the movies Avatar and V for Vendetta, and the book A Wizard of Earthsea. We will explore the similarities between the hero, the hero's journey and our psychological interpretation of each movie or book.


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V for Vendetta

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