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THE HERO'S JOURNEY
One of the topics in their recent newsletter was "The Hero's Journey" as key theme in stories throughout history and include these resources to use with several movie choices:
- Article: The Hero's Journey and It's Archetypes — Introducing the Monomyth
- Worksheet: The Hero's Journey Worksheet — Explaining the Monomyth
There are some great infographics at The Writing Cafe that help explain and visualize the path and stages of the hero on the journey.
THE HEROINE'S JOURNEY
Fan Girl points out that the traditional Hero's Journey has come out of a male oriented point of view and that the path is not compatible with the Heroine's journey.
In the series, The Heroine's Journey, Fan Girl and company lay out several concepts and features of a female hero as it is seen in several contemporary movies.
Gray Rose also discusses the difference between the male and female monomyth and how the Hero's journey does not fit within some literary traditions either.
So there is much to think about and compare when discussing the Hero's Journey and how storytelling can take a different path in other cultures and settings.