The Character Archetype – Hero

Hero's Journey

In my previous post I gave a bare bones overview of the Hero’s Journey.  The Hero’s Journey is comprised of two primary archetypes: the character archetype of the Hero and the process archetype of the Journey. According to Christopher Vogler (see The Writers Journey), the Hero’s Journey is peopled with a small set of character archetypes. One […]

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The Hero’s Journey

Hero's Journey

Here is a primitive diagram of the Hero’s Journey. Basically, it follows Aristotle’s story design of Beginning, Middle, and End. For writers, this structure also mirrors the 3-Act play, where both the “Descent” and the “Initiation” make up the middle act. The Ordinary World isn’t necessarily “ordinary”. What is meant by the term “ordinary” is […]

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