The Character Archetype – Hero

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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 […]

Achilles and the Iliad Revisited

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Up until about a year ago, I am not sure I had ever read the Iliad. Regardless of whether I had read it or not, I knew that it was about war, violence, the quest to conquer and their corresponding glorification. In today’s world, these and similar topics seem to dominate the daily news. I […]