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    A Comparative Study of Mythology

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    civilization to modern times, mythologies help explain the vents of the world and attempt to provide answers for unanswerable questions. Though every mythology appears different, if one looks close enough, commonalities appear. Joseph Campbell spent his life studying mythologies and religions along with compiling the commonalities amongst them. This study on the works of Joseph Campbell focuses on the following areas: I. Reasons for the commonalities amongst mythologies II. Carl Yung’s Archetypes

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    share of myths and beliefs, I believe that the most interesting would have to that of Greece and Rome. Ancient Greek and Roman mythology involves numerous gods and goddesses and strange forms of worship, which varies greatly from my beliefs. Unlike other cultures’ myths, theirs have carried on through the ages. I’m sure if you asked any given person about Greek and Roman mythology, they would know of at least one story from that era. The beings in their myths and beliefs have been the inspiration for

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    The Alchemist as a Monomyth

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    readers by their usage of archetypal patterns. One of those patterns is known as the hero's journey, which Joseph Campbell gave an understandable idea of in his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. According to his book, while comparing world's mythology, he found that no matter how far cultures are from each other, they will still have the same structure of hero's journey in their legends (Voytilla vii). Furthermore, Campbell explained such patterns by using Carl Jung's theory of the collective

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    The Modern Heroine: I Am Malala

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    Joseph Campbell describes the hero’s journey as a quest where the “hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man” (Campbell 7). The heroine’s quest, according to Valerie Estelle Frankel includes “battling through pain and intolerance, through the thorns of adversity, through death and beyond

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    The hero's journey is the typical path the hero in a mythological adventure follows and is typically characterized by certain key stages. In the Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf, the hero's journey can be characterized through a valiant warrior as he quells evil and protects his people but the hero's journey does not necessarily require itself to be seen through the eyes of a inherently righteous man. A few hundred years later writers still made great use of the hero's journey in their writing but from

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    The Odyssey as a Hero Journey

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    "All of us have similar experiences. We share in the life journey of growth, development, and transformation. We live the same stories…the trappings might be different, the twists and turns that create suspense might be different from culture to culture, the particular characters may take different forms, but underneath it all, it's the same story, drawn from the same experiences"(Linda Seger, Creating Myth, 1). All people face trials and tribulations throughout their life. Thus, what

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    Religion, Creation Stories, and Creation Myths One of the fundamental questions that religions seek to answer is that of origin. How was man put on earth? Why and from what was he created? Who created him? What does his creation imply about the status of human beings? Some or all of these questions are answered by a religion’s creation stories. Every religion’s creation myths attempt to give solutions to problems present to that religious society. Because of this, each religion may have one

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    There is much debate over the historical accuracy of the Hebrew Bible and The Epic of Gilgamesh. Some claim that to understand a work of literature requires extensive knowledge of the background of this work. The contrary position is that a work of literature can be interpreted solely on it’s content. The meaning of the term classical literature is that it can be applied during any period of time, it is eternal. Yet the conditions surrounding the author might still be of interest to the reader,

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    Christopher Reeve 's once said that a hero is an individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. This quote speaks to me because it illustrates that anyone can achieve greatness and their own personal bliss when they are able to search within themselves and keep going, especially when desperation creeps in making us doubt ourselves thus tempting us into giving into our fears and quitting. I am learning that failing because of fear is the greatest tragedy

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    Just like every story a hero 's story has three basic sections the beginning, the middle, and the end but unlike other stories a hero 's tale has a set of acts which conain their own set of steps, if you may, that exist within theses sections that are crucial to not only the stories developement the hero 's as well. In the beginning you have act 1 "The Departure." this step, which contains the first five steps in the Hero 's journey, shows the Hero 's growth leading up to the strt of his journey

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