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    The Monomyth of Tron

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    path in his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces in which they are the departure, the initiation, and the return. All three of these themes form the Monomyth, which are the steps that heroes potentially take part in ancient texts. However, popular films such as Tron directed by Steven Lisberger also have modern day heroes such as Allan who follow the Monomyth too. Tron is a story about a hacker named Flynn who lost control of his company because of intellectual property theft by Ed Dillinger. Allan and

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    The Alchemist as a Monomyth

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    patterns, images and ideas which all humans inherited in their unconsciousness (Volgar 23). In addition, Campbell described his theory as a reoccurring cycle of pattern consisting of three phases: Departure, Initiation and Return, which he calls The Monomyth (Campbell 28), a deep inner journey of transformation that every hero must go through in order to grow (Voytilla vii). As a result, several applications to Campbell’s theory have been conducted on postmodernism literature in works like Voytilla’s

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    Monomyth, or the hero's journey, is a theory developed by Joseph Campbell. It expresses a common journey that most heroes in most stories across the world endure. The hero's journey is more formally described as, "the cyclical processes of separation/departure, initiation, and return characteristic of development across personal, societal, and spiritual domains" (Robertson and Lawrence 267). The movie Osmosis Jones does not fall short on being an example of the hero's journey. In the movie,

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    Introduction: The Hero’s journey or monomyth is a 12 step cycle that begins and ends in the hero’s ordinary world. The hero goes forward into a world of mystical wonder where they encounter challenges and many small obstacles along the way. The journey ends when the hero returns from their adventure with a strong victory and transformed - nothing is quite the same when you’re a hero. The hero’s journey is predominantly a story of growth and development. This requires the hero to become estranged

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    studies, Campbell identified an archetype that most of the monomyths followed. Subsequent to the discovery, Campbell revealed the pattern in his well-known book, The Hero with A Thousand Faces. Authors and directors, such as Suzanne Collins and Gary Ross with their famous The Hunger Games books and movies, still use this structure to tell the simplest fairy tales or the most sophisticated movie. According to Campbell, a typical monomyth should have 17 stages. Campbell (1949) summarised the plot

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    The Hero’s Journey Or The Monomyth In every culture, there are stories that get past down from generation to generation (Campbell 1). Tales of knights who slay dragons and princesses who kissed frogs are a part of every culture. All over the world, stories share comment characteristic. Joseph Campbell introduces a theory based on this idea called the monomyth, the idea that stories all share the same narrative pattern, in the book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Overall, this theory shows the

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    to be heroes at all. In ways they are similar and in some ways they are different. John Campbell’s Hero’s Journey Monomyth shows the certain stages that a hero would traditionally go through to be qualified as a hero. Elie Wiesel is not a monomyth hero, because he does not follow the correct steps and does not hit enough steps to be considered a monomythic hero. Elie is not a monomyth hero for a few reasons. First of all, there is no goddess in this story. A goddess must be present for the main character’s

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    The Matrix of The Monomyth The amount of hero stories and films created is nearly infinite. A simple meaning of hero provided by Merriam-Webster is “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.” Additionally, a hero is thought to be a relatable, influential, and versatile character as they can be presented in a plethora of ways. The physical attributes, motivation, type of situations faced, and number of heroes in a story may change from one book or movie to another. However

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    The hero’s journey or the monomyth describes that in every hero movie or tale, there is going to be a hero who will go through the similar or the same stages despite of the difference of their adventures. The concept of hero’s journey or the monomyth was first brought by Joseph Campbell in the The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Joseph Campbell came up with 17 stages in the monomyth. Not every single hero movies or tales will fit in all 17 stages, but at least most of the stages will be shown in them

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    Faces,” first published in 1949 by Joseph Campbell points out an apparent monomyth of the hero through superb use of example and literary analysis. In this book Campbell presents three main phases of the archetypal hero; The Departure, The Initiation, and The Return. Within these three main phases there exist numerous sub-phases that describe nearly all aspects of the hero’s journey and its’ impact upon the entire monomyth. I have chosen to analyze the amazing journeys of the heroes Herakles, and

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