'The Hero's Journey/Monomyth'

Just a little mindmap to revise from. I didn't include the identifying qualties//whatever to each of the seven character types because I'm lazy and think it'll be useful to try and know them off by heart.

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  • Created by: Kelly
  • Created on: 19-09-14 11:41
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  • The Hero's Journey
    • Also known as 'Monomyth'
      • Vladimir Propp - a soviet folklorist and scholar
        • Analysed the basic components of fairy tales to identify their simplest narrative
          • Joseph Campbell developed a more streamlined version
            • Known as ....
            • "All great stories include the same characters'"
              • Hero
              • Herlad
              • Mentor
              • Threshold Guardians
              • Trickster
              • Shape=shifter
              • Shadow
    • Part of Narrative Theory
      • Keep in mind 'The Three Act Structure'
    • Known as ....
    • Each character has a role to play
      • E.g. The Mentor - A (usually) wise presence that guides the hero and gives them advice
        • Can you think of an example of a 'Mentor'? Think about the characters in different medias. . ..
          • Movies?
          • Books?
          • Video games?
          • An example is Gandalf from LOTR
      • 'Shape shifter' - A character who changes their role in the story
        • A bad guy to a good guy. Vice versa
          • Can you think of any examples?
            • Captain Jack Sparrow is an example of this time of character!


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