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Ad Astra and the Flawed Hero

In a post for Asia One, James Mottram gives insight into the creation of James Grays’ newest film, Ad Astra, and how Gray drew from Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces. He wanted his...

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Entering the Cave of the Unknown

Author, Leia Marie Faith, of the Pueblo Chieftain, writes on stepping out of comfort zones and stepping into the cave of the unknown — a journey taking us within to seek the hidden treasures...

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AQUAMAN’s Hero’s Journey

Revenge of the Fans covered the building hype around the AQUAMAN film and the weight that director James Wan placed on the protagonist having his own Hero’s Journey. DC Entertainment has been making headway...

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Inner Work of Warless Warriors

Author Meaghan Mobbs of “Psychology Today”, writes on the topic of American soldiers’ desire for a “baptism by fire.” She points out, “Those who join hoping for ‘baptism by fire’ but who never experience...

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Eminem Through The Hero’s Journey

Paul Taylor writes a series of articles for the website LemonWire, analyzing the life of rapper Eminem, also known as Marshall Mathers, through the lens of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. According to these articles, Eminem’s...

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Heroes Make Mistakes Too

Brandon Davis writes for the website Comic Book about the Marvel superhero Thor and his flawed journey. This article (which contains spoilers on the movie Avengers: Infinity War), explains how the God of Thunder...

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A Hero’s Journey Through Depression

Leah Schnelbach writes for the website Tor about the heroic journey in Ursula Le Guin’s book, The Farthest Shore. According to Schnelbach, Le Guin’s book talks about depression in a true and reassuring way, engaging the...