Tagged: The Hero’s Journey

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Star Wars and The Hero With a Thousand Faces

“It’s no secret that Star Wars director George Lucas was profoundly influenced by comparative mythologist and literature professor Joseph Campbell and his seminal work The Hero With A Thousand Faces (1949). In case you don’t know what that book contains,...

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Russian Linesman Musically Explores the Monomyth

Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth has inspired artists in virtually every field in both direct and indirect ways. Electronic music maverick, Russian Linesman recently completed a project that explores the Monomyth in six distinct acts. Each...

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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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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...

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The Journey of the Entrepreneur

Aytekin Tank writes for Tech In Asia about start-ups, and how their stories also follow the Hero’s Journey. Tank evokes Joseph Campbell’s teaching and lays out a condensed version of the Hero’s Journey to explain...

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Luke, a Modern Odysseus

Steve Persall writes for the Center for Story and Symbol about the Star Wars saga and Luke Skywalker, a mythical character that resonates with us all. Not long before the premiere of Star Wars Episode 1: The...