The Bachelor as Monomyth?
Vulture writer, Olivia Crandall, recently made her case that hit TV show, The Bachelor, closely follows Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. “Simba, Harry Potter, Peter Weber. What do these young pups have in common? No, it’s not battling nefarious scars but rather existing as the “chosen one” in their own hero’s journey. Coined by Joseph Campbell in 1949, the hero’s journey, or monomyth, is a multipart narrative structure in which a character goes on a great adventure, faces conflict, and eventually emerges victorious. So yes, basically every season of The Bachelor is the monomyth,” Crandall says. To read her extensive breakdown of the show through Campbell’s monomyth lens, click here.