07 November 2009

Article: "The Hero's Journey" by Deb Peterson

Knowledge of this literary framework made many ideas in and out of reading much more satisfying. (E.g. modern rituals, anagnorisis, etc.)



"As non-traditional students, or students of any kind really, we can use their remarkable theories to understand..."

"It's important to remember that the hero's journey is a guideline only. Like grammar, once you know and understand the rules, you can break them."

"It's important to realize that "the journey" can be outward to an actual place (think Indiana Jones), or inward to the mind, the heart, the spirit."

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