Puppets Explain The Hero`s Journey

Submitted by: groverfan 3 years ago Entertainment

The Hero"s Journey as Portrayed by a Brooklyn Toad
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Male 36,512
@FoolsPrussia: *nod nod*
I read some of his books during university. He`s a good writer, and seems to honestly believe what he`s writing about (Unlike Strieber, for one of many examples...).

I found it a little "fluffy" after coming from 2 years at a fundamentalist school, but I`ve read a lot of others on similar topics (back then) and they`re good too! Just less widely known.

Like: Robert Anton Wilson
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Male 3,445
"Mr. Campbell didn`t invent it nor was he the first to theorize it... "

What Campbell did was synthesize the stories, describe the framework, and popularize the concept. Jung did a lot to help him with the archetypes.

I really think there are a lot of people who would benefit from a class in basic monomyth theory, particularly religious fundamentalists. If they were to understand both the commonality of religious figures throughout history and the principle that a religious teachings are meant to speak to the psyche shared by all people, rather than literal stories, we`d have a more harmonious world.
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Male 36,512
This is largely "Ancient Greek Story Rules" applied to characters within the story as opposed to the story itself...

Mr. Campbell didn`t invent it nor was he the first to theorize it...

It`s still quite accurate though! And applies well to both good stories (which include the rules) and bad stories (ignores the rules).
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Male 3,445
First time I`ve ever seen anyone try to apply the Hero`s Journey to Happy Gilmore, but I appreciate any attempt to explain Joseph Campbell to the laymen. This would be a better world if more people understood the role of the monomyth.
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Male 1,216
Interesting thing.
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Male 18
Link: Puppets Explain The Hero`s Journey [Rate Link] - The Hero`s Journey as Portrayed by a Brooklyn Toad
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