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Myth and the Hero’s Journey

Lecture no. 7 from the course: The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

Myth and the Hero’s Journey

Taught by Professor Hannah B. Harvey | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses

Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are modern examples of a “hero’s journey.” Use ancient myths from East Africa and ancient Sumeria to break down this structure and investigate why the archetypal figures and pattern of separation, initiation, and return found in the hero’s journey resonate so deeply. Pause to consider how you can apply these ideas to craft stories that reach your audience on a meaningful level.

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m********m
July 27, 2017
I find the super negative (even cruel) reviews of this professor quite unfair! She is lively in her expression, has a beautiful voice, and she is beautiful to look at. She makes her points clearly and provides worthy information about the subject matter.

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June 27, 2017

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d********m
February 23, 2017
Not a good story teller. Affected and artificial delivery. I never once suspended my disbelief.

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