Myth and the Hero’s Journey
Lecture no. 7 from the course: The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals
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.