Hero's Journey

Joseph Campbell

Understanding Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey seen in "Out of the Dust"

THE MODEL OF JOSEPH CAMPBELL'S HERO'S JOURNEY = CHARACTER IDENTITY CHANGE

By following a character through the Hero's Journey readers can see the changing identity of the character as they grow into their new challenges.

The Big Ideas of the Hero's Journey

Journey = Learning and Change = Bring Something Back = New Identity

Hero's Journey Step by Step!

1) Hero starts in an uncomfortable situation

2) A Call to Adventure

3) Refusal/denial of the call to adventure (truth about their past, receiving a special item)

4) Meeting the Mentor

5) Crossing the first Threshold

6) Test Allies and Enemies (Meeting the Queen, Goddess, and Prophets)

7) Approach and Preparation

8) The Ordeal (The Reward)

9) Road Back (Resurrection, magic, Golden Fleece)

Example Stories of the Hero's Journey you might know

Connection to "Out of the Dust"

Billie Joe begins her journey in the book "Out of the Dust." It will be your job to find the steps she is going through as you read through the story.