Achilles Epic Hero Journey

Achilles Epic Hero Journey

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  • Ordinary world
  • You will become immortal in every place but your heel.
  • call to adventure
  • where is Achilles? I need his help in battle.
  • You will live short and gloriously or long and distinguished.
  • I refuse to fight any longer because of Agamemnon.
  • refusing the call
  • Achilles is the son of the nymph Thetis and King of the Myrmidons Peleus. Thetis wants Achilles to be immortal, so she dips him in the River of Styx by his heel. This makes everything but Achilles's heel immortal.
  • I have conquered 12 cities by sea and 11 by land with my fleet of 50 ships and army of Myrmidons.
  • Odysseus comes searching for Achilles to join him in the Trojan War. An oracle said that Achilles would either have a short yet glorious life or a long and distinguished one.
  • I will conquer Troy and kill you Hector!
  • Test/Enemy
  • Achilles refuses to continue fighting in the war after he has an argument with Agamemnon.
  • I have defeated Hector and conquered Troy!
  • Reward
  • He then conquers twelve cities by sea and eleven by land with a large fleet of ships and army.
  • crossing the threshold
  • Then he fights and slays the Trojan hero Hector and conquers Troy.
  • His reward is that he becomes a Greek hero and a great warrior. He dies because of an arrow heel, which is his only weak point. He dies a glorious hero for his people.
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