Monomyth - Part Four - Road Back or Hero's Return

Updated: 5/14/2018
Monomyth - Part Four - Road Back or Hero's Return
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Heros Journey Lesson Plans

The Hero’s Journey

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

Related to both plot diagram and types of literary conflict, the ”Hero’s Journey” is a recurring pattern of stages many heroes undergo over the course of their stories. Joseph Campbell, an American mythologist, writer, and lecturer, articulated this cycle after researching and reviewing numerous myths and stories from a variety of time periods and regions of the world. He found that they all share fundamental principles. This spawned the Hero’s Journey, also known as the Monomyth. The most basic version has 12 steps, while more detailed versions can have up to 17 Hero's Journey steps.

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Monomyth - Part Four - Road Back or Hero's Return Joseph Campbell

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  • On the road back they come across one more obstacle: the cat sees a mouse and the hero fears loosing him again.
  • The hero and his cat reach the threshold of their home, and realize how much they need and love each other.
  • Things are restored to normal.