The hero’s journey is a common theme in many mythological novels that convey the adventures the protagonist experiences as they resolve their conflicts in an attempt to become their own savior. As the novels go about the hero’s decisive crisis and victories, the protagonist is often subjected to develop as he grows mentally from learning from his problems. In the novel, Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya, the story of Antonio exhibits how coming of age can be difficult. As Antonio grows older, he learns that there are many obstacles he must surpass, and to aid him with these challenges is his mentor, the curandera, as she brings about the mythical aspects.
From Greek mythology to 21st century TV shows, the idea of what a hero is has changed. The antagonist was always patronized for his wrong doings and mishaps, the protagonist was always favored and rooted for during his journey, and the audience was always eager to find out what was going to happen next. The “hero’s journey” was consistently the traditional, saccharine, orthodox concept of the good guy embarking on a new adventure, with an objective that s/he must reach, while overcoming obstacles in order to transform her/him. Surprisingly, that all changed when we began to empathize with the bad guy during his journey. Those bad guys are not only in TV shows but also are in reality represented as celebrities.
The section begins with Cassie pointing a gun at Evan. After the attack on them during their journey to get back Cassie’s brother, Sammy, from Camp Haven, Cassie starts to realize that Evan singlehandedly killed all of the fighters with one shot. With previous clues given in the previous section and what she is experiencing now, she confirms her suspicion that Evan is indeed her silencer shooter. With this, the hostility begins and Evan starts to explain that he is an Other, but he was one of the few who advocated for a non-takeover of Earth. He relates the plans of the Others to Cassie, and explains the 5th wave to her.
Joseph Campbell’s, The Hero’s Journey, appears in the foundation of modern hero tales, such as drama, storytelling, myth, and religious rituals. The first step in The Hero’s Journey is the Departure phase, it’s where the hero has an unusual birth or early childhood and is forced to leave their everyday life to face the challenges that await them. Next, is the initiation phase, it’s where the real challenges and trials occur. The hero has a mentor or guide who gives them a special weapon or advice so that when the hero faces the darkest part, the temptation to give up or quit, they will transform and achieve their goal. Lastly, the return phase is when the hero returns home and is able to recognize the experiences the hero had in the other world.
Would the statement, all heroes and heroines are originated from the same basis be true? Most likely, ones favorite hero novel would follow the hero’s journey which is the cycle of the hero’s adventure involving different archetypes. A hero novel does not necessarily have to involve supernatural powers and the hero does not necessarily have to save the world; a hero can go through the hero’s journey to save one person or to reveal a hidden truth. If a story follows the hero’s journey, it includes the three categories of the archetypes—character, place, event. Midwinterblood written by Marcus Sedgwick is one example of a novel that fits into the hero’s journey archetype.
The biographical novel Winterdance, written by Gary Paulsen, composed in 1994, is based on the author’s experiences in both training for and running in the Iditarod dog sled race, held in Alaska, in obscure and extreme conditions where your eyeballs could potentially freeze. An important setting in the novel is the Iditarod dog sled race as throughout the novel, it helps me understand a key character - Gary Paulsen, since he explores the idea of how experiences can change your understanding on life and the significance of loyalty Gary Paulsen beautifully illustrates the extraordinary setting of the Iditarod dog sled in the novel; Winterdance, to portray and help us understand the key character - him - and his abstraction, perspectives, observations
"God gave up on the Earth long ago," the priest proclaimed to Betzabeth as they sat next to each other in a pew. News reports had confirmed the reptilian invaders had landed that frigid Christmas morning with the intent to stay; they no longer wanted to negotiate, instead they declared war. Although the swelling had gone down and her vision was no longer blurry, the excruciating pain she felt in her ribs was a reminder of the fisticuffs from earlier. Escaping her apartment building had been an agonizing, bloody and chaotic journey.
Understanding Death The concept of the Hero’s Journey is about telling a story. The Hero’s Journey was created by Joseph Campbell who was an anthropologist who studied myths and stories around the world. It is a cycle where a person goes from a state of certainty to a state of uncertainty. There is a twelve-step process where a person goes from an ordinary world into a state of confusion.
What is a hero? What must one do to qualify for the honor of having such a title? A man named Joseph Campbell wrote a book called The Hero with a Thousand Faces, with the idea that there is a road on which most heroes in most stories travel on their way to becoming a hero. This is called The Hero’s Journey. From leaving the comfort of The Shire to helping defeat a dragon and returning home with the treasure Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is one of these heroes.
He takes a risk that could either pay off mightily or possibly send him to his death. The Man is lead to a yukon territory that is extremely cold. He is isolated from all people and only has a dog making the journey with him. It is clear that the temperature becomes the man's enemy, “Fifty degrees below zero meant 80 degrees of frost. Such facts told him that it was cold and uncomfortable, and that was all.
The short story of a man wandering across the Yukon Territory in midwinter creates a multitude of feelings in the reader. However, no feeling is stronger than the suspense about the survival of the main character. The man sets out alone to cross the Yukon Territory alone, despite warnings about the dangers of doing so. These dangers as told to us through through the eyes of a narrator develop the anticipation that keeps the story entertaining. Jack London’s effective use of basic literary techniques such as narration and conflict in the short story “To Build a Fire” is successful in keeping the reader involved throughout the story.
The autobiographical novel Winterdance, written by Gary Paulsen, is based on the author’s experiences in both training for and running in the Iditarod dog sled race. Held in Alaska, the race conditions are so extreme it is cold enough for your eyeballs to potentially freeze. An important setting in the novel is the Iditarod dog sled race as throughout the novel, it helps me understand a key character - Gary Paulsen. He allows me to explore the idea of how experiences can change your understanding on life and the significance of loyalty. Gary Paulsen beautifully illustrates the extraordinary setting of the Iditarod dog sled in the novel; Winterdance, to portray and help us understand his experiences.
The author continuously repeats how cold the temperature is, painting a picture of a kind of loneliness and cruel (surrounding conditions). He also relates the man 's state of being along the mood of the story. "He was not much given to thinking. " He had only mind to reaching his goal and not much thought about the temperature. "
“The absence of sun from the sky, the tremendous cold, and the strangeness and weirdness of it all”- The Yukon is the perfect setting for this story. It is one of the few wild places left; reminding us of how small and inconsequential we truly are. A place that reminds us that you do not get a second chance and one misstep can mean your life. That you must be quick and alert, not only in the things of life but also the significances of them. In the best of times the Yukon is unforgiving, it is cruelest in winter.