Hercules Have you ever thought to yourself, what makes a hero a real hero? Hercules is a Disney movie about a hero, who has to go through a self-discovering journey to reunite with his family. Hercules goes through all the phases of a hero’s journey. The first phase of a hero’s journey is the departure phase. In the hero’s journey, as outlined by Joseph Campbell, a hero will question the world he or she lives in because he or she is different.
Many know about the idea of the "monomyth," or the hero's journey as an outline for many of our modern books, movies, t.v. series, etc. Joseph Campbell's definition for the hero's journey is, "the quintessential (or best example) of an archetypal myth." The Disney film Hercules is one of the best examples of Joseph Campbell's monomyth.
Wanna learn how this special boy became a big hero? Keep reading to find out what happens! The movie Hercules, is about a boy named Hercules who is very strong, but he feels like he doesn’t belong. Hercules finds out that he is not normal. Hercules is the son of Zeus. Hercules goes to him to find out how to become a hero, and Zeus sends him on his way to become a hero, but Hercules will have some trouble on the way with his trainer Phil and a girl that Hercules meets. Hercules then defeats his final tasks and saves the girl that makes him a real God. Hercules will go through 3 phases in his hero's journey. The departure, Initiation, and return phase.
The Hero’s Journey couldn’t be fulfilled without helpers and mentors to our protagonist. Santiago never could've found his treasure without the king, Edmond wouldn’t had even dreamed of making it out of prison without the support of Abbe, and Odysseus wouldn’t have been able to make it home without Athena. Most journeys have more than one helper. They can come at different times and have smaller or bigger parts. Each hero need something different from their mentor, and their mentors shape them into the hero we know today.
Every type of person struggles with a thing we call, identity. Personal identity come from multiple factors from our race to our own personal beliefs. Some people say we have the choice to choose our own identity, but is that always true? No, in fact other people can affect how we look and essentially identity our self’s. In the article called.
Everyone says to always be yourself. But almost everyone has changed their character at some point. They try to be someone else. But why? People strive to find their true self, and ironically, that usually involves changing their identity.
Hercules slays the Hydra to the delight of a cheering crowd. The beast has been pummeled to death by a landslide. This seen is familiar to many animated movie fans, but it is not true to the source material. The original myth has been altered to fit a western audience. Despite our western world being heavily influenced by the Greek and Roman society, we have changed the myths of their would to fit the morals of monogamy, heroism, and good vs evil.
Hercules: Disney’s Westernization of Culture A young woman, beautiful and perhaps perfect in appearance, finds herself in a troubling situation. During her stroll through the forest, she was captured by a centaur. This centaur Nessus, keeps a strong grasp on the woman. A traveling hero encounters the struggle, defeating the beast.
People always suggest others to be themselves. To not care about what others have to say about you. People try to ignore society 's opinion about them, not realizing the importance it plays in identity. For a person to feel identified, they must have similarities or differences, and some type of involvement. Identity involves a combination of how you see yourself and how others see you.
People are not just given the name "hero"; that name is earned by doing something heroic in life. An example of an epic hero is Hercules. Hercules was once an immortal god. He was the last son of Zeus and became mortal. Hercules was known as the strongest mortal and is even stronger than some gods. Disregarding his strength, Hercules is not very smart and lacks wisdom, but he will help out a friend at any time. Hercules is an epic hero because of his strength, bravery, and his selflessness.
Hercules and Theseus, two great heroes from mythology, seem to be similar in many ways. Both extremely brave and noble; with a love of danger and adventure mixed with compassion, creates the perfect heroes. Their stories intertwine with one another’s when Hercules has to save Theseus from the chair of forgetfulness in Hades. Theseus saved Hercules when he was distraught with intent to kill himself. In a similar way, they both stood by their friends no matter the cost.
Being Yourself Identity is something unique that everybody has, and it is what makes us be what we are. We are part of a crowded society yet, we are all different. Every person has different personality, characteristics and behave differently. It depends on how we show ourselves in this society as Nancy Mairs and David Sedaris did.