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.
The qualities that make an epic hero are strength, courage a strong mentality, and the aspiration to achieve heroic acts. Many heroes are considered role models as they make brave decisions attempting to do something extraordinary. Heroes often fight against the causes of evil as they try to make the environment a better place. Hercules (son of Zeus) is one of the many known Gods to Greek mythology. He is supernatural and immortal. The hero has extraordinary strength, being the strongest man on earth he is sometimes he is unaware of the power he posses, Hercules is invulnerable. Although worshiped as a God, he was properly a hero.
Mythology is the collection of myths that denotes commonly cultural and religious beliefs of ancient human beings. The elements of it were usually the involvement of god, goddess and heroes. In addition, it was based on a man’s desire, beliefs and ideas. It also told the natural occurrence and its main purpose was to teach people moral lessons. One of the example of Greek mythology is the divine hero of ancient Greece his name was Heracles, but people knew him as Hercules. In this analysis my main focus would be: why Hercules was famous in Greek Myth? , how did he impact the world and its society? and what lessons can be learnt from him?
An epic hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to endure overwhelming obstacles. In Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, three heros named Perseus, Theseus, and Hercules exhibit different traits that affect their journey in a positive or negative way. Perseus receives supernatural help, Theseus displays incredible strength, and Hercules has a fatal flaw that will end tragically, these qualities are what classify each as an epic hero.
They also needs to find out who can be trusted and who can not. They may earn allies and meet enemies who will, each in their own way, help prepare them for the greater problems yet to come. Tests: Hercules has a multitude of trials he experiences. Hercules when he first starts training is clumsy and awkward. It takes time and a lot of effort to finally graduate up to “hero status”.
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.
The Greek gods are very impressive and powerful, but are not regarded as heroes. Heroes are those who despite flaws and challenges, attempt to mend theirs and other’s mistakes at great personal expense because they feel that these mistakes are immoral. Hercules, despite killing his family through mad rage sent by Hera, redeems himself through his ability to feel guilt and do something about it. To purify his actions he would even commit suicide. But it is also through the love of his people and immense selflessness that he is made the greatest Greek hero.
When creating a story, many great minds will use a pattern to enthrall readers and shape them into a hero. Established by Joseph Campbell, The Hero 's Journey is the iconic template many utilize to plan their imaginative tale. The Hero’s Journey is the cycle in which the protagonist ventures into an unknown world where he or she will go through a series of adventures and learn moral lessons. Heroes in ancient myths such as Homer 's epic poem, The Odyssey follows this formula since the protagonist, Odysseus, faces hardships throughout different regions that ultimately change his once arrogant character. Throughout Homer 's monomyth, Odysseus undergoes challenges that teach him the importance of humility.
The hero’s journey describes the pattern of a story that is seen in myths, drama, fantasy and others. It includes specific archetypes that create that pattern . Without the majority of these archetypes, the story could not be defined as thus. Star Wars: A New Hope is a classic example of the hero’s journey.
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.
The hero’s journey is a very key and notable process in movies. A good example of the process executed well is in the movie Finding Nemo. The hero’s journey has many parts, but 3 parts are really shown and executed well in the movie. These three parts in the movie that are well executed and can show the hero’s journey. The three parts are the refusal to call, tests, allies, and enemies, and the road back(flight)Through the journey of Finding Nemo Marlin goes from an overprotective father to bonding with is son.
Mythology is a collection of myths and stories belonging to a particular belief system or cultural tradition. Even though there are a variety of different myths taught around the world, Greek mythologies are more famously known for their fruitful stories and complex relationships. Greek mythologies mostly concern their gods and heroes such as; Hercules, Achilles, Theseus, and Perseus. Of the many Greek heroes, Jason is the most heroic due to the fact that although he is abandoned at a very young age, he is still able to survive, also he proves to Hera the goddess who hated heroes that he is worthy to be favoured by her, and he completes the impossible quest of the Golden Fleece. Jason is born in a very superior family, having a father who is the lawful king of Iolcus.
Do you know what the Hero’s Journey is? The Hero’s Journey Archetype is a pattern found in stories that shows what a hero does. It was found by Joseph Campbell. It appears in Greek myths from a long time ago to the movie Finding Nemo 2003, and to the book The Hunger Games by Collins. The Hero’s Journey appears in many stories and has three stages with several steps.
A hero is a person who accomplishes achievements and has great courage. That person goes through a lot of stages to become a great hero. It has mainly three stages called the separation, the initiation and lastly the return, but in each stage it has more steps. I see it as if the hero is walking up some stairs to become a hero. Not only heroes have to complete these steps also great leaders do.