The Hero With A Thousand Faces Monomyth Analysis

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A never ending story. A story full of twist and turns. A story that is in all other stories. This of course describes the monomyth. In “The Hero with a thousand Faces” Joseph Campbell describes to us how each story derives from one central story, the monomyth. In the “Hero with a Thousand Faces” Campbell describes the stages that make up the monomyth. Each stage is essential in creating a successful story about a hero. In total a hero, or heroine, must go through 17-stages. Someway or another the hero does go through all the stages to complete the journey. The 17-stages are deprecated into three sections. The three sections are separation or departure, initiation, and return. During separation or departure the hero is separated from the normal…show more content…
Another characteristic of magical realism is the character's reaction to the magical occurrences, they often treat it without any concern as if it is a normal everyday occurrence. Throughout the novel Alba goes through the phases of the hero’s journey.The House of the Spirits is among the pieces of literature where the hero's journey is contorted. While Isabel Allende presents the monomyth in an unorthodox manner, The Wasteland really illustrates the monomyth in a unusual way.The wasteland is divided into five parts.The first part, The Burial of the dead, talks about how spring is the month that brings death.Unfulfilled desires are also brought up.The second part, A Game of Chess, here Philomel is brought up.Philomela is raped by king tereus. Part three,The Fire Sermon, deals with the issue of not having any magic left in the world.Here the prophet Tiresias who was turned into a woman.The poem just keeps getting more and more depressing.Part four finally leads to a turn of a events.Phlebas a sailor decays at the bottom of the ocean. Death by water is significant because usually in water you find whirlpools, or portals to another
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