The Hero's Journey Research Paper

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Folklore is a collection of stories passed down from generation to generation that include Legends, Myths, and Fairy Tales. Legends are usually based on some sort of historical fact, embellished retellings, real people, real places and real events. Myths are based on religion, supernatural beings and natural phenomenon. There is no way to verify claims made within it. Fairy Tales include fantastic elements, magic and imaginary creatures. Scandinavian folklore is the folklore of Norway Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, and Faroe Islands. Mythology is the most highly concentrated in scandinavian folklore because of Norse mythology. They collected customs and beliefs that were not sanctioned by the church and other traditional materials. Values of importance are shown…show more content…
The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of narrative identified by the American scholar Joseph Campbell that appears in drama, storytelling, myth, religious ritual, and psychological development. The journey is significant because it describes the typical adventure of the archetype known as The Hero, the person who goes out and achieves great deeds on behalf of the group, tribe, or civilization. The archetypal hero’s journey fit into folklore because it appears in drama, storytelling, myth, religious ritual, and psychological development. The call to adventure - The Kraken comes up from underneath, so the hero must face the beginnings of change. Refusal of the call - The hero feels the fear of the unknown and tries to turn away from the Kraken. Alternately, another character may express the uncertainty and danger ahead. The Kraken is the villain in the story. It is the wrongdoer that only comes to destroy. Even the hero is afraid of the Kraken. The journey helps the reader understand that when the Kraken comes there is nothing that can be done. The hero can come to attempt to save but may

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