The Heros Journey To The Hero's Journey

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The tales of heroes has been told countless of times ever since the beginning of storytelling. films, books, etc. Over time, people began noticing patterns and themes in these stories of heroism. Heroes, like Luke Skywalker, Superman, and Goku, apparently all shared something similar. One of the most notable theories came from Joseph Campbell 's Monomyth, The Adventure of the Hero or The Hero’s Journey, in the late 1940s. His theory suggests that each hero shares the same story: they overcome many challenges and go on their journey that would eventually lead to their reward. Amongst these challenges, there are villains, who are important to any hero’s journey. Just like the hero, the villains have their own journey, but it is not highly talked about. There is not an official theory for the villain, but others have said that the Villain 's Journey is actually quite alike to the Hero’s. Typically, the Hero’s Journey can be broken down into 12 main stages. The Villain 's Journey follows similar stages, but with some minor changes. Both journeys are broken down in a set of stages that the hero, or villain in this case, must reach to overcome and succeed. Becoming a hero or a villain is like picking between two paths on the road. Based on the influences around a character, they will choose one or the other to follow. Often times, the boundary between a hero and a villain can be a bit distorted. For example, Jason Todd from Batman was once one of the main hero protagonists,
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