Universal Elements In Hero's Journey

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Although there are many stories out there, most follow basic rules and consist of universal elements. In the case of the Hero's Journey, there are 12 common elements that may be found in a story. The first stage takes place in the Ordinary World. Here, the stage is set. Hero characteristics become evident, and the audience may relate to the hero. Following the Ordinary World is the Call to Adventure. During the Call to Adventure, an abrupt event may call to hero to take further action. Although the hero is challenged, he may always accept it. Fear and insecurities take hold of the hero in the Refusal of the Call stage, and he may not want to face the challenges ahead. In order to prepare, the hero may have a Meeting With the Mentor. During
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