Lars Boeck

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There are HOW MANY Obstacles on the Hero’s Journey?!   Nothing is ever easy for the hero! On the monomythical Hero’s Journey, the main character must endure a “Trail of Trials.” There are an average of 15 obstacles in the middle of the first books of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight.

There are HOW MANY Obstacles on the Hero’s Journey? Nothing is ever easy for the hero! On the monomythical Hero’s Journey, the main character must endure a “Trail of Trials.” There are an average of 15 obstacles in the middle of the first books of Harr

In the study of comparative mythology, a common pattern of storytelling has emerged known as the hero’s journey.   Joseph’s Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces most famously documents this “monomyth” structure.  The “mono” of course refers to “one,” meaning a single plot structure underlying a thousand stories.  Harry Potter's journey is from the Dursley's, to Hogwarts and back. Katniss Everdeen goes from District 12 to the Capitol and Back.

In the study of comparative mythology, a common pattern of storytelling has emerged known as the hero’s journey. Joseph’s Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces most famously documents this “monomyth” structure. The “mono” of course refers to “one,”

The Hero’s Journey - Writing

The Hero’s Journey is a pattern discovered within mythological stories by the American Scholar Joseph Campbell. Campbell maintained that all mythological stories (and all good stories) share a.