Monomyth = Basic Plot Features

I know most of you have heard about the Monomyth, Joseph Campbell, and the Hero’s Journey . . . many, many times. That’s because the concept has genuine merit.

Here is an excellent short, clear video explanation from Matthew Winkler.

“What Makes a Hero” from Ted-ed

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Today’s Assignment:

1. Watch the video.

2. Complete the worksheet (below) using information from your own work of fiction, a book you have just read, or a movie you have just watched. (You can simply make a circular sketch of the plot steps, if you prefer.)

3. Did the plot include all of the steps?

4. Did the story thrust the protagonist into a different world?

5. Was the protagonist changed at the end of the story?

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Thanks to Michele at coffeecups for the worksheet.