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18th Mar '17 3:06:51 PM WaxingName
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This approach is not without critics, however. Some critics argue that Campbell's theory has become a [[StrictlyFormula formula]] on how to make hit stories and thus discourages originality. Others feel that the pattern is too [[PeopleSitOnChairs vague and general]] to be a notable pattern among both classical and modern stories. Still others feel that the approach focuses far too much on what good stories do when ''how'' they get there and the problems they must solve are more important.
6th Mar '17 7:57:31 AM WaxingName
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* '''Begins in [[{{Muggles}} the ordinary world of the Hero's hometown]]''', often in one of two flavours:

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* '''Begins '''[[EasingIntoTheAdventure Begins]] in [[{{Muggles}} the ordinary world of the Hero's hometown]]''', often in one of two flavours:
25th Oct '16 6:53:21 PM nombretomado
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** [[WellDoneSonGuy Atonement With the Father]]: GeorgeLucas loved this step. [[Theatre/OedipusRex Oedipus]] probably didn't. Variants include a final showdown with an ArchnemesisDad (sometimes still ending in atonement if DeathEqualsRedemption) and CallingTheOldManOut

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** [[WellDoneSonGuy Atonement With the Father]]: GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas loved this step. [[Theatre/OedipusRex Oedipus]] probably didn't. Variants include a final showdown with an ArchnemesisDad (sometimes still ending in atonement if DeathEqualsRedemption) and CallingTheOldManOut
10th Aug '16 1:54:57 PM Scorpion451
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** [[WellDoneSonGuy Atonement With the Father]]: GeorgeLucas loved this step. [[Theatre/OedipusRex Oedipus]] probably didn't.
** A LeaveYourQuestTest, usually after meeting the Goddess or Temptress

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** [[WellDoneSonGuy Atonement With the Father]]: GeorgeLucas loved this step. [[Theatre/OedipusRex Oedipus]] probably didn't.
didn't. Variants include a final showdown with an ArchnemesisDad (sometimes still ending in atonement if DeathEqualsRedemption) and CallingTheOldManOut
** A At least one LeaveYourQuestTest, usually after meeting the Goddess or TemptressTemptress.



** Apotheosis: The Hero comes to view the world in a new and radically different way, either because of a critical breakthrough he's made or some crucial information he's uncovered. If it is something to do with himself then this is a good time for an IAmWho.
** The Hero confronts the BigBad in a typical DavidVersusGoliath fashion: He is usually called upon to sacrifice himself or something/someone important to him. FriendOrIdolDecision is a common scenario. Note that ''asked'' is the key word here--it's usually [[SweetAndSourGrapes enough that the Hero be willing to sacrifice something without actually having to do it]]. Someone else will sacrifice himself in the Hero's stead, or [[TakeAThirdOption the Hero will prove to have outwitted the Big Bad somehow]] (so that the apparent sacrifice isn't really a sacrifice), or it was all a SecretTestOfCharacter, or...
** Ultimate Boon: getting the reward the hero's been chasing all this time, often but not always a MacGuffin.

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** Apotheosis: ''Apotheosis:'' The Hero comes to view the world in a new and radically different way, either because of a critical breakthrough he's made or some crucial information he's uncovered. If it is something to do with himself then this is a good time for an IAmWho.
IAmWho.
** The ''The Hero confronts the BigBad BigBad'': Typically this plays out in a typical DavidVersusGoliath fashion: fashion. He is usually called upon to sacrifice himself or something/someone important to him. FriendOrIdolDecision is a common scenario. Note that ''asked'' is the key word here--it's usually [[SweetAndSourGrapes enough that the Hero be willing to sacrifice something without actually having to do it]]. Someone else will sacrifice himself in the Hero's stead, or [[TakeAThirdOption the Hero will prove to have outwitted the Big Bad somehow]] (so that the apparent sacrifice isn't really a sacrifice), or it was all a SecretTestOfCharacter, or...
** ''The Ultimate Boon: Boon'': getting the reward the hero's been chasing all this time, often but not always a MacGuffin.MacGuffin.
** TheFinalTemptation is often involved in one or more of these three events: A hero [[NotInThisForYourRevolution originally motivated by a self-serving goal]] may receive their Ultimate Boon with the option to take it and run before saving the day. A hero on a [[TheHomewardJourney Homeward Journey]] may find a way home, but [[SendMeBack turn back]] after their Apotheosis makes them realize their work isn't done. Another may be offered the Ultimate Boon or a tempting substitute by the Big Bad...in exchange for stepping aside. Still another may find that the Ultimate Boon is exactly the sacrifice they are required to make to defeat the Big Bad.
11th May '16 8:29:05 PM AtticusOmundson
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-->-- '''[[WebVideo/GloveAndBoots Johnny T]] as [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]]''', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZxs_jGN7Pg The Hero's Journey]]''

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-->-- '''[[WebVideo/GloveAndBoots Johnny T]] as [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]]''', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZxs_jGN7Pg ''[[https://youtu.be/yZxs_jGN7Pg?t=85 The Hero's Journey]]''
17th Jan '16 2:48:26 PM PeachLover94
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** One may meet their [[Main/TrueCompanions Hero Partners]] here and [[Main/SaveThePrincess rescue a]] DamselInDistress.


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** Part of this step involves the Hero [[Main/MentorOccupationalHazard Losing The Guide]].
19th Dec '15 9:02:58 PM AtticusOmundson
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* The Hero may be [[SmallTownBoredom dissatisfied with the ordinary]] and express a desire for adventure. In musicals this can be expressed through an IWantSong.

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* The Hero TheHero may be [[SmallTownBoredom dissatisfied with the ordinary]] and express a desire for adventure. In musicals this can be expressed through an IWantSong.
18th Dec '15 9:01:05 PM nombretomado
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* '''Road of Trials''': the path out of the Belly of the Whale. Usually the meat of the story; ''The Writer's Journey'' calls it ''Tests, Allies, Enemies'', while [[TheSevenBasicPlots Booker]] goes into detail on different types of tests (deadly terrain, monsters, temptations, deadly opposites, and a journey to the underworld). Stops along the way might include:

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* '''Road of Trials''': the path out of the Belly of the Whale. Usually the meat of the story; ''The Writer's Journey'' calls it ''Tests, Allies, Enemies'', while [[TheSevenBasicPlots [[Literature/TheSevenBasicPlots Booker]] goes into detail on different types of tests (deadly terrain, monsters, temptations, deadly opposites, and a journey to the underworld). Stops along the way might include:



Compare Campbell's description of the journey with Booker's ''TheSevenBasicPlots'', especially the plots of ''Overcoming the Monster'', ''The Quest'', and ''Voyage and Return''. Like Campbell, Booker invests a lot of symbolism in the various elements, to the point where messing up the symbolism kills the story for him (for example, he calls ''StarWars'' flawed because they rescued the princess way before they killed the BigBad, when ideally those should happen at the same time, since the death of the Monster ''causes'' the release of the Anima).

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Compare Campbell's description of the journey with Booker's ''TheSevenBasicPlots'', ''Literature/TheSevenBasicPlots'', especially the plots of ''Overcoming the Monster'', ''The Quest'', and ''Voyage and Return''. Like Campbell, Booker invests a lot of symbolism in the various elements, to the point where messing up the symbolism kills the story for him (for example, he calls ''StarWars'' flawed because they rescued the princess way before they killed the BigBad, when ideally those should happen at the same time, since the death of the Monster ''causes'' the release of the Anima).
7th Nov '15 7:14:41 PM AtticusOmundson
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-->-- '''Johnny T as [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]]''', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZxs_jGN7Pg The Hero's Journey]]''

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-->-- '''Johnny T '''[[WebVideo/GloveAndBoots Johnny T]] as [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]]''', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZxs_jGN7Pg The Hero's Journey]]''
7th Nov '15 7:12:52 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"Look at me. Stuck on this crappy planet; Aunt and Uncle got burned up like chicken cutlets. What are ya' gonna do? Me, personally? I'm gonna save the galaxy and make out with my sister."''
-->-- '''Johnny T as [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]]''', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZxs_jGN7Pg The Hero's Journey]]''
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