The Hero's Journey - 10 Stages
Terms in this set (11)
1. Ordinary World
This step refers to the hero's normal life at the start of the story before the adventure begins. It's the hero's home, the safe haven.
2. Call to Adventure
This sets the story rolling, The hero is faced with something that makes him begin his adventure. This might be a problem or a challenge he needs to overcome.
3. Entering the Unknown
The hero's enter a world they have never experienced with supernatural creatures, breathtaking sights and the constant threat of danger.
4. Meeting with the Supernatural Aide/Mentor
The hero encounters someone who can give him advice and ready him for the journey ahead. This allows the hero to gain confidence.
The Road of Trials
a series of tests, tasks, or ordeals that the person must undergo to begin the transformation
6. Tests, Allies, and Enemies
This is where a sidekick frequently shows up. The hero learns the rules of his new world. During this time, he endures tests of strength of will, meets friends, and comes face to face with foes.
The Supreme Ordeal
the obstacle they have journeyed so far to overcome, the bid showdown.
The hero experiences a major hurdle or obstacle, the central life or death crisis.
The magic flight
The hero, having survived death, slays the dragon and achieves the goal.
10. The Road Back
The hero must commit to returning home and completing the journey. The hero begins his journey back to ordinary life.