The Hero's Journey - 10 Stages
Terms in this set (20)
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/her begin the 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. Allies and Helpers
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 big showdown.
The hero experiences a major hurdle or obstacle, the central life or death crisis.
The magic flight
The hero, having survived death, 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.
Skirball in Watts
Our REAL Ordinary World
Graduating 5th grade, joining a team, coming to a new state or country
The Call to Adventure for Skirball Students
Discovery our world is in danger due to climate change
The Call to Adventure---the threat of death on Earth
Starting middle school
Entering the Unknown in Watts
Teachers and coaches
a brain, a computer, and a pencil
a student's secret weapons
The Watts Towers
a breathtaking sight
gangs, violence, police brutality, stray dogs,
constant threat of danger
friends at school
sidekick or helper
A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in literature and myths
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