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Needless to say, it is a concept with which any student enrolled in screenwriting school would be intimately familiar.
This pattern focuses on a single protagonist following a distinct arc, with many of the same beats on that arc. Figures that follow this epic journey include Moses, Jesus Christ and the Buddha. Here, then, are just five famous examples of the omnipresent monomyth: In this case, cubicle drone Thomas Anderson follows the white rabbit and ends up discovering the Matrix and the Real World.
He gains amazing powers and saves both worlds as Neo. A crucial component of the monomyth is supernatural aid in the form of a mentor or guide. Edwards does this when his identity and even his fingerprints are erased, permanently becoming Agent J. The Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen is a recent example of the monomyth, a normal girl from humble roots who enters the strange world of the Capital and the Arena and uses her superior skills at archery, hunting, and problem solving to take down tough competition and an entire evil empire.
While doing so, she must follow the Road of Trials, the first step of the monomythic second major arc, Initiation. This includes winning over sponsors and allies while impressing the Gamemakers during training, and then competing in the Hunger Games itself.
After Simba is cast out into the strange jungle world outside of his pride, he makes peace with his new life and surroundings, enjoying the good life with his two mentors, Timon and Pumbaa. This step follows Atonement with the Father, which Simba does much more literally while speaking with the ghost of his dad, Mustafa.
Star Wars Not necessarily the entire trilogy or hexalogy, or soon-to-be ennealogy but specifically episode IV, A New Hope, is a classic example of the monomyth.
In the span of the first film, Luke Skywalker goes from an innocent farmer on a backwater planet to a wielder of the Force and the hero of the empire. He becomes the Master of Two Worlds, the penultimate step of the monomyth, when he joins his material piloting skills with his spiritual Jedi abilities to make a one-in-a-million shot to destroy the Death Star and save the day.Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere, it is all around us, even now in this very room.
You can see it when you look out your window, or you turn on your television.
You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. Support your Gnostic Society and Ecclesia: Click and add this benjaminpohle.com Bookmark to your favorites (Internet Explorer and Firefox).
Use our link when you go to benjaminpohle.com You get the same low Amazon prices, and we receive a small commission that supports our non-profit efforts. This spawned the Hero’s Journey, also known as the Monomyth, archetype.
The most basic version has 12 steps, while more detailed versions can have up to 17 Hero's Journey steps. Structure of the Monomyth Part One - Call to Adventure.
The Hero's Journey / Monomyth (examples from The Matrix, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings) The Hero's Journey / Monomyth (examples from The Matrix, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings) Map of Odysseus' travels: excellent resource for teaching The Odyssey - interactive map!
Think of it as your personalized map for embracing your adventure. Learn more about The Ultimate Self-Coaching Course here to embark on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, higher achievement, The Monomyth of the Matrix.
How to Expand Your Consciousness Using Archetypes. Searching For The Hero Jung and Campbell aren't the only people who have attempted to map the Hero's Journey! There have been dozens of less celebrated forays into this area, and just about everyone comes to slightly different conclusions.