This blogger nails the criticism of Campbell's monomyth in writing. The problem is not Campbell, but that his profound exploration of the human experience has been degraded into a "cookbook" for writing fiction. Critics who don't understand this are too lazy or too myopic to understand the monomyth's power and scope. Criticism is easy; true understanding is not.
Glenda Funk's lesson: '"A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich": Imagining and Inventing an "Epic" Hero' Objective: SWBAT use the hero monomyth as inspiration for creating an "epic" hero project. Big Idea: We all have personal heroes and ideas about heroes whether from personal experience or pop culture.