There are HOW MANY Obstacles on the Hero’s Journey?! Nothing is ever easy for the hero! On the monomythical Hero’s Journey, the main character must endure a “Trail of Trials.” There are an average of 15 obstacles in the middle of the first books of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight.

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This is the best version of Hero's Journey I found - as it has so much more detail in it - for better use of photos

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Joseph Campbell describes the journey hero's take in stories, but I believe that we all can learn something from these stages. I hold this belief because we all should be the hero in our own lives ...

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LOVE!!! For the Heroes: A Pep Talk From Kid President "You have everything you need right now to change the world."

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George Lucas based Star Wars on Joseph Campbell's comparative work on the parallels among the heroes/mystics/teachers/founders of the major world religions and world mythologies. This is a diagram of those parallels as presented in his book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces." A more readable version can be found in Christopher Vogler's "The Writer's Journey" -- a text for screenwriters.

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The Hero’s Journey Fafa explains Joseph Campbell’s famous theory.

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Battleship! Just when you thought it was safe.... Take advantage of the popular movie out in DVD and get your students to practice using coordinates just as the heros must in the movie. A whole new approach for the kids to use -instead of calling out B2 or D5, they need to use longitude and latitude.

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