monomyth

a cyclical journey or quest undertaken by a mythical hero

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  • Monomyth — For other uses, see The Hero s Journey (disambiguation). Joseph Campbell s term monomyth, also referred to as the hero s journey, is a basic pattern that its proponents argue is found in many narratives from around the world. This widely… …   Wikipedia

  • The American Monomyth — is a 1977 book by Robert Jewett and John Shelton Lawrence arguing for the existence and cultural importance of an American Monomyth , a variation on the classical monomyth as proposed by Joseph Campbell.Campbell s monomyth describes a hero s… …   Wikipedia

  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces — Infobox Book name = The Hero with a Thousand Faces image caption = Third Edition, 2008 author = Joseph Campbell country = United States language = English genre = Non Fiction media type = Print (Hardback) publisher = New World Library release… …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Campbell — For other uses, see Joseph Campbell (disambiguation). Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell, circa 1984 Born Joseph John Campbell March 26, 1904(1904 03 26) White Plains, New York, United States …   Wikipedia

  • Christian mythology — is the body of myths associated with Christianity. In the study of mythology, the term myth refers to a traditional story, often one which is regarded as sacred and which explains how the world and its inhabitants came to have their present… …   Wikipedia

  • John Shelton Lawrence — is an emeritus professor of philosophy at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. His initial major publication, The American Monomyth , written with Robert Jewett, was published in 1977.The major contribution of The American… …   Wikipedia

  • Comparative mythology — Various mythos …   Wikipedia

  • Quest — This article is about the word, for other meanings see Quest (disambiguation) A quest is a journey towards a goal used in mythology and literature as a plot. Quests can be found in the folklore of every nation. [Josepha Sherman, Once upon a… …   Wikipedia

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  • Screenwriting — is the art and craft of writing scripts for film, television or video games.Writing for film is potentially one of the most high profile and best paying careers available to a writer and, as such, is also perhaps the most sought after. While it… …   Wikipedia

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