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For questions about The Hero with a Thousand Faces, the book by Joseph Campbell. Use in conjunction with [joseph-campbell].

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In the "Archetypal Story" is the "woman" a form of temptation or a motivator/reward?

In Joseph Campbell's "hero's journey" from The Hero with a Thousand Faces, he talks about the goddess/woman/love interest in a story with a male lead in two ways: The meeting with the ...
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Is there "required" background reading for "The Hero With a Thousand Faces"?

The influence of "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell is well documented. I have picked up the version published in the "Collected Works of Joseph Campbell" series and have sadly found ...
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Why is the hero's journey so ubiquitous across world literature?

In The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Joseph Campbell argues that many myths follow a typical pattern involving the hero's departure from familiar surroundings to a unfamiliar setting, ultimately ...
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