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A Whole New Kind of Hero: A Comparison of "Creating the Myth" and "Beauty and the Beast"

Summary: Compares Linda Seger's "Creating the Myth" to the classic French story of "Beauty and the Beast." Describes the steps involved in creating a hero of a story. Contends that Beauty and the Beast has within it an atypical hero, one who pokes holes in Seger's hero myth theory.
Linda Seger's hero myth from her publication "Creating the Myth" is very thorough in the steps involved in creating a hero of a story. All ten steps are very common to a typical hero story. However, there are some gaps in her theory. An example of a story that does not fit Seger's theory is the Disney version of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. This popular cultural phenomenon has within it an atypical hero, one who pokes holes in Seger's hero myth theory. This atypical hero, simply named Beast, does not fit all ten of the steps in a typical hero story.

It is obvious that Beast does not fit Seger's theory the moment he is introduced in the story. He described as a "spoiled, selfish, and unkind prince [with] no love in his heart." He lives in a great castle and has everything he could...

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