This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
The Author (Joseph Campbell) - This person was an American teacher, lecturer, and writer whose work was almost exclusively in the field of mythology. He studied and commented on numerous aspects of myth - its function, history, and cultural context, the similarities and differences between the various myths of various societies, and the relationship between myth and human psychology.
Sigmund Freud - This person was a groundbreaking psychoanalyst and psychologist, whose theories revolutionized medical and popular thinking about the functioning of the human psyche. In essence, he observed and taught that the psyche...
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