The Hero with a Thousand Faces Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

The idea of the myth is the underlying theme and motivation of this book, "The Hero with a Thousand Faces."

Part 1: Define the idea of a myth.

Part 2: How are myths used in cultures today and in the past?

Part 3: What is the observation Campbell makes about myths as they are told across cultures and time periods?

Essay Topic 2

The journey of the hero is the way Campbell shows the reader how myths can be linked to each other in their content and structure.

Part 1: Name and describe the first stage of the Hero's journey.

Part 2: What is the significance of this stage?

Part 3: What are some examples of myths that describe this starting point?

Essay Topic 3

As the Hero continues the journey, there are a number of different ways he is tested.

Part 1: List at least 2 of the steps along the Hero's journey that test...

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