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Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Women & Goddesses: Chapter 2, The Heroine in Everywoman Summary

Jean Shinoda-Bolen
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Book 3, Women & Goddesses: Chapter 2, The Heroine in Everywoman Summary and Analysis

This is the final chapter of the book. In it, she begins to discuss the heroine's journey. In this story, the protagonist is the 'star of her own life' as it is with everyone healthy. The way that is expressed is changeable because there are people who make intentional choices with respect to self-sacrifice usually due to how highly that person values something else- such as duty to family, a good reputation, or the importance of what other people think.

The author differentiates the heroine and the nonheroine, lest readers believe that everyone is a heroine. Really, just like heroes, that is an exclusive and elitist term and it is so intentionally and without apology. The psychiatrist uses a fiction novel to serve as an example. She shows readers how it...

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