The Hero with a Thousand Faces - Part 1: Chapter 2, Sections 1, 2 and 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Chapter 2, Sections 1, 2 and 3 Summary and Analysis

"The Journey of the Hero" - "Initiation" - "The Road of Trials" This is the stage of the Hero's Journey, Campbell writes, in which he encounters a series of challenges (physical or psychological) that must be overcome in order for his journey to continue. He may or may not be aided in these challenges by the gifts of the Supernatural Guide, or other individuals he encounters along the way. "And so it happens," Campbell writes, "that if anyone - in whatever society - undertakes for himself the perilous journey by descending, either intentionally or unintentionally, into the crooked lanes of his own spiritual labyrinth, he soon finds himself in a landscape of symbolical figures..." These figures, Campbell suggests, and the Hero's subsequent encounters with them, are necessary so that the Hero can get rid of...

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