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Hero Archetype
Contemporary Hero’s Quest
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Chris Camburn
HUM 105
02/23/15
Professor Jones

Table of Contents
• Introduction
• Main Character
• The Villain
• Archetypes
• Steps taken by the hero
• Mythological origins
• Mythological symbolism
• Conflicts between personal desires and community responsibility
• Conclusion

Introduction
*The portrayal of a hero archetype has been a part of

society and can be traced back to ancient times and the earliest of myths. The hero is the integral archetype in the collective unconscious of whichever culture the story is based. Heroes become a collective and personal encounter that each individual in the audience identifies with, they simultaneously embody the collective hopes and ideals of the culture that
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We fall in love with the quest that comprises their story, and even the other characters that surround them. The creation of these heroes follows a path known as the heroes quest, in which certain steps are taken which lead them down a path of greatness, while at the same time etching their importance in our subconscious. Regardless of the fact that these characters are heroes, it is important to realize they are a part of us and represent not only our capabilities but also our own personal struggles. References
Daniels, L. (1998). Superman: The Complete History (1st ed.). Titan Books
Indick, W. (2004, November). Classical Heroes in Modern
Movies: Mythological Patterns of the Superhero . Journal of
Media Psychology, 9(3).
Leonard, S., & McClure, M. (2004). Myth and Knowing. An
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