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Analyzing and critiquing the Hero’s Journey

Joseph Campbell articulated the Hero’s Journey in The Hero with a Thousand Faces. In brief (almost painfully brief), the Hero’s Journey describes the stages many heroes go through in fiction.Odysseus, Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, and countless other heroes share these stages, but Overly Sarcastic Productions think that they’ve spotted a few major flaws in Campbell’s classic articulation of the Hero’s Journey. Certainly these folks have done a lot of research into the matter and aren’t just throwing meaningless criticism at a very useful mode of analysis, right?

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