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and the Quest Pattern

and the Quest Pattern

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Trustworthy
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Motivated Confident Brave Characteristics of a Hero Honest Good Role Model Intelligent
Motivated
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Brave
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Honest
Good Role Model
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Trustworthy Motivated Confident Brave Characteristics of a Hero Honest Good Role Model Intelligent Adventurous Inspirational Courageous
Adventurous
Adventurous
Inspirational
Inspirational
Courageous
Courageous
Trustworthy Motivated Confident Brave Characteristics of a Hero Honest Good Role Model Intelligent Adventurous Inspirational Courageous
Extraordinary
Extraordinary

Characteristics of a Hero:

Brave

Trustworthy

Motivated

Confident

Adventurous

Good Role Model

High values Honest Good communicator

Strong leader Courageous

Inspirational

Hopeful

Positive

Extraordinary Talent Strength

Responsible to others

Intelligent

The answer is as different as you are ...

The answer is as different as you are ...

Real-life heroes from history Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.

Real-life heroes from history

Real-life heroes from history Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses

life; love harmonizes it. Hatred

darkens life; love illuminates it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Real-life heroes from history Houston, Tranquility Base here. The eagle has landed. That‟s one small step

Real-life heroes from history

Real-life heroes from history Houston, Tranquility Base here. The eagle has landed. That‟s one small step

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The eagle has landed.

That‟s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.

Neil Armstrong, Upon landing on the Moon, July 20, 1969

Superheroes I'm here to fight for truth and justice.

Superheroes

Superheroes I'm here to fight for truth and justice.

I'm here to fight for truth and justice.

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Superheroes

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Real-life heroes from today "Firemen are going to get killed. When they join the department they

Real-life heroes from today

Real-life heroes from today "Firemen are going to get killed. When they join the department they

"Firemen are going to get killed. When they join the department they face that fact. When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is

all in the line of duty. They

were not

thinking of getting killed when they went where death lurked. They went there to put the fire out, and got killed. Firefighters do not regard themselves as

heroes because they do what the business

requires."

Edward Croker Source: Chief, FDNY 1899-1911

Real-life heroes from today I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have

Real-life heroes from today

Real-life heroes from today I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have

I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26

occasions I have been

entrusted to take the game

winning shot

. . .

and missed.

And I have failed over and over

and over again in my life. And

that is why

. . .

I succeed.

Michael Jordan

Who are your heroes?

Real-life heroes from today

Uncle
Uncle

Grandparents

Mother
Mother
Father
Father
Aunt Friends
Aunt
Friends

In stories or films, what is a

hero?

A person who has demonstrated

courage or has done something particularly noble, especially one

who has risked or sacrificed his

or her life for the greater good.

In mythology and legend,

what is a hero?

A man, often of divine ancestry (one or more parents is a god or has special powers)

He is endowed with great courage and strength He is celebrated for his bold exploits

He is favoured by the gods (ie. Good luck seems to follow him)

Can the word „hero‟ mean

anything else?

Hero can also mean the main male character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation.

Note: The word “hero” is considered to be a gender-neutral term. It is used to refer to admired women as well as men.

• In legends and myths, no matter what country or era they are from, quite often

In legends and myths, no matter what

country or era they are from, quite often the

hero‟s story follows a pattern.

That means that a hero story written two thousand years ago in China will be similar to a hero story from Greece and even similar to many hero stories written today.

Birth

Fabulous circumstances surrounding

conception, birth and childhood mark

the hero as „different‟.

Eg. One of the parents is immortal, or

the hero comes from “mysterious

circumstances”.

Call to Adventure

Something big happens so that the

hero knows he or she has to do

something.

Eg. Someone dies and the hero has to avenge the crime, something bad is

going to happen and only the hero can

stop it.

Helpers/Amulet

The hero gets help from someone or

something else (eg. a wizard, an old

man, a dwarf, a crone, or a fairy godmother).

The helper commonly gives the hero a protective amulet (charm worn against

evil) or weapon for the journey.

Crossing the Threshold

The hero starts on the adventure. Often there is some sort of ordeal or a

“threshold” to cross.

This shows that the hero is not just some

ordinary person.

Eg. goes on a journey, crosses an ocean,

enters a dream, travels through time etc.

Tests

Hero travels through the world of adventure where he must undergo a series of tests.

Tests are often violent encounters with monsters, sorcerers, warriors, or forces of nature.

Each successful test further proves the

hero‟s ability and advances the journey towards its climax or „final battle.‟

Final Battle

The critical moment in the hero‟s journey.

Often a final battle with a monster, wizard

or warrior.

Final battle allows for resolution of the

adventure.

Flight

After accomplishing the mission:

Hero must return to the threshold of adventure and prepare for a return to the everyday world.

The “flight” stage may be quick (because the

hero is being chased by something crazy) or

relaxed (because nothing is chasing him).

Return

Hero again crosses the threshold of adventure and returns to the everyday world

Eg. an awakening, a rebirth, a

resurrection, or a simple emergence from a cave or forest.

Home

Hero comes back from the adventure

changed and able to make his or her

world better.

The End

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