1. Ordinary World:
--> Hero's comfort zone, where they are when we first meet them - where they're from.
2. Call to adventure:
--> A disruption of that comfort zone, through a message, arrival, challenge, or realization!
3. Refusal of the Call:
--> Hero believes s/he is not ready for the challenge and tries to ignore the call.
4. Meeting the Mentor:
--> A person or belief that gives the hero confidence to set out on their journey.
5. Crossing the Threshold:
--> hero leaves "ordinary world" and enters the "special world" - no backing out now!
6. Tests, Allies, Enemies:
--> In the "special world," hero must learn rules, and identify who to trust & who to avoid.
--> Although hero is learning, things go downhill with more challenges & tough situations.
--> Hero must face their biggest fear, their greatest challenge ("life-or-death" moment).
--> Successfully overcoming the ordeal, hero obtains reward: education/prize/honor, etc.
10. The Road Back:
--> Hero has reward, but is far from home. SOMETHING requires hero to return home.
--> Hero faces one more challenge - s/he must be accepted as changed/reborn.
--> Must prove him/herself HEROIC to the "ordinary world" community!
12: Return with Reward:
--> Celebration! Hero is accepted and acknowledged!
--> Hero may be able to share the reward with "ordinary world" community, healing or at least inspiring his/her people.
HOMEWORK TONIGHT: make sure your notes are complete by comparing them to the brief notes above. THEN! Fill in the chart we started in class today, showing how Junior's story in Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian maps onto these 12 stages of the Hero's Journey. DUE in class tomorrow, Thursday 9/14
9th Grade Foundations
This class serves as a gateway course to our choice-based English Language Arts curriculum! It is a foundational course which will ensure the readiness of your reading and writing skills to support your learning throughout the rest of your high school career.