Hero's Journey 14 Critiques

Join us for part fourteen of the Hero's Journey: Critiques. Fair warning: if you critique this video, we'll cry. 

Just kidding. We're an omniscient online presence. We can't cry. 

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know even now a lot of people do accept that

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there are these kind of central stories that get told

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again and again But you know some scholars have suggested

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that even if there are these repetitions focusing on similarities

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instead of differences is not actually good literary criticism Because

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when you focus just on what's the same you sort

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of forget everything that's different And when we just focus

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on what's the same we do lose the creativity and

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the detail and the context of the new tellings and

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you know there's a kind of political critique eras well

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right when western white man says every story is the

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story of a man there's the sense that he's sort

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of imposing this powerful male classist world view on the

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world and ignoring all of the variations of myth that

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happened around the world So there's a kind of artistic

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criticism to be made and there's also a political criticism

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to be Made and another critique that we've alluded to

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already is that whether campbell is sort of reflecting this

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or articulating it for himself his focus on men and

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his continual positioning of women as obstacles to be conquered

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is pretty sexist Entire something hurry What her some critiques 00:01:51.494 --> [endTime] concerning joseph campbell's Idea of the monuments Eh