Hero's Journey 8 Women's Roles

Join us for part eight of the Hero's Journey: Women's Roles. You know, like Lady Macbeth, Liz Lemon, Katniss Everdeen, Hermione Gra––oh. That's not what we're talking about? Well...guess we'll hit play and find out what this video is actually about. We're pretty sure it won't be as enjoyable without Liz Lemon, but what do we know?

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LiteratureHero's Journey

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seductress The meeting with the goddess is a kind of

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the character meets someone who really makes him feel loved

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and valued Sometimes these aren't so distinct though so the

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temptress is a woman that sort of can throw him

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off his path because you know she doesn't want him

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to do his work She wants him to pay attention

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to her right Women are so terrible I'm thinking of

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friday night lights in the first episode there's this quarterback

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and he gets really injured and his girlfriend you know

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was so devoted to him for their whole relationship and

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she always had this idea in their little texas town

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that you know her Her boyfriend success was going to

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get her out of there She's kind of the seductress

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and the loving mother because she tries to help him

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but he finds it really smothering He feels like her

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attachment to the way things used to be it's kind

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of preventing Him from coming to terms with his new

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reality as someone with a serious disability and sew her

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love it it's not a kind of net positive It

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actually prevents him from his personal growth and personal journey

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You know one of the things that campbell has really

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been criticised for is that women in his story always

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show up us obstacles Right So even idea of a

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mother's love in his story occurs as a kind of

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obstacle because it sort of lulls the hero into complacency

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and makes him not want to go out and sort

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of vanquish the various foes that are in his path

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What role do women's play during the hero's initiation Faith