Varsity Tutors Presents Videos for the Hero’s Journey

“The Archetype of the Hero’s Journey” page of Varsity Tutors has links to videos from around the Internet that explain or illustrate facets of the Hero’s Journey. For Example:

The Hero’s Journey
This YouTube video (5:46) focuses on the character types found in the monomyth. It uses examples from Happy Gilmore, Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Indiana Jones, The Wizard of Oz, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Karate Kid. Preview for appropriateness.

A Host of Heroes
This TED-ED video (4:54) uses examples from Beowulf, Oedipus, Romeo and Juliet, Star Wars, Zorro, and King Arthur to explore the differences between the epic, tragic, and romantic hero. Captioned, includes follow-up questions.

An Anti-Hero of One’s Own
This TED-ED video (4:11) explores the pattern of the anti-hero using references to Fahrenheit 451 and 1984, among others. Captioned, includes follow-up questions and other support.

What Makes a Hero?
This TED-ED video (4:34) outlines Campbell’s monomyth or hero’s journey, with special emphasis on Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games . Captioned, includes follow-up questions.

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Check out other powerful hero resources at TheHeroPlace, including Hero Tools (such as StoryCraft Hero-Story Writing Software) and Hero Organizations (such as the Gallery of Heroes) as well as other Hero Wisdom (such as that of script-writing coach Skip Press). Also, search or submit to hero databases (such as hero-story databases) from around the Internet in the Your Heroes section of TheHeroPlace.

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The Hero Effect docu-series

“The Hero Effect is an uplifting docu-series that tells the stories of ordinary individuals who are making extraordinary differences in their communities. Each episode is shot on location in different communities across the country, celebrating everyday heroes that facilitate beneficial, life-changing impact on the people around them. The Hero Effect airs monthly on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET and is co-hosted by former Super Bowl Champion Donald Driver and actress/advocate Emily Wilson.”  Click here to access the Hero Effect website.

Check out other powerful hero resources at TheHeroPlace, including Hero Wisdom (such as that of script-writing coach Skip Press) and Hero Organizations (such as the Gallery of Heroes) as well as other Hero Tools (such as StoryCraft Hero-Story Writing Software). Also, search or submit to hero databases (such as hero-story databases) from around the Internet in the Your Heroes section of TheHeroPlace.

Help us maintain, improve, and expand this and other posts in TheHeroPlace.  Contact us today to add to our unique resource for “All Things Hero!”

Book examines why we perceive certain people as heroes

Book by Allison and Goethals of the University of Richmond looks at the psychology of heroism, investigating why we perceive certain people as heroes. Click here for more about their book.

Check out other powerful hero resources at TheHeroPlace, including Hero Wisdom (such as that of script-writing coach Skip Press) and Hero Organizations (such as the Gallery of Heroes) as well as other Hero Tools (such as StoryCraft Hero-Story Writing Software). Also, search or submit to hero databases (such as hero-story databases) from around the Internet in the Your Heroes section of TheHeroPlace.

Help us maintain, improve, and expand this and other posts in TheHeroPlace.  Contact us today to add to our unique resource for “All Things Hero!”