Tale of The Hero’s Journey
2011 Documentary written, produced, and directed by Patricia Takaya Solomon; executive produced by Patricia Frazier and Patrick Solomon; photographed by Ezra Migel; music composed by Isaac Sprintis, and performed by the Finding Joe Theatre Troupe
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.