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Recipe for a Hero What elements make a mythical hero According to Joseph Campbell a mythical hero follows the monomyth process which includes beginning the adventure a separation descent into the underworld trials and tests the triumph emergence return and a new power or knowledge The books Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight both translated by Burton Raffel and the movie Star Wars by George Lucas have mythical heroes The three works are each about a man who wishes to prove himself a hero Beowulf a brave warrior must defeat various monsters Sir Gawain a gallant knight puts his own virtues to the test when he agrees to exchange blows with the Green Knight Luke Skywalker a Jedi in training must help to destroy the evil Empire that threatens his people Lukes adventure demonstrates his completion of Campbells process when compared to the heroes Beowulf and Gawain who follow the process as well According to Joseph Campbells monomyth process a hero must begin his adventure and undergo a separation Luke Skywalker meets Obi Wan Kenobi and decides to go with him to learn the ways of the force and fight the evil Empire Then he hires Hans Solo as a pilot and leaves his home planet separating himself from all he has ever known He will fight so that more innocent people will not suffer at the hands of the Empire Similarly when Beowulf learns of Grendel he fits out a boat to sail across the sea to Hrothgar now when help was neededRaffel 200 He then leaves his homeland to rescue King Hrothgars people from the horror of the monster Both men face a crisis and leave home to prove themselves and to save innocent lives The mythical hero must next make his entry into the underworld and undergo various trials and tests Luke descents into the underworld when he goes inside the Death Star Once inside he must save the princess
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